Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2016

Royal Musical Association 52nd Annual Conference

Saturday 3 to Monday 5 September 2016 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Bookings now open. Full details at

Deadline for discounted RMA-member early-bird bookings: Friday 22 July.

The conference aims to celebrate the quality and diversity of current scholarship and research in music by bringing together as many as possible from home and abroad with an interest in the investigation and discussion of the subject’s many branches. The gathering is a vital complement to the impressive range of specialist musical conferences, symposia, study days, and training sessions taking place around the world. Through it the RMA seeks to encourage networking and the provision of opportunities for RMA members, officers, and councillors to meet with each other, and for students and new entrants to the world of musical scholarship and research to meet leaders in the field and vice versa. The conference programme includes the RMA Dent Medal award and lecture, the Le Huray lecture, and the Annual General Meeting.

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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

Royal Music Association Annual Conference 2016
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

3rd– 5th September 2016

The Guildhall School will host the Royal Music Association Annual Conference 2016 on 3rd– 5th September 2016. The conference programme will consist of panels, workshops and research presentations, including the Edward Dent medal award lecture and the Peter Le Huray lecture, as well as networking opportunities.

The Call for Papers for RMA2016 is now open!

The programme committee invites proposals for themed sessions (90 minutes), individual papers (20 minutes), lecture-recitals (30 minutes) and posters (A1 display sheet).

A variety of formats and speakers are encouraged; the aim is to represent the entire scope of current musical scholarship.

Themed-session proposals will be selected on the basis of the quality of the proposal, with sessions especially welcome that:

  • present practice-led research;
  • involve the participation of leading practitioners and performers;
  • explore the interface between research and professional practice;
  • address issues of current political and strategic interest to the sector;
  • are linked thematically to keynote speakers’ areas of expertise;
  • disseminate kinds of research hitherto under-represented at the RMA annual conference;
  • are promoted by RMA’s study groups and sibling organisations concerned with research in music and cognate areas (e.g. members of the Music Research Consortium UK).

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