Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019

Royal Musical Association 55th Annual Conference

The final programme details for the 55th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association, which will be hosted jointly by the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester between 11 and 13 September 2019, are now available on the Conference Website.

This is a reminder that early bird registration closes on 2 August 2019 and that this is the registration deadline for those presenting papers. If you have not already registered, please visit the Conference Registration pages and follow the instructions given there.

Remember that you do not have to be an RMA member to give a paper or attend the conference, but members are entitled to preferential registration rates, as well as the many other benefits of RMA membership. You can easily join by visiting the RMA Website.

We are delighted to announce an additional free concert, to be given at lunchtime on Thursday 12 September by internationally renowned pianist and scholar Roy Howat. The full list of special events accompanying the concert is available on the Conference Events pages. Please note that only two spaces remain for those wishing to attend the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsal and Tour of MediaCity studios.

We are very excited to be putting together the final arrangements for this major event, which will have over 150 presenters, representing a huge range of current international scholarly and creative research in music, including practice-based research in composition, performance and recordings, papers on topics in musicology, ethnomusicology, and with a wide interdisciplinary reach, as well as some thought-provoking sessions reflecting on a number of current issues being debated within the discipline.

We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester in September!

Programme Committee

• Prof. Barbara Kelly (RNCM)

•  Prof. Rebecca Herissone (University of Manchester)

• Dr Warwick Edwards (RMA)

• Dr Michelle Assay (RMA)

• Dr Chloe Alaghband-Zadeh (University of Manchester)

• Dr David Horne (RNCM)

• Dr Tom Perchard (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Subpanel for selection of Acoustic and Electroacoustic Compositions

• Prof. David Berezan (University of Manchester)

•  Dr Laura Bowler (RNCM)

• Dr Larry Goves (RNCM)

• Dr David Horne (RNCM)

• Prof. Camden Reeves (University of Manchester)