Instrument of Change: The International Rise of the Guitar (c.1870-1945)

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 December 2016
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

The University of Melbourne, Australia

http://mcm.unimelb.edu.au/instrumentofchange

The rise and international dissemination of the modern guitar can be dated to the decades around the turn of the 20th century, when the instrument took on a variety of forms and became associated with a range of playing styles and music genres. This conference will explore the contexts and trajectories of the guitar during this dynamic period, which pre-dated its global proliferation as a popular music icon in the second half of the 20th century.

Keynote speakers for the conference will include:
Prof. Walter Clark (University of California, Riverside); Prof. Kevin Dawe (University of Kent); Dr Melanie Plesch (University of Melbourne); Prof. John Whiteoak (Monash University)

The call for papers has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. Paper-givers will be notified by early August, but if you need earlier notification, please notify Dr Michael Christoforidis.

  • A provisional program will be posted on the conference website by early October.
  • Registration is free, but bookings will open on Monday 17 October (a link will be provided on the conference website for further information).
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