North West Doctoral Music Symposium

Manchester, 14 March 2017

In cooperation with the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership and the Royal Music Association, the Royal Northern College of Music would like to invite all postgraduates and early career researchers to present research in musicology, performance, composition, music psychology, music education and ethnomusicology. The aim of the conference is to provide an important networking opportunity for doctoral music researchers and the chance to share new research in a supportive environment. We would like to particularly encourage proposals that include an interactive, practical or demonstrative element, although we are also happy to receive proposals for traditional paper formats. Presentations should last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion. Additionally, we would like to welcome applications for panel sessions involving 3 or 4 speakers, lasting an hour and a half in total with time for questions.

In order to apply, please send an e-mail to with the following information:

1 Name

2 Email address

3 Institutional affiliations

4 A short biography of no more than 50 words

5 Title and abstract of no more than 250 words, with 3 or 4 keywords.

6 AV requirements and any other special requests.

7 Whether you want to apply for any funding towards your travel costs.

8 Whether you are interested in joining an informal conference dinner in the evening.

The call for papers will be open until Tuesday 14 February. Authors will be contacted shortly afterwards.

We are happy to announce that Dr Anne M. Hyland (University of Manchester) will be giving a keynote speech about her new research project investigating the Viennese string quartet between 1818 and 1830.

Conference committee: Jessica Beck, Marten Noorduin and Barbara Kelly