Conferences in musicology

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Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Higher Education, London, 24 January 2020
  2. II International Conference Wind Bands in Focus: Band Research Paradigms in Spain, Jaén, Spain, 30–31 January 2020
  3. ‘Don’t mention the C Word’ – Re-assessing the Meaning and Impact of Censorship in Opera, Leeds, UK, 5 February 2020
  4. Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, Waco, Texas, 6–8 February 2020
  5. Popular Music: Society, Politics, and History, Strasbourg, 7 February 2020
  6. British-Russian Crossroads: Cultural and Historical Exchanges of Words and Music, St Petersburg, 15 February 2020
  7. Capitalist Realism: 10 Years On, Huddersfield, UK, 15–16 February 2020
  8. Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020, Salzburg, 21–22 February 2020
  9. Musical Women in Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century, Manchester, UK, 24–26 February 2020
  10. Beethoven 2020: Analytical and Performative Perspectives, Amsterdam, 29 February – 1 March 2020
  11. Sondheim@90@Williams, Williamstown, MA, USA, 6–7 March 2020
  12. The Construction of National Identity in Music, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 14–15 March 2020.
  13. Transnational approaches and Cosmopolitan localisms. 4th Biennal de Música Isabelina, Madrid, 20–21 March 2020
  14. Researching Music – Education – Technology (MET2020), London, 23–24 March 2020
  15. Parole del Metastasio – Opera and Emotions in Eighteenth-Century Europe, Madrid, 25–27 March 2020
  16. Fail Better: Sharing Challenges and Learning in Classical Music Innovation, Maastricht, 27–28 March 2020
  17. Beethoven the European, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 March 2020
  18. The Improviser’s Experience; Knowledge, Methodologies, Communication: An RMA Study Day, Huddersfield, UK, 2 April 2020
  19. Duni: a 18th century musician from Matera to the heart of Europe, Matera, Italy, 3–5 April 2020
  20. Joseph Joachim: Identities / Identitäten, Karlsruhe, Germany, 3–5 April 2020
  21. Art Readings 2020: New Art Module: Journeys, 6–8 April 2020
  22. Working in Music, Turku, Finland, 15–17 April 2020
  23. “Musica practica, musica theoretica” – A Musical Work as a Message, Poznań, Poland, 21–22 April 2020
  24. Responses in Music to Climate Change, New York, 21–23 April 2020
  25. Early Recordings: The Impacts of a Transformative Technology, London, 23 April 2020
  26. Ludo2020: Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, Valletta, Malta, 24–25 April 2020
  27. Imperfection as an Aesthetic Idea in Music: Perspectives from Musicology and Artistic Research, Graz, Austria, 6–7 May 2020
  28. Fragility of Sounds, Graz, Austria, 8–9 May 2020
  29. String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe, Auckland, 9–10 May 2020
  30. The Reformed Theology and Spirituality of Music: From the Reformation to the Present, Enschede, Netherlands, 13–15 May 2020
  31. IASPM Benelux International Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 14–16 May 2020
  32. Low End Theories: Understanding Bass Music and Culture Study Day, Bristol, UK, 16 May 2020
  33. Early Music Conference: “Musicking: Culturally Informed Performance Practices”, Eugene, Oregon, 19–23 May 2020
  34. Music, Cinema, and Modernism: The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America, Turin, 22–24 May 2020
  35. Journées d’Informatique Musicale 2020 (JIM 2020), Strasbourg, 25–27 May 2020
  36. Memory, Identity and the Remediation of Musical Lives, London, 29–30 May 2020
  37. Music and the Moving Image Conference 2020, New York, 29–31 May 2020
  38. Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History, Helsinki, 3–5 June 2020
  39. 3rd International Music and Musicology Doctoral Conference, Paris, 4–6 June 2020.
  40. Early Recordings: Methodologies in Research and Practice, London, 10 June 2020.
  41. The Autoethnography of Composition and the Composition of Autoethnography, Glasgow, 17 June 2020
  42. Future Directions of Electroacoustic Music Studies (EMS20), Leicester, UK, 17–20 June 2020
  43. What does Democracy Sound Like? Music and Political Democratisation in Late Twentieth Century, Huddersfield, UK, 18–19 June 2020
  44. 50+ Years of Creative Music: Anthony Braxton – Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Theorist, Hamburg, 18–20 June 2020
  45. Society for Musicology in Ireland: 18th Annual Plenary Conference, Dublin, 25–27 June 2020
  46. 3rd AEMC Conference on Music, Communication and Performance, Montecassiano, Italy, 27–28 June 2020
  47. Schumann’s Faust on the Verges of Music Theatre, Ghent, Belgium, 27–28 June 2020
  48. 10th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA2020), Aalborg, Denmark, 29 June – 1 July 2020
  49. International Conference on Musical Form, Newcastle, UK, 30 June – 1 July 2020
  50. Song Studies 2020 – Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches to Songs and Practices of Singing (1200-today), Ghent, Belgium, 1–3 July 2020
  51. Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2020, Edinburgh, 1–4 July 2020
  52. 2020 Institute for Russian Music Studies Annual Conference, Vipiteno, Italy, 2–5 July 2020
  53. Performance Studies Network International Conference 2020, Huddersfield, UK, 2–5 July 2020
  54. Tzlil Meudcan 2020, Tel Aviv, 4-9 July.
  55. Music and Sonic Art: Sounding Identities, Cambridge, UK, 8–10 July 2020
  56. Cross-European Summer School on Musical Ability, Finland, Italy, Poland, and the UK, 15-17 July 2020
  57. 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Birmingham, 15–19 July 2020
  58. Decolonising the Musical University, Edinburgh, 23–24 July 2020
  59. Birmingham Music Analysis Conference (BrumMAC 2020), Birmingham, 23–25 July 2020
  60. North American British Music Studies Association Ninth Biennial Conference, Illinois, USA, 23–26 July 2020
  61. 24th IGEB International Conference on Wind Music, Valencia, Spain, 23–27 July 2020
  62. Doctors in Performance, Tallinn, Estonia, 2–4 September 2020
  63. Bootleg Opera and Pirate Queens, Bern, 2–4 September 2020
  64. 15th International Congress on Musical Signification, Barcelona, 4–8 September 2020
  65. Sibelius Conference 2020: Sibelius on the Scene, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 7–9 September 2020
  66. RMA Annual Conference 2020, London, 8–10 September 2020
  67. SEMPRE Autumn Conference: The Role of Music Psychology Research in a Complex World, Leeds, UK, 10–11 September 2020
  68. 1st Biennial Carl Nielsen Studies Conference, Newcastle, UK, 17–18 September 2020
  69. Warsaw Autumn Festival and the Iron Curtain, Warsaw, 17–18 September 2020
  70. Beyond Beethoven, 2020-1770, Ithaca, USA, 17–20 September 2020.
  71. Revisiting Austrian and German Music: from the ‘Spring of Nations’ to the Cold War, and launch of the IAGMR (Institute of Austrian and German Music Research), Guildford, UK, 18–19 September 2020.
  72. 10th European Music Analysis Congress, Moscow, 21-26 September 2020
  73. Like, share and subscribe: Youtube, music and cyberculture before and after the new decade, Lisbon, 2–3 October 2020
  74. Music and the Spanish Civil War, Berlin, 8-10 October 2020
  75. Musical Networking in the ‘Long’ 19th Century, Zagreb, 15-17 October 2020
  76. Financing Music in Europe from the 18th to the Early 20th Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 October 2020
  77. Music – Musicology – Interpretation, Belgrade, 22–24 October 2020
  78. The 21st Century Guitar, Lisbon, 2–5 November 2020
  79. Beethoven and the Piano – Philology, Context and Performance Practice, Lugano, Switzerland, 4–6 November 2020
  80. Music and Science from Leonardo to Galileo, Lucca, Italy, 13–15 November 2020
  81. In Search of Perfect Harmony: Giuseppe Tartini’s Music and Music Theory in Local and European Contexts, Ljubljana and Piran, Slovenia, 16–17 November 2020
  82. Bach and Italy, Turin, 26–28 November 2020
  83. Musicology and Its Future in Times of Crises, Zagreb, Croatia, 27–28 November 2020
  84. ‘Women Are not Born to Compose’: Female Musical Works from 1750 to 1950, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 November 2020
  85. Through the Prism of Chopin: Reimagining the 19th Century. International Chopinological Congress, Warsaw, 1–4 December 2020
  86. Music and Resistance, Lucca, Italy, 11–13 December 2020
  87. Beyond Sovereignism: New perspectives on Fausto Torrefranca, Rome, 11-13 March 2021.
  88. ESCOM11, Sheffield, UK; Baku, Azerbaijan; Bogota, Colombia; Bengaluru, India; Vilnius, Lithuania; Bydgoszcz, Poland; TBC, South Africa, 28–31 July 2021
  89. IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress, Athens, 22–6 August 2022

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