Conferences in musicology

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Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. isaScience 2018 “Participatory Approaches to Music & Democracy”, Vienna, 10–14 August 2018
  2. HuCPeR 19th Century Salon, Huddersfield, 28 August–1 September 2018
  3. 3rd festival conference of music performance and artistic research “Doctors in Performance”, Vilnius, 4–6 September 2018
  4. Editing, Performing and Re-Composing the Musical Past – The Emergence of French Neoclassicism (1870–), Birmingham, 5–7 September 2018
  5. Music and Musicology in the Age of Post-Truth, Dublin, 7–8 September 2018
  6. Archival Study Event, Oxford, 10 September 2018
  7. Perspectives on Historically Informed Practices in Music Conference, Oxford, 10–12 September 2018
  8. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, 13–15 September 2018
  9. SPARC Symposium 2018: Socio-Sonic, London, 14–15 September 2018
  10. Art Bands, DiY Music and Cultural Identity in an Age of Transnational Mobility, Reading, 21 September 2018
  11. Towards Best Practice: Teaching Singing in Higher Education – Core competencies, London, 22 September 2018
  12. International Chopinological Conference: ‘The integration of a work: from miniature to large scale’, Warsaw, 26–8 September 2018
  13. “Cardinal Cisneros and Music” Symposium – El cardenal Cisneros y la Música, Toledo, 27–9 September 2018
  14. RMA Study Day: “Il aimait un automate!” Exploring the complex relationship of opera and technology in history and current practice, Belfast, 4 October 2018
  15. Machines and the Musical Imagination (1900–1950), Ottawa, 5 October 2018
  16. “L’abbé Gounod”: French Sacred Music during the romantic era, Lucca, Italy, 5–7 October 2018
  17. Iberian musical crossroads through the ages: Images of music-making in their transcultural exchanges, Barcelona, 17–19 October 2018
  18. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology CIM18 “Meaning and Music”, Poznań, 17–20 October 2018
  19. Symposium and Workshop: South African Opera Productions after the Apartheid, Bayreuth, 18–19 October 2018
  20. Pop – Power – Positions, Bern (Switzerland), 18–20 October 2018
  21. Rossini after Rossini: Musical and Social Legacy (1868-1918), Lucca, Italy, 19–21 October 2018
  22. XXV Annual Conference Of Italian Musicological Society, Bolzano, Italy, 19–21 October 2018
  23. Vocal Sound and Style 1450 to 1650, Brighton, 20–21 October 2018
  24. Fusion and Transformation – Asian Contemporary Compositions since 1990, Taipei, Taiwan, 20 & 23 October 2018
  25. AEC and CEMPE Learning and Teaching Conference, Oslo, 24–6 October 2018
  26. 46th International Baltic Musicological Conference ‘Cultural Change and Music Criticism’, Vilnius, 23–6 October 2018
  27. XIV. International Conference – CONTEXTUALITY OF MUSICOLOGY – What, How, Why and Because, Belgrade, 24–7 October 2018
  28. Notated Music in the Digital Sphere: Possibilities and Limitations, Oslo, 25 October
  29. The London International Piano Symposium: Researching at the Interface between Science and the Art of Piano Performance, London, 28–30 October 2018
  30. Technologies of singing. Investigations of the dispositive singing – body – media at the dawn of sound recording, Detmold, Germany, 2–4 November 2018
  31. EMR and the Church, Durham, 5 November 2018
  32. Modes, Church Tones, Tonality: Tonal Spaces, c. 1550 – c. 1720, Ferrara, Italy, 8­–10 November 2018
  33. SEMPRE Autumn Conference 2018, Leeds, 9–10 November 2018
  34. Principles of Music Composing: Links Between Audiation and Composing, Vilnius, Lithuania, 13–15 November 2018
  35. Music and Figurative Arts in the Nineteenth Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 November 2018
  36. Fifth International Romantic Brass Symposium, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 20–22 November 2018
  37. Journées d’Analyse Musicale 2018 – C. Debussy, F. Couperin and French music: analyses, theories, performances, Aix-en-Provence, 23–4 November 2018
  38. Opera as Institution: Networks and Professions (1700–1914), Graz, 23–4 November 2018
  39. Self-Borrowing in Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera: A Reconsideration, Maynooth, Ireland, 30 November 2018
  40. Spain and Musical Exoticism, Melbourne, 30 November–1 December 2018
  41. Elvis lives in Amsterdam: Manifestations of the imaginary musician, Amsterdam, 29 November–1 December 2018
  42. Ars Antiqua III: Music and Culture in Europe, c1150-c1330, Lucca, Italy, 30 November–2 December 2018
  43. Instrumental Theatre. Music and the Stage in Latin America (1954-2006), Buenos Aires, 3–5 December 2018
  44. Music and the Internet: a Joint Study Day of the RMA & BFE, Oxford, 8 December 2018
  45. Doing metal, being punk, doing punk, being metal: hybridity, crossover and difference in punk and metal subcultures, Leicester, 13–14 December 2018
  46. Gaiety, Glitz and Glamour, or Dispirited Historical Dregs? A Re-evaluation of Operetta, Leeds, 10–12 January 2019
  47. BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference, Sheffield, 10–12 January 2019
  48. Documenting Jazz, Dublin, 17–19 January 2019
  49. Oper im Wechselspiel der Medien: Transformationsprozesse der Oper durch Digitale Medien und das Filmische/Audi-Visuelle in Zeiten von Krisen und Reformen, Munich, 17 January 2019
  50. Sound and Music in the Prism of Sound Studies, Paris, 24–6 January 2019
  51. Mieczysław Weinberg Centenary International Conference, Manchester, 24–7 January 2019
  52. “Vierhändig, immer einmal!” Piano Four Hands Music Symposium, Graz, 25–6 January 2019
  53. Notation for Improvisors, London, 9 February 2019
  54. Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, Toronto, 14–16 February 2019
  55. Sixth International Conference Music and Audio-visual Culture MUCA, Murcia, 14–16 February 2019
  56. From Authorship and Spectatorship to Usership in Music, Ghent, 21-22 February 2019
  57. Historical Fictions Research Network. Radical Fictions, Manchester, 22–3 February 2019
  58. International Conference ‘Modality in Music’, Łódź, 6–8 March 2019
  59. Influence of the Arts in the Middle Ages: Reflexions on the Aquitanian Ms. Paris, BnF, latin 1139, Paris, 19–21 March 2019
  60. Música Analítica 2019: Porto International Symposium on the Analysis and Theory of Music, Porto, Portugal, 21–3 March  2019
  61. Syntagma Musicum, 1619–2019, Ljubljana, 8–9 April 2019
  62. Patterns – Models – Dеsigns, Sofia, 8–9 April 2019
  63. “Musica Practica, Musica Theoretica” – In Search of the Composer’s Idiom: Poetics, Stylistics, and Technique, Poznań, 9–10 April 2019
  64. International conference ‘Musical composition: from intention to opus’, Moscow, 9–11 April 2019
  65. The Multivalent Voice in Transcultural Music-Making, Istanbul, 11–13 April 2019
  66. Rhythm Changes Conference, Graz, 11–14 April 2019
  67. Third Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Musicology with and without Borders”, Tblisi, Georgia, 2–3 May 2019
  68. Musica Scotica Annual Conference, Stirling, 3–5 May 2019
  69. Historical Keyboard Society of North America Eighth Annual Meeting | Il Gusto Italiano: Italian Style and Transalpine Exchanges in Early Keyboard Music, Huntsville, Texas, USA, 13–15 May 2019
  70. Beethoven in the periodical press: reception, perceptions and discursive uses of his figure and his music (XIX-XXI centuries) (7th MUSPRES), La Rioja, Spain, 23–4 May 2019
  71. World of Bob Dylan, Tulsa, 30 May to 2 June 2019
  72. Clara Schumann (née Wieck) and her World, Oxford, 15–16 June 2019
  73. Music and the Arts in England, c. 1670–1750, Hamburg, 27–9 June 2019
  74. Moving Horns: Worldwide Migrations in Horn Playing, Ghent, 2–6 July
  75. Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre (SPARC) Conference, Sheffield, 3–5 July 2019
  76. The “Other” Voice: High Male Voices between Gluck and Rock, Nuremberg, 5–7 July 2019
  77. International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS), Melbourne, 16–20 July 2019
  78. ‘SotonMAC 2019’ and the Music Analysis Summer School 2019, 27–31 July 2019
  79. Musical and Cultural Osmoses in the Balkans, Bucharest, 2–6 September 2019
  80. Music in the body – body in music: The body at the intersection of musical practice and discourse, Göttingen, 5–6 September 2019
  81. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 11–13 September 2019
  82. TCPM 2019 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Lisbon, 9–11 October 2019
  83. Music, Arts and Politics: Revolutions and Restorations in Europe and Croatia 1815-1860, Zagreb 16–19 October 2019

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