Conferences in musicology

Announcements can be made on this page for conferences in any language, anywhere in the world: please make a submission by following the instructions here. Once your submission has been moderated it will be published on the site. Calls for papers and other information about forthcoming conferences in musicology and in related disciplines can be found at this site, which is maintained (in their spare time) by J. P. E. Harper-Scott, Professor of Music History and Theory, and Timothy Summers, both at Royal Holloway, University of London (email the moderators). A full archive of Golden Pages conference announcements is available here. For other sites listing conferences, see details at the bottom of this page. To subscribe to the Musicology-All mailing list, of which Harper-Scott and Summers are also moderators, click here.

Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. 10th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA2020), Aalborg, Denmark, 29 June – 1 July 2020
  2. International Conference on Musical Form, Newcastle, UK, 30 June – 1 July 2020
  3. Song Studies 2020 – Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches to Songs and Practices of Singing (1200-today), Ghent, Belgium, 1–3 July 2020
  4. Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2020, Edinburgh, 1–4 July 2020
  5. 2020 Institute for Russian Music Studies Annual Conference, Vipiteno, Italy, 2–5 July 2020
  6. RMA-KVNM Postgraduate Symposium in Music Research, Rotterdam, 3–4 July 2020.
  7. Religion and Magnificence – Music and Ceremonies at the European Courts in 17th and 18th Centuries, Lisbon, 3–5 July 2020
  8. Tzlil Meudcan 2020, Tel Aviv, 4–9 July 2020
  9. Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference 2020: Leisure Pasts, Presents and Futures, Manchester, UK, 7–9 July 2020
  10. Music and Sonic Art: Sounding Identities, Cambridge, UK, 8–10 July 2020
  11. ACMC 2020 : Australasian Computer Music Conference, Canberra, 8–11 July 2020
  12. Myriad Materialities: Towards a New Global Writing of Colonial Ports and Port Cities, Berlin, 10–11 July 2020
  13. Cross-European Summer School on Musical Ability, Finland, Italy, Poland, and the UK, 15–17 July 2020
  14. 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Birmingham, 15–19 July 2020
  15. Music & Eye-Tracking, Frankfurt, 16–17 July 2020
  16. Visualising the Unseen: Music in Visual Culture, Prague, 16–18 July 2020
  17. Decolonising the Musical University, Edinburgh, 23–24 July 2020
  18. Birmingham Music Analysis Conference (BrumMAC 2020), Birmingham, 23–25 July 2020
  19. North American British Music Studies Association Ninth Biennial Conference, Illinois, USA, 23–26 July 2020
  20. 24th IGEB International Conference on Wind Music, Valencia, Spain, 23–27 July 2020
  21. isaScience 2020: Heroes, Canons, Cults. Critical Inquiries, Vienna, 12–16 August 2020
  22. Archaeology of Soundscapes and Soundscapes for Archaeology EAA 2020, Budapest, 26–30 August 2020
  23. Doctors in Performance, Tallinn, Estonia, 2–4 September 2020
  24. Bootleg Opera and Pirate Queens, Bern, 2–4 September 2020
  25. 2nd International Conference on Timbre, Virtual, 3–4 September 2020
  26. 15th International Congress on Musical Signification, Barcelona, 4–8 September 2020
  27. Beyond the Object and Back: The Role of Collections in Music Museums, London, 6–10 September 2020
  28. Sibelius Conference 2020: Sibelius on the Scene, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 7–9 September 2020
  29. RMA Annual Conference 2020, London, 8–10 September 2020
  30. SEMPRE Autumn Conference: The Role of Music Psychology Research in a Complex World, Leeds, UK, 10–11 September 2020
  31. Music and Change Before and After 1990, Vilnius, Lithuania, 10–12 September 2020
  32. Audio Mostly 2020, Graz, Austria, 15–17 September 2020
  33. 1st Biennial Carl Nielsen Studies Conference, Newcastle, UK, 17–18 September 2020
  34. Warsaw Autumn Festival and the Iron Curtain, Warsaw, 17–18 September 2020
  35. Beyond Beethoven, 2020-1770, Ithaca, USA, 17–20 September 2020
  36. 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
  37. 10th European Music Analysis Congress, Moscow, 21–26 September 2020
  38. Vienna Music Business Research Days 2020, Vienna, 21–23 September 2020
  39. Young Musicology Belgrade 2020. Shaping the Present by the Future: Ethno/musicology and Contemporaneity, Belgrade, 24–26 September 2020
  40. Narrating Musicology: Reviewing the History/Histories of Musicology, Bern, 1–4 October 2020
  41. Like, share and subscribe: Youtube, music and cyberculture before and after the new decade, Lisbon, 2–3 October 2020
  42. Music and the Spanish Civil War, Berlin, 8–10 October 2020
  43. Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs, London, 10–11 October 2020
  44. SIBE+20 Music and Dance Research – Practices of Social and Political Responsibility, Aveiro, Portugal, 14–17 October 2020.
  45. Musical Networking in the ‘Long’ 19th Century, Zagreb, 15–17 October 2020
  46. 7th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM 2020), Montréal, 16 October 2020
  47. Financing Music in Europe from the 18th to the Early 20th Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 October 2020
  48. Società Italiana di Musicologia 27th Annual Conference, Siena, Italy, 16–18 October 2020
  49. Music – Musicology – Interpretation, Belgrade, 22–24 October 2020
  50. Workshop: Women in Nineteenth-Century Czech Musical Culture, Prague, 23 October 2020
  51. Marginalised Voices and Figures in French Festival Culture, 1500–1800, London, 24–25 October 2020
  52. 10th Anniversary International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tbilisi, Georgia, 27–31 October 2020
  53. The 21st Century Guitar, Lisbon, 2–5 November 2020
  54. Beethoven and the Piano – Philology, Context and Performance Practice, Lugano, Switzerland, 4–6 November 2020
  55. Keeping Silent, Listening, Speaking Up: Voice and Silence in Audience-Response to Arts and Literature, Nancy, France, 4–6 November 2020
  56. Body and Corporeality in 20th and 21st Century Music, Graz, Austria, 5–6 November 2020
  57. Music and Political Democratisation in Late Twentieth Century, Huddersfield, UK, 6 November 2020
  58. Music and Science from Leonardo to Galileo, Lucca, Italy, 13–15 November 2020
  59. 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
  60. Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Teleology, Vilnius, Lithuania, 18–20 November 2020
  61. ENIM 2020 – 10th Conference on Musical Research, Coimbra, Portugal, 19–21 November 2020
  62. Musical Works and Cultural Traditions, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 24–25 November 2020
  63. Bach and Italy, Turin, 26–28 November 2020
  64. Musicology and Its Future in Times of Crises, Zagreb, Croatia, 27–28 November 2020
  65. ‘Women Are not Born to Compose’: Female Musical Works from 1750 to 1950, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 November 2020
  66. Through the Prism of Chopin: Reimagining the 19th Century. International Chopinological Congress, Warsaw, 1–4 December 2020
  67. musichildren’20 | 2nd International Symposium: “Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Composers, Performers and Educators, Aveiro, Portugal, 8–10 December 2020
  68. Shakespeare and Music: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Universities of Manchester and Huddersfield, 10–11 December 2020
  69. Enrique Morente: Memory and Heterodoxy in Flamenco, Granada, 10–12 December 2020
  70. Re-envisaging Music: Listening in the Visual Age, Siena, Italy, 10–12 December 2020
  71. Music and Resistance, Lucca, Italy, 11–13 December 2020
  72. Sound Instruments and Sonic Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Bradford, UK, 15–16 December 2020
  73. BFE-RMA Research Students’ Conference, Cambridge, 12–14 January 2021
  74. Naturalising Sounds: How Instrumental Music is (Made) National, Regensburg, 22–23 January 2021
  75. Beyond Sovereignism: New perspectives on Fausto Torrefranca, Rome, 11–13 March 2021
  76. Unmasking Max: Peter Maxwell Davies Study Day, Cardiff, 20 March 2021
  77. Worldwide Music Conference, Prague, 22–23 April 2021
  78. Reframing the Golden Age Musical: Methods, Sources, Performance, Carmel, Indiana, 12–14 May 2021.
  79. 4th Transnational Opera Studies Conference, Bayreuth, 24–26 June 2021
  80. Performance Studies Network International Conference 2020/2021, Huddersfield, UK, 1–4 July 2021 (Rescheduled)
  81. ESCOM11, Sheffield, UK; Baku, Azerbaijan; Bogota, Colombia; Bengaluru, India; Vilnius, Lithuania; Bydgoszcz, Poland; TBC, South Africa, 28–31 July 2021
  82. IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress, Athens, 22–6 August 2022

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