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. Music and Disruptive Pasts: Between the Popular and the Arcane, Milton Keynes, 21–2 August 2019
  2. Soldiers’ Tales: Collecting and Sharing Military and Musical Heritage, Oxford, 22 August 2019
  3. Musical Instrument Collectors and Collections, Oxford, 23–5 August 2019
  4. RASMB-IMS 2019 Conference: MUSICAL AND CULTURAL OSMOSES IN THE BALKANS, Bucharest, 2–6 September 2019
  5. Second International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, Bangor, 4–6 September 2019
  6. Theatre and Performance Research Association Conference. Sound, Voice & Music WG: Listening Across, Guildford, 4–6 September 2019
  7. New Takes on Recorded Music: Performance, Creativity, Technology, Guildford, 5–6 September 2019
  8. Music in the body – body in music: The body at the intersection of musical practice and discourse, Göttingen, 5–6 September 2019
    Music and Sound Design for the Screen, Maynooth, 6–7 September 2019
  9. Eleventh Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Huddersfield, 8–10 September 2019
  10. Researching Subcultures and Aesthetics Postgraduate Symposium: Alternative Voices in Academia, Galway, 10 September 2019
  11. OBERTO 2019: The Canon Reloaded? Operatic Repertoire in the Twenty-First Century, Oxford, 10 September 2019
  12. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 11–13 September 2019
  13. Music in Transmission: Teaching and Learning Traditional Music Today, Prague, 12 September 2019
  14. 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days, Vienna, 12–13 September 2019
  15. SPARC Symposium 2019: Land Music: Sound Practices in the Age of Ecological Crisis, London, 12–14 September 2019
  16. Bach at the Dawn Of 2020 – Reception And Imaginaries In The Digital Era, Dresden, 20–27 September 2019
  17. 8th International Scientific Meeting for the Study of Sound and Musical Instruments – Organological Congress, Belmonte, Portugal, 20–22 September 2019
  18. Correct, but not Beautiful Performance II: Deciphering the Hidden Messages in 19th century Notation, Vienna, 23–25 September 2019
  19. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology – CIM 19. “Embodiment in Music”, Graz, Austria – 26–8 September 2019
  20. Stanisław Moniuszko in Polish and World Culture: New Perspectives and Interpretations. International Moniuszko Congress, Gdańsk, 27–8 September 2019
  21. Transnationalism and Transculturalism in Canadian Music, 1969-2019, Ottawa, 29 September 2019
  22. Media of Hate: Representations of Religious Persecution and Repression in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge, 3–4 October 2019
  23. MUSIC AND SPATIALITY – 13th Biennial International Conference on Music Theory and Analysis, Belgrade, 4–6 October 2019
  24. International Artistic Jazz Research Symposium, Vienna, 6 October 2019
  25. TCPM 2019 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Lisbon, 9–11 October 2019
  26. Russian Music in Britain – British Music in Russia, Moscow, 10–11 October 2019
  27. Our music, our world: wind bands and local social life, Aveiro, Portugal, 10–12 October 2019
  28. TTU Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process, Lubbock, Texas, 11–13 October 2019
  29. REEM-BASEES 2019 Annual Conference – In memoriam Stuart Campbell, Durham, 12 October 2019
  30. Music Research in Slovenia in the Past and Present, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14–15 October 2019
  31. Music, Arts and Politics: Revolutions and Restorations in Europe and Croatia 1815-1860, Zagreb 16–19 October 2019
  32. Baroque Festivals between the Sacred and the Profane: Europe and the Atlantic, Loures, Portugal, 17–19 October 2019
  33. Performing Arts and Technical Issues in the 19th Century, Lucca, 18–20 October 2019
  34. Società Italiana Di Musicologia. 26th Annual Conference, Matera, Italy, 18–20 October 2019
  35. IMSEA Conference 2019, Suzhou, China, 18–20 October 2019
  36. In, from, and towards the Americas – Musical Migrations: Transnational Communities, Oral History and Cultural Memory. II MUSAM International Conference, Madrid, 24–5 October 2019
  37. PSYCHOLOGY AND MUSIC ̶ Interdisciplinary Encounters, Belgrade, 24 – 26 October 2019
  38. Grieg Now! IGS International Conference and Workshop 2019, Bergen, 24–7 October 2019
  39. Hands-On Research Symposium: from artistic practice to artistic research, Aveiro, Portugal, 28 October–3 November 2019
  40. Music and Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Durham, 1–2 November 2019
  41. IV ARLAC Conference, Buenos Aires, 5–9 November 2019
  42. Rethinking Austrian and German Music Studies, Guildford, UK, 6 November 2019
  43. SEMPRE Autumn Conference, Bath, 7–8 November, 2019
  44. Ka-Ching! The Sound of Money Economic, social and aesthetic aspects of money in music, Kiel, Germany, 7–10 November 2019
  45. Iconography as a Source for Music History – RMA Study Day, London, 9 November 2019
  46. Opera in Musical Theater: History and Present Time, Moscow, 11–13 November 2019
  47. Belonging and Detachment: Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture, Hobart, Tasmania, 13–15 November 2019
  48. ENIM 2019 – 9th Conference on Musical Research, Lisbon, 14–16 November 2019
  49. “Performing Clara Schumann”, Ithaca, New York, 16–17 November 2019
  50. Music Patronage in Italy from the 15th- to the 18th- Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 November 2019
  51. “From Field to Fiddle” – Historical Gut Strings in Production and Performance, Bern, 19–20 November 2019
  52. Principles of Music Composing: Orchestra in Contemporary Contexts, Vilnius, Lithuania, 20–22 November 2019
  53. Post-ip’19 – 5th International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance, Aveiro, Portugal, 21-23 November 2019
  54. The Past and Present in a Musical Work, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 26–28 November 2019
  55. Who is the ‘I’ that Performs?: Enacting Musical Identities, Ghent, 28–29 November 2019
  56. French Music Analysis Conference 2019 (Journées d’Analyse Musicale 2019 – JAM19), Paris, 29–30 November 2019
  57. Skalkottas Today, Athens, 29 November–1 December 2019
  58. Popular songs in the 19th Century, Lucca, Italy, 30 November–2 December 2019
  59. Music in the Context of Culture, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2-4 December 2019.
  60. Ignacio Jerusalem 250: Galant Musics in Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and the New World, Baeza, Spain, 3–5 December 2019
  61. Heitor Villa-Lobos and Europe, On the 60th Anniversary of His Death, Lisbon, 6-7 December 2019
  62. “Conflict-/-Collaboration” 42nd Musicological Society of Australia Conference, Melbourne, 7–9 December 2019
  63. IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting, Porto, Portugal, 12–14 December 2019
  64. Music in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond, Lucca, Italy, 14–16 December 2019
  65. Les champs musicaux et sonores de la barbarie moderne, Poitiers, 18-20 December 2019
  66. Media and Communications and Music at Kingston University Present – BTS (방탄소년단) A Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project, London, 4–5 January 2020
  67. BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference, Milton Keynes, 9–11 January 2020
  68. Documenting Jazz Conference 2020, Birmingham, UK, 16–18 January 2020
  69. SMI/ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 17–18 January 2020
  70. Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, Waco, Texas, 6–8 February 2020
  71. Popular Music: Society, Politics, and History, Strasbourg, 7 February 2020
  72. Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020, Salzburg, 21–2 February 2020
  73. The Construction of National Identity in Music, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 14–15 March 2020.
  74. Transnational approaches and Cosmopolitan localisms. 4th Biennal de Música Isabelina, Madrid, 20–21 March 2020
  75. Researching Music – Education – Technology (MET2020), London, 23–24 March 2020
  76. Beethoven the European, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 March 2020
  77. Art Readings 2020: New Art Module: Journeys, 6–8 April 2020
  78. Working in Music, Turku, Finland, 15–17 April 2020
  79. Imperfection as an Aesthetic Idea in Music: Perspectives from Musicology and Artistic Research, Graz, Austria, 6–7 May 2020
  80. Fragility of Sounds, Graz, Austria, 8–9 May 2020
  81. String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe, Auckland, 9–10 May 2020
  82. Music, Cinema, and Modernism: The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America, Turin, 22–24 May 2020
  83. Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History, Helsinki, 3–5 June 2020
  84. 50+ Years of Creative Music: Anthony Braxton – Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Theorist, Hamburg, 18–20 June 2020
  85. Performance Studies Network International Conference 2020, Huddersfield, UK, 2–5 July 2020
  86. 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Birmingham, 15–19 July 2020.
  87. 24th IGEB International Conference on Wind Music, Valencia, Spain, 23–27 July 2020.
  88. Doctors in Performance, Tallinn, Estonia, 2–4 September 2020
  89. 15th International Congress on Musical Signification, Barcelona, 4–8 September 2020
  90. Sibelius Conference 2020: Sibelius on the Scene, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 7–9 September 2020
  91. RMA Annual Conference 2020, London, 8–10 September 2020
  92. 10th European Music Analysis Congress, Moscow, 21-26 September 2020
  93. Beethoven and the Piano – Philology, Context and Performance Practice, Lugano, Switzerland, 4–6 November 2020
  94. IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress, Athens, 22–6 August 2022

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