Musica Scotica Annual Conference 2019

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The Annual Conference of The Musica Scotica Trust will take place at the Tolbooth, Stirling on Friday May 3rd to Sunday May 5th 2019. The conference organisers welcome papers on all aspects of the music of Scotland and the Scottish diaspora. In 2019, as a particular theme, we will celebrate the 60th birthday of the composer James MacMillan, who will be present at the conference. The conference will also feature a performance of MacMillan’s music.

 

We invite submissions for:

individual papers (20 min. including any music examples)

lecture recitals (30 min.) (piano available)

themed sessions (1.5 hours in total)

panel or round-table discussions (1 hour)

poster presentations

 

We would particularly welcome papers on the music of James MacMillan any aspect of his compositional processes, or on Scottish influences on his music, such as pre-Reformation choral music, Robert Carver, Gaelic psalm-singing, pibroch, folk song, music in the Catholic Liturgy etc. As in previous years, we also welcome papers on any other aspect of music in or from Scotland, and of any genre. In line with the Trust’s aim of supporting and nurturing those engaged in early career research, we particularly encourage submissions from younger researchers.

 

Please send abstracts (max. 300 words), including a title, along with a short biography (max. 100 words) as an RTF, Pages or Word file to:

musicascotica@n-ism.org

Please also use this address for any queries.

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The closing date for receipt of proposal abstracts is Wednesday 31st October and acceptances will be notified by early December. We anticipate that the cost for the full conference will be in the region of £99 (£50 – concessions) with rates for half or single day participation available. Information on local accommodation will be available for participants.

Musica Scotica 2015: Annual Conference, 25-26 April, Glasgow

Musica Scotica – Tenth Annual Conference
Sat 25th – Sun 26th April 2015
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH

Call for Papers
Papers, 20 minutes in length, are invited on any aspect of Scottish music. Topics presented in previous years have included chant, Gaelic song, fiddle and bagpipe music, manuscript sources, music publishing, the Scottish diaspora, opera performance, cultural organisations, music education, sectarianism, George Thomson and Haydn, Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Learmont Drysdale, Hamish MacCunn, James MacMillan and Sally Beamish.

There will additionally be a special session dedicated to papers relating to the history of the McEwen Memorial Concerts of Scottish Chamber Music:-

McEwen Paper Session
We invite submissions for a paper session featuring topics that in some way relate to the history of the McEwen Memorial Concerts of Scottish Chamber Music. The McEwen Commission has supported the commissioning and performance of contemporary art music in Scotland since 1955. A commission is awarded annually to a composer of Scottish birth, descent or residency. Early recipients of the commission include Ian Whyte, Cedric Thorpe Davie, Robert Crawford, and Thea Musgrave. More recently, works have been commissioned from John Maxwell Geddes, James MacMillan, Judith Weir, and David Fennessy. The McEwen bequest has yielded a substantial body of chamber pieces since the first award in 1955, and this collection continues to grow. A list of previously commissioned pieces dating back to 1955, as well as further information about the concerts can be found at www.gla.ac.uk/mcewen.

We are interested in papers that in some way relate to the history of the McEwen Chamber Music concerts. Papers may focus either on specific pieces that were commissioned, or on the work more generally of composers who have befitted from the McEwen Bequest over the years. Most importantly, we are interested in papers that aim to stimulate interest in and discussion around contemporary music in Scotland.

Please submit an abstract (250 words) as a Word document or rtf file by Saturday 28th February 2015 (specifying if you wish specifically to give a paper for the McEwen session), to Dr Karen McAulay:-
museumconference2015@musicascotica.org.uk

You will be notified by mid-March 2015 if your abstract has been accepted.

A poster session may be included; delegates are invited to indicate whether they would be interested in availing themselves of this opportunity.

Proposed conference fees
• Full rate £40 for single day attendance, £75 for two day attendance,
• Students and unwaged £30 for single day, £55 for two day attendance,
• £15 as the default half-day without lunch, for any category of delegate.
The registration form will be available in due course on the MusicaScotica website.
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Publication of proceedings

Musica Scotica will publish papers from this conference along with a selection of papers from previous conferences.

Musica Scotica – Eighth Annual Conference

Date: Saturday 27th April 2013
Venue: The Open University in Scotland
10 Drumsheugh Gardens Edinburgh EH3 7QJ

CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers, 20 minutes in length, are invited on any aspect of Scottish music.

Topics presented in previous years have included chant, Gaelic song, fiddle and bagpipe music, manuscript sources, music publishing, the Scottish diaspora, opera performance, cultural organisations, music education, sectarianism, George Thomson and Haydn, Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Learmont Drysdale, Hamish MacCunn, James MacMillan and Sally Beamish.

Please submit an abstract (250 words) as a Word document or rtf file by 18th February 2013, to:
Dr Karen McAulay conference2013@musicascotica.org.uk

You will be notified by mid-February 2013 if your abstract has been accepted.

A poster session may be included; delegates are invited to indicate whether they would be interested in availing themselves of this opportunity.

Proposed conference fees
• Full day to include lunch, morning and afternoon tea/coffee: £40 (£30 for students)
• Morning and/or afternoon session to include tea/coffee, but not lunch: £15
The registration form will be available in due course on the Musica Scotica website.
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Publication of proceedings

Musica Scotica will publish papers from this conference along with a selection of papers from previous conferences.