The 58th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association will be hosted by Durham University’s Department of Music between Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th September 2022. The conference aims to promote musical research and practice across all repertories, contexts, methodologies and approaches. We welcome proposals reflecting insights from disciplines beyond musicology, which consider music’s place in society, or which offer interdisciplinary perspectives. The Dent Medal Lecture will be given by the recipient for 2021, Professor Laura Tunbridge (Oxford University). The Peter le Huray keynote speaker is Professor George Lewis (Columbia University). Despite the ongoing pandemic, we anticipate that the conference will take place in-person. We are however planning for alternative formats, either wholly or partly online, in response to changing UK Government and institutional guidelines.
The deadline for submission of proposals is midnight (GMT) on 1st January 2022. Presentations are invited in the following formats:
• individual papers (20 minutes);
• themed sessions and practice-based research workshops of 3–4 papers (90 minutes);
• lecture-recitals (30 minutes);
• acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions (not exceeding 8 minutes);
• poster presentations.
All proposals will be anonymised prior to assessment. The committee hopes to notify authors of its decision by 31st January 2022. Those selected will be asked to confirm their acceptance and may make revisions to their abstract and (where applicable) timings. The full programme will be announced and booking will open in April 2022. Abstracts will be published on the conference website in July.
Programme Committee: Michelle Assay (RMA); Ellen Falconer (RMA); Katherine Hambridge (Durham University); Julian Horton (Durham University); Erin Johnson-Williams (Durham University); Lonán Ó’Briain (Nottingham University); Hector Sequera-Mora (Durham University); James Weeks (Durham University); Bennett Zon (Durham University).