Friday, September 30, 2022
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Submission Deadline
Sunday, May 15, 2022

"Galant Schemata in Theory & Practice," the first-ever conference devoted to galant schema theory, will be held over Zoom from Friday, September 30-Sunday, October 2, 2022. The conference will include papers, performances, and discussions, and we invite submissions that take advantage of the digital format of the conference. We encourage proposals that advance the use of galant schema theory in performance/pedagogical contexts. Other possible topics/avenues include: - Relationships with music cognition - Long history of schemata, with unexpected composers not usually associated with the galant tradition (e.g., J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Webern) - Proto-schemata, or repertoire/patterns that predate the galant “era” - Incorporating galant schema theory into pedagogy, and the teaching of music/theory analysis - Listening habits in prior eras as well as today Since the publication of Robert Gjerdingen’s Music in the Galant Style in 2007, galant schema theory has become a significant analytical framework that interweaves many important threads that have been treated disparately in modern discourse: theory, history, performance, as well as pedagogy in the past and present day. This conference seeks to examine the various paths that galant schema theory has paved in the past few years, and how it can continue to develop and improve performance practices. Abstracts of no more than 500 words may be sent by May 15, 2022 to Jonathan Salamon and Alexander Nicholls at Please include any anticipated multimedia needs should your presentation require them. Please visit for more information.