Monday, 20 October 2008

CFP/CFC: RMA Research Students’ Conference 2009 (KCL)

8 - 10 JANUARY 2009

The next RMA Research Students’ Conference is due to be held at King’s College, London, on 8-10 January 2009.

The conference will feature a mixture of student papers, round-tables, invited speakers, a concert of student compositions, and social events.

Keynote papers will be delivered by Georgina Born, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music at CambridgeUniversity, and Julian Anderson, composer and Professor of Composition at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Confirmed round-table participants include Andrew Bowie (RHUL), Katherine Brown (Leeds/KCL), Timothy Day (KCL), John Deathridge (KCL), Katherine Ellis (IMR), Amanda Glauert (RAM), Matthew Head (KCL), Nick Kenyon (Barbican), Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (KCL), Roger Parker (KCL), Robert Philip (OU), Jonathan Stock (Sheffield), and Bettina Varwig (Oxford/KCL).

While welcoming papers from all areas of research, we are keen to encourage a debate about musicology’s relationship to the cultural and social world at large. We are particularly interested in the challenge of interdisciplinarity; the relationship between performance, composition and musicology; and the interaction between academia and the public sphere.

Postgraduate students are invited to submit proposals for papers (20 minutes) and lecture-recitals (30 minutes) on any area of musical research, including research into composition.

Proposals should not exceed 200 words in length. Deadline for paper submissions: Friday November 14th, 2008.

Please send submissions via email to:

Amy Carruthers and Carlo Cenciarelli
RMA Research Students' Conference Organisers
For the latest information see:


Compositions are invited for violin and piano duo, to be performed by members of the contemporary music groupLontano. The London-based group has performed and recorded works by composers including Judith Weir, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Brian Ferneyhough and Steve Reich.

Works should last 2-4 minutes. (Longer pieces, and compositions for solo violin may, as an exception, be considered).

Five full scores and two copies of the violin part, and a programme note (of not more than 100 words) should be included.

Scores should be neatly hand-written or computer printed and designed to a professional standard. Parts should be written or printed on 10- stave paper with adequate spaces between staves and printed double- sided. They should be preferably enlarged to size B4, which is half way between A4 and A3. The pianist will use one of the full score, which should preferably not be bound (the other four scores may be bound). Please include a recording of the work if available.

Selected compositions will be rehearsed in a workshop and then performed at an evening concert on Thursday, January 8th, 2008.

Deadline for compositions: Monday December 1st, 2008.

When sending compositions by post please also send an e-mail to inform us of your submission. Please send composition submissions via post to:

Amy Carruthers and Carlo Cenciarelli
RMA Research Students' Conference Organisers
Music Department
King’s College, London

Please direct enquiries to:

Amy Carruthers and Carlo Cenciarelli
RMA Research Students' Conference Organisers
For the latest information see:

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