BrumMAC 2020: Society for Music Analysis’s Conference, Birmingham, 23. – 25. srpnja 2020

We are very happy to announce that the Department of Music at the University of Birmingham will be hosting the Society for Music Analysis’s Conference 23-25 July 2020 (‘BrumMAC 2020’).

We are also delighted that our two keynote speakers will be:

Call for Papers now open!

We welcome paper proposals on any aspect of theory or analysis, relating to music of any genre and historical period.

Submission deadline for proposals: Sunday 19 January 2020

Proposal categories

  • Papers (20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion)
  • Paper sessions (three or four papers, each of 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes per paper for discussion)
  • Roundtable discussions (up to 5 participants, each giving a short position paper, followed by a general discussion, total running time of 90 minutes)
  • Recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings (maximum duration 45 minutes, or longer with the agreement of the organisers, subject to timetabling)

Proposal guidelines

  • For individual papers: 250-word (maximum) abstract
  • For paper sessions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 250 words for each session participant
  • For roundtable discussions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 150 words for each panel participant
  • For recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings: 250-word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings / scores / other details of works to be included in the event (contact the organisers to discuss)
  • To aid the process of publishing abstracts we ask that proposals contain neither footnotes nor lists of references.  In-text citations are acceptable.

Further information for applicants

  • To widen participation as much as possible, only one proposal of each type is permitted per applicant
  • Proposals must be sent by email as a MS Word or pdf attachment to Brummac2020@contacts.bham.ac.uk
  • Proposals need not be anonymised
  • A number of SMA bursaries are available to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation. For further details and to check eligibility, see http://www.sma.ac.uk/grants/travel/
  • Delegates are also welcome to apply to our Development Fund Scheme to cover the cost of attending. For further details, see http://www.sma.ac.uk/grants/development/. There is no deadline for this fund, but retrospective applications will not be considered
  • All enquiries should be sent to the organisers at Brummac2020@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Programme Committee

  • Chair: Dr Ben Curry (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Amy Brosius (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Esther Cavett (King’s College London)
  • Dr Ben Earle (University of Birmingham)
  • Prof Julian Horton (Durham University)
  • Dr Anne Hyland (University of Manchester)
  • Prof Matthew Riley (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Kenneth Smith (University of Liverpool)