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2016 Newsletter

The December 2016 Newsletter is available online: http://www.sma.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SMA_newsletter_2016.pdf

You can navigate its different sections through the links in the contents page.

If you would like to respond to any of the items featured here in the next Newsletter, please send your response to information@sma.ac.uk.

Despite all care taken, mistakes are not impossible; happily they are amendable, as this is an online version. Therefore, if you spot any, please get in touch with the Information Officer, Shay Loya: information@sma.ac.uk.

Posted on 31st December 2016 by Shay Loya in Music Analysis, Reviews, SMA, Uncategorized No comments »

CFP: TAGS 2017

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School of Music, Bangor University,

College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG
Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th February, 2017

Deadline for proposals: 16th December 2016
Keynote Speaker: Professor John Rink (University of Cambridge)

The SMA’s annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference will be hosted by Bangor University, in the newly refurbished building of the School of Music on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of February, 2017. The conference interlinks with the Bangor Music Festival. The event provides a supportive and friendly environment in which postgraduates can gain experience in presenting their work and meet fellow researchers. Participants who do not wish to give a paper are also very welcome.

Our keynote speaker, Dr John Rink, is Professor of Musical Performance Studies in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. In our TAGS 2017 conference, the SMA particularly invite papers from postgraduate students exploring the intersections between analysis and musical performance and/or performance analysis, but proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, themed sessions and lecture recitals addressing any analytical, critical or theoretical subject and in relation to any style of music. This includes:

•         Analysing non-Western Musics;

•         Performance as Analysis / Analysis as Performance;

•         Analysis, Philosophy, and Critical Theory;

•         Intersections between History, Theory, and Analysis;

•         Analysing Popular Music and Improvisation;

•         Music Perception and Cognition;

•         Empirical Approaches to Music

•         Analysing a-/microtonal Music;

•         Themed sessions focusing on the analysis of a particular work(s), or on specific arrangements or transcriptions are also welcomed.

For 20-minute paper proposals, abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent by email to Matthias Wurz at m.wurz@bangor.ac.uk. Please include name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and AV requirements on a separate cover sheet (Ms Word or PDF). Organisers of themed sessions should submit a brief overview together with the individual abstracts. Proposals for lecture recitals / composition performances should include full details of the proposed performance and any relevant requirements in their cover sheet.

The closing date for receipt of proposals is 16th December 2016. All those submitting proposals will be notified of the outcome by the beginning of January 2017. Delegates will be invited to register from lunchtime on Saturday 18th February, and the conference will run until Sunday afternoon, 19th February, 2017.

For information about travel to the School of Music at Bangor University: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/music/study-with-us/find-us/en

If you are presenting a paper you will be eligible to apply for an SMA Student Travel Bursary to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation (B&B accommodation will be available). Further details can be found here; please note that the deadline for applications for bursaries is 17th February 2017.

Posted on 4th November 2016 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, SMA, Uncategorized No comments »

PhD Studentships

The University of Southampton is offering two PhD studentships in music analysis and computer science, which uniquely will offer students both academic supervision and industry experience through collaboration with IBM’s Hursley research laboratories.

Details and application information can be found on the music department’s blog. Please email enquiries to Dr David Bretherton (D.Bretherton@soton.ac.uk).

Posted on 24th March 2016 by Kirstie Hewlett in Uncategorized No comments »

SMA Video Podcasts

The SMA is delighted to announce the release of the first in our series of educational videos, aimed at widening participation in our discipline. Episode one, featuring the SMA’s President Prof. Julian Horton, is available at http://www.sma.ac.uk/videos/introduction/. Please check it out, and share with friends and colleagues.

We’d also like to know what you think of this resource. Please send constructive feedback to development@sma.ac.uk.

Posted on 28th February 2016 by Kirstie Hewlett in Uncategorized No comments »

Newsletter 2015

The 2015 Newsletter is available online: SMA_newsletter_2015

You can navigate its different sections through the links in the contents page.

News about SMA members and recent publications will be available in the next post-TAGS issue, and will cover the year 2015 too.

If you would like to respond to any of the items featured here in the next Newsletter, please send your response to information@sma.ac.uk.

Despite all care taken, mistakes are not impossible; happily they are amendable, as this is an online version. Therefore, if you spot any, please get in touch with the Information Officer, Shay Loya: information@sma.ac.uk.

Posted on 1st February 2016 by Shay Loya in Music Analysis, SMA, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

Call for Papers: TAGS Conference 2016

University of Liverpool in London,
33 Finsbury Square,  London EC2A 1AG
Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd April, 2016

Deadline for proposals: 21st February 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr Emily Howard (RNCM; University of Liverpool)

The SMA’s annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference will be hosted by the University of Liverpool in London, in their Finsbury Square Campus on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of April, 2016. The event provides a supportive and friendly environment in which postgraduates can gain experience in presenting their work and meet fellow researchers. Participants who do not wish to give a paper are also very welcome.

Our keynote speaker, Dr Emily Howard is a senior lecturer in composition at the Royal Northern College of Music and Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the University of Liverpool, where she is also a Senior Visiting Fellow. In our TAGS 2016 conference, the SMA particularly invite papers from postgraduate students exploring the intersections between analysis and contemporary compositional processes, but  proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, themed sessions and lecture recitals addressing any analytical, critical or theoretical subject and in relation to any style of music. This includes:

•         Analysing non-Western Musics;

•         Performance as Analysis / Analysis as Performance;

•         Analysis, Philosophy, and Critical Theory;

•         Intersections between History, Theory, and Analysis;

•         Analysing Popular Music and Improvisation;

•         Music Perception and Cognition;

•         Empirical Approaches to Music

•         Analysing a-/microtonal Music;

•         Themed sessions focusing on the analysis of a particular work(s), or on specific arrangements or transcriptions are also welcomed.

For 20-minute paper proposals, abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent by email to Rebecca Day at students@sma.ac.uk. Please include name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and AV requirements on a separate cover sheet (Ms Word or PDF). Organisers of themed sessions should submit a brief overview together with the individual abstracts. Proposals for lecture recitals / composition performances should include full details of the proposed performance and any relevant requirements in their cover sheet.

The closing date for receipt of proposals is 21st February 2016. All those submitting proposals will be notified of the outcome by the beginning of March 2016. Delegates will be invited to register from lunchtime on Saturday 2nd April, and the conference will run until Sunday afternoon, 3rd April. For information about travel to University of Liverpool’s London campus:https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/london/

If you are presenting a paper you will be eligible to apply for an SMA Student Travel Bursary to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation (B&B accommodation will be available near campus). Further details can be found here; please note that the deadline for applications for bursaries is 2 April, 2016.

Posted on 23rd January 2016 by Shay Loya in Uncategorized No comments »

CfA: Summer School Popular Music Analysis

the German Society for Popular Music Studies and the University of Osnabrueck are organizing their second summer school for graduates “Popular Music Analysis”.

The Summer School will take place from 14th to 18th September 2015 at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. More information can be found in www.popular-music.uni-osnabrueck.de.

Dietrich Helms, Ralf v. Appen, André Doehring

Posted on 5th May 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, Sister Organizations, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

CFP: ICMSN 2015

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 MARCH 2015

The Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 (ICMSN) will take place at the University of Glasgow, School of Culture and Creative Arts, from Monday 7th September to Wednesday 9th September, 2015. We invite proposals for papers on any topic relating to 20th- and 21st-century music conceived in the broadest possible terms, including sound studies and inter-media arts. We welcome all methodological approaches, and particularly encourage submissions that question disciplinary boundaries and/or propose interdisciplinary perspectives.

*PLEASE NOTE: on Sept. 7, the ICMSN conference will coincide with the first ‘Workshop’ events of the RSE-funded initiative ‘Building a British Audiovisual Research Network (BARN)’, some of which will be open to conference attendees.
Proposals in the following categories will be considered:

• Papers: 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion. Please submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract.
• Paper sessions: 3 or 4 papers, each of 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion. Please submit a 250-word (maximum) summary of the session, plus a 250-word (maximum) abstract for each session participant.
• Lecture-recitals, including lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings. Please submit a 250-word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings/scores/other details of works to be included in the event.

We will only accept one proposal of each type per applicant. Proposals should not duplicate presentations being given at other conferences or events close in time to ICMSN 2015.

Please send your proposal as a Word attachment to arts-icmsn@glasgow.ac.uk, indicating whether you need any AV equipment or a piano.

Successful applicants will be informed by 1 May 2015.

Programme committee: Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez (University of Glasgow, Chair), Dr David Code (University of Glasgow), Dr Laura Hamer (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Philippa Lovatt (University of Stirling), Dr Christopher Mark (University of Surrey), Dr Mark Percival (Queen Margaret University)

Posted on 13th February 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

CFP Reminder: Symposium on Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition

School of Music
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

25-27 February 2016

Keynote speakers: Simon Morrison (Princeton University) and Richard Taruskin (UC Berkeley)
Invited composer: Gabriel Prokofiev (London, UK)
Lecture-recital: Frederic Chiu, piano

The School of Music of Louisiana State University (LSU) is pleased to announce Symposium on Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition.

The present conference aims to expand our current knowledge and understanding of not only the music of Prokofiev but also of Russian music, its traditions, its influences, and its continued legacy (in both Russia and in the West). The conference committee is particularly interested in receiving paper proposals on subjects that have received little attention in English-language scholarship.

The program committee invites proposals on any aspect of Sergei Prokofiev’s music (both analytical and/or historical), as well as the following themes:
- Russian school of pianism
- Prokofiev’s legacy
- music of Scriabin, Rachmaninov, and Shostakovich
- Soviet film music
- Soviet repressed, avant-garde music
- folk elements in Soviet music
- Russian theoretical thought in twentieth-century music
- performance and analysis in Russian music

All proposals should be submitted no later than Friday 27 February 2015 by email at . Any questions can be directed to Inessa Bazayev , the director of the event.

For detailed guidelines for paper submissions, please visit our website: http://wp.music.lsu.edu/prokofiev/.

The working language of the conference will be English.

Posted on 13th February 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

December 2014 Newsletter

The December 2014 Newsletter is available online:

SMA_newsletter_Dec 2014

You can navigate its different sections through the links in the contents page.

If you would like to respond to any of the items featured here in the next Newsletter, please send your response to information@sma.ac.uk.

Despite all care taken, mistakes are not impossible; happily they are amendable, as this is an online version. Therefore, if you spot any, please get in touch with the Information Officer, Shay Loya: information@sma.ac.uk.

Posted on 23rd December 2014 by Shay Loya in Music Analysis, Uncategorized No comments » Tags: