Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming events organised by the SMA and sister organisations are listed below (more comprehensive conference listings are identified on the Links page). We will happily list events that may be of interest to our members – please sent details to Limited bursaries for travel and accommodation expenses are available to student members of the Society who are attending SMA events – please see the Travel Grants page.

9th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC 9)

University of Strasbourg, 28 June – 1 July 2017

The 9th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC 9) will be held in Strasbourg from 28 June to 1 July 2017. It is organised by the University of Strasbourg’s GRÉAM Research Centre and the French Society for Music Analysis (SFAM) with the support of the European societies for music analysis. The call for papers is now available from the conference website and we are particularly keen to receive proposals in keeping with the themes of the conference. The CFP has also been published on the SMA website: click here.

Submission deadline (papers, posters, pre-organsied sessions): 15 November 2016

Participating societies:

• Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH) • Gruppo Analisi et Teoria musicale (GATM) • Polskie Towarzystwo Analizy Muzycznej (PTAM) • Société belge d’analyse musicale (SBAM) • Société française d’analyse musicale (SFAM) • Society for Music Analysis (SMA) • Society for Theory of Music/Obščestvo teorii muzyki (OTM) • Vereniging voor Muziektheorie (VvM) Please visit for further information

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The First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music

4 –7 September 2017, Bangor University, Wales

Deadline for Proposals:  1 March 2017. See also Call for Papers.

Proposal Submissions:

The First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music aims to bring together academics, researchers and music professionals to share their research and experience of women working in music. The conference will explore and analyse the diverse historical, cultural and political themes of women’s work in music, and will provide a platform for participants to present and discuss recent developments and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted.

The conference is organised by the School of Music at Bangor University, Wales and has been timed to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Grace Williams (1906-77), one of the first professional Welsh composers of the 20th century to attain international recognition.

The First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music will seek to both celebrate the achievements of women musicians, and to critically explore and discuss the changing contexts of women’s work in music on the international stage. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals which engage with a range of methodologies and perspectives on women’s work in music, whether these be from an academic, practice-based or educational viewpoint. A detailed Call for Papers has been published by the SMA here.

The Conference Committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by 3 April 2017, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, accommodation and the conference dinner will be posted on the website after that date.

Conference Organising Committee

Chris Collins, Bangor University; Annika Forkert, Bristol University; Christina Homer, Bangor University: Laura Hamer, Liverpool Hope University: Rhiannon Mathias (Organiser), Bangor University; Wyn Thomas, Bangor University.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Sophie Fuller, Faculty of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Jessica Duchen

For any additional information, please contact Rhiannon Mathias –

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ICMSN/SurreyMAC 2017

11-14 September 2017, University of Surrey

The combined Tenth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 and Surrey Music Analysis Conference (ICMSN/SurreyMAC 2017) will take place on Monday 11th to Thursday 14th September 2017 at the University of Surrey.

The ICMSN theme is music since 1900, conceived in the broadest possible terms. Proposals for papers may be submitted on any topic relating to 20th- and 21st-century musics (of any genre), drawing on scholarly approaches from any relevant intellectual discipline.

The Music Analysis Conference welcomes papers on any aspect of theory and analysis relating to music of any genre and historical period.

Proposals in the following categories will be considered:

  • 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 6 participants, each giving a short position paper, followed by a general discussion, total running time of 90 or 120 minutes)
  • Recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings (maximum duration 90 minutes)
  • Demonstrations and discussions of practice (maximum duration 90 minutes)

Proposal Instructions/Guidelines

Abstracts and proposals should be prepared as follows:

  • For individual papers: up to 250 words
  • For paper sessions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 200 words for each session participant
  • For roundtable discussions: 250-word (maximum) 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 organiser to discuss)
  • For demonstrations and discussions of practice: 250 word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings / scores / other details of works to be included in the event (contact the organiser to discuss, and to ascertain equipment and space available).

Further information for applicants:

  • Only one proposal of each type is permitted per applicant
  • Proposals should not substantially duplicate presentations being given at conferences or other events proximate in time or place to ICMSN/SurreyMAC 2017
  • All proposals must be sent by email as a MS Word or pdf attachment to
  • Proposals need not be anonymized.

All enquiries should be sent to


Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their proposal by 17 March 2017.

Programme Committee

Dr Tom Armstrong (Surrey), Dr Shay Loya (City), Dr Chris Mark (Surrey; Chair), Professor Allan Moore (Surrey), Dr Lauren Redhead (Canterbury Christ Church), Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez (Glasgow), Dr Kenneth Smith (Liverpool), Dr Georgia Volioti (Surrey).

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