Saturday 27th February 2016
Senate House, Univeristy of London
Deadline: 12th February 2016

The Society for Music Analysis is launching its second Music Analysis Workshop, to be held in Senate House (the central London base of Royal Holloway, University of London) on Saturday 27th February 2016 from 10am to 5.30pm. Following the success of the inaugural workshop in 2014, this event aims to not only build participants’ analytical skills through interactive introductions to selected methodologies, but to also go on to demonstrate some of the ways in which these skills might be used to construct arguments that are broadly informed by (critical) theory.

The workshop is designed to benefit graduate students of any level who might want to learn more about a particular analytic method, practice analytical skills in a friendly environment, or who might be interested to discover ways in which analysis might be used as a tool to supplement broader research questions. Challenging negative preconceptions, it aims to make both analytical methodologies and their hermeneutic applications more accessible to anyone interested in enriching their interpretations of musical works.

The event consists of two interactive workshops, lasting two hours each where the first half develops analytical skills and the second considers the wider application of these skills from a broader theoretical perspective. The workshops will be lead by Professor Julian Horton (Durham University) who will introduce recent developments in the theory of form in relation to nineteenth-century sonata forms, and Dr Kenneth Smith (The University of Liverpool), who will speak on neo-Riemannian theoretic approaches from the perspective of Deleuzian theory.

The day will be concluded by a ‘wrap-up’ session that will reflect upon the event as a whole in a summary that aims to further consider the larger questions and problems that arise when using, applying, and interpreting analysis in the current musicological climate.

Call for participants

Expressions of interest are to be sent to Rebecca Day ( by Friday 12th February 2016.

You do not have to be a member of the SMA but members will be eligible for travel bursaries. For information on membership fees see Information on bursaries can be found in