North American British Music Studies Association

NABMSA Election Results and 2015 McVeagh Book Prize Announced

Here are the NABMSA election results (via Jennifer Oates):

President – Eric Saylor

Secretary – Danielle Ward-Griffin

Board – Jenny Doctor and Christopher Scheer

Thank you to all who ran. A special thanks to our out-going officers and the tremendous work they have done: Candace Bailey (President), Nathaniel Geoffrey Lew (Secretary), Dorothy de Val and Justin Vickers (board).

In addition to announcing Ruth Solie as our second lifetime member, the winner of the Diana McVeagh Book Prize was announced:

Rebecca Herissone, Musical Creativity in Restoration England (Cambridge, 2013)

Stephen Lloyd’s Constant Lambert: Beyond the Rio Grande (Boydell, 2014) received honorable mention.

New Issue of NABMSA Reviews

The new issue of NABMSA Reviews is now posted, with reviews of:

  1. Ross W. Duffin, The Music Treatises of Thomas Ravenscroft: ‘Treatise of Practicall Musicke’ and A Briefe Discourse
  2. Jeremy Dibble, Hamilton Harty: Musical Polymath
  3. Suzanne Robinson and Kay Dreyfus, eds., Grainger the Modernist
  4. Nigel Simeone and John Tyrrell, eds., Charles Mackerras
  5. Jon Stratton and Nabeel Zuberi, eds., Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945
  6. Simon Frith, Matt Brennan, Martin Cloonan, and Emma Webster, The History of Live Music in Britain, volume I: 1950-1967: From Dance Hall to the 100 Club

 

Check it out here, along with all the past issues: http://nabmsa.org/nabmsa-reviews/

Theatre in the Regency Era: Plays, Performance, Practice 1795-1843

Conference

July 29-31, 2016

Downing College, University of Cambridge

www.regencytheatre2016.com

Scholars will present papers exploring the period’s dance, music and drama from a wide range of historical and methodological perspectives.  The keynote address, ‘London as Theatre: Entertainment for Free in the Regency City’, will be given by Celina Fox (The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment), and historical gesture specialist Jed Wentz (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) will present a lecture-performance on ‘Reconstructing Late Eighteenth-Century Acting’.  In addition, the conference will open with an introduction by Iain Mackintosh (Architecture, Actor and Audience) at the remarkable Cambridge Festival Theatre (built in 1814), providing a rare opportunity for conference attendees to see an original surviving Regency three-level horseshoe auditorium.

For further details and to book your place, please see:  www.regencytheatre2016.com

Hurry! Early Bird rates expire on 31 December!

Convenors: Michael Burden, Michael Gaunt, Sarah Meer, Marcus Risdell, Vanessa L. Rogers, Barry Sheppard