North American British Music Studies Association

CFP: The State We’re In: Directions in Researching post-1900 British Music University of Surrey


The State We’re In: Directions in Researching post-1900 British Music University of Surrey

16-17 April 2015


Dr Joanna Bullivant (University of Nottingham), Dr Christopher Mark (University of Surrey)

The last thirty years have witnessed a surge of interest in the study of British music since 1900 and a number of landmark publications. Among a diverse body of work, the concept of ‘British modernism’; the role of theory and analysis versus cultural and reception history; the question of the cultural value of indigenous music; and issues of national musical identities in the face of radical change internationally, a declining Empire, an increasingly multicultural society, and strengthening nationalisms within the constituent British nations, have proved to be major – and contested – themes.

In recognition both of the diversity of work already embarked upon, and the topicality of issues of national identity and cultural value in Britain today, we believe the time is ripe for a dedicated forum to enable the exchange and development of new ideas. This initial, exploratory conference is intended as the first step in the establishment of a new research network. It will incorporate several keynote ‘perspectives’ on the state of research from within academia and the music profession, and conclude with an open meeting concerning the goals of the proposed network. We warmly encourage papers on any aspect of music in Britain since 1900, and particularly welcome submissions from research students as well as more established scholars. Possible themes include, but are not limited to:

*      British modernism(s).

*      The role of institutions and media in modern British music, both historical and current.

*      Theory and analysis.

*      Historiography.

*      Nationalism(s) and identity.

*      Music and Empire.

*      Folk and popular music.

*      National and regional musics within the UK.

*      Gender and sexuality.

*      Reception history.

*      Technology/film music.

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent as abstracts of not more than 300 words to by 5.00pm on Friday 5 December.

Conference website:

Enquiries should be directed to Chris Mark at

Supported by the Royal Musical Association

CFP: “Dancing Undisciplined”

CFP – Call for Papers (Due 11 July 2014): “Dancing Undisciplined” Evening Session of the AMS Music and Dance Study Group at the 2014 Joint Meeting of the AMS/SMT in Milwaukee 7 November, 8:00 PM.

The AMS Music and Dance Study Group invites submissions for our evening panel titled “Dancing Undisciplined,” to be held at the joint AMS/SMT meeting in Milwaukee on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. The panel will explore methods for incorporating dance into the music history and theory classroom. Panelists will speak for 10–15 minutes. The panel will be chaired by Chantal Frankenbach (California State University, Sacramento), who will moderate a discussion following the panelists’ papers. We welcome submissions on a variety of pedagogical approaches that acknowledge crucial, yet long-neglected, connections between music and dance. Topics might include: *innovative cross-disciplinary teaching in music and dance *successful collaborations between music and dance departments *dance in the pedagogy of rhythm and/or musical form *introducing terms such as Mouvement and Bewegung to the music student *dance in the history of jazz *considerations of dance in Baroque performance *historical composer/choreographer collaborations *dance in musical theater and opera *crossing boundaries between social dance and concert music Please submit abstracts of 250 words to the MDSG Program Committee Chair, Daniel Callahan, at Deadline for submissions is 11 July 2014.!events-and-cfps/c2q4