The 7th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

Call for Papers
Symposium Dates: June 19-22, 2011
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Extended deadline for proposals: December 1, 2010

The International Symposia on the Sociology of Music Education have been a primary conduit for the dissemination and discussion of scholarship on sociological issues related to music education since the first symposium in 1995.

The 2011 conference organizers invite the submission of proposals for papers on aspects of practice, theory, philosophy and research in the sociology of music education. “Sociology” refers to behaviors, beliefs, and identities among groups of people. “Music education” is understood to include all forms of teaching and learning in music – formal, informal, and non-formal. Continue reading

voiceXchange Winter 2011 issue

voiceXchange invites submissions for its Winter 2011 issue. We welcome work from varied academic perspectives, including but not limited to ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music cognition, popular music studies, music education, and the philosophy of music. Submissions from graduate students and junior scholars are particularly encouraged, as is work with multimedia elements. Continue reading

Artistic Work and Creativity in the Digital Era: Images and Sounds

International Research Conference
University of Avignon and the Vaucluse
[Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse]
24-27 May 2011

Organised by Centre Norbert Elias (EHESS, CNRS, UAPV), the Georges Friedmann research laboratory (Paris 1-CNRS), the LHIVIC (EHESS) and the GRANEM (University of Angers) with the support of the ANR programme “Forms of communication and their developments”

This international research conference aims to focus on the panoply of issues relating to artistic creation in the digital era, focussing notably on the photography, cinema, audiovisual and musical sectors. Continue reading

Time Keeps on Slipping: Popular Music Histories – IASPM-US Annual Conference

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S. Chapter (IASPM-US) will hold its annual conference Mar. 9-13, 2011 in Cincinnati, OH, in a joint meeting with the Society for American Music.

We invite proposals for individual papers or panels of three or four presenters. Alternate presentation formats, such as lecture/performances and roundtable panels, will also be considered. Continue reading

Red Strains: Music and Communism outside the Communist Bloc after 1945

The British Academy, London
Thursday 13 January – Saturday 15 January 2011

Proposals are invited for this conference, to be held at the British Academy in London, in conjunction with the University of Nottingham.

Stormy Six

The relationship between state communism and music behind the Iron Curtain has been the subject of much scholarly interest. The importance of communism for musicians outside the communist bloc, by contrast, has received little sustained attention.
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Change and Continuity: transformations, innovations and tensions in the art of record production

ARP 2010 Call For Papers
Extended deadline: Tuesday 1st June 2010

The Sixth Annual Art of Record Production Conference will be hosted by Bob Davis and Justin Morey at Leeds Metropolitan University on December 3rd – 5th 2010


The theme of the conference is centred around the idea of change and continuity – the idea that music and music production can look backwards or it can look forwards. The way our ‘art’ changes through technology and the use of technology is an example of where people make choices between, for instance, old technology and new technology – between old sounds and new sounds, while continually exploring the space in between these two theoretical poles.

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Popular Music Fandom: A One Day Symposium

Call For Papers:
Binks Building, University of Chester
Northwest Popular Music Studies Network
Friday 25th June 2010
Keynote speaker: Matt Hills (author of ‘Fan Cultures’)


While a range of researchers in cultural studies – notably Henry Jenkins, Matt Hills and Cornell Sandvoss – have moved the discussion about media fandom forward, much less work has been done specifically on popular music fandom. We invite contributors from a wide range of disciplines to discuss topics associated with popular music fan culture at this free one-day study event in Chester. Continue reading

Experience, Engagement, Meaning

Biennial conference of IASPM-UK/Ireland
School of Music, Cardiff University
2-4 September 2010
Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2010

There are limitless ways in which people relate to music and incorporate it into their lives. Music is used to structure routine practices such as homework, shopping and exercise, and to delineate special events such as weddings and funerals. Music has the ability to bring together the individual and the collective, the general and the specific. The overall theme of this conference concerns the ways in which people engage with music and make music meaningful, focusing on three broad categories: musical experience, musical engagement and musical meaning. Continue reading

Sound Ecologies

The Society for Ethnomusicology
2010 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
Call for Proposals

The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 55th Annual Meeting on November 11-14, 2010, in Los Angeles. The meeting will take place at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, with UCLA serving as the host institution. The conference theme is “Sound Ecologies.”
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