Call for Proposals: RMA Annual Conference, Goldsmiths 2020
We are pleased to announce that the 56th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association will take place from 8th-10th September 2020 at Goldsmiths, University of London. The conference will present a programme involving both leading figures and emerging scholars and practitioners within the discipline, and seeks to explore and celebrate the quality and diversity of current scholarship in music, understood in its broadest sense and represented by its many branches and global aspects. The annual conference will also feature the Edward Dent Medal award lecture, that will be delivered by the 2019 award winner Dr Gundula Kreuzer, and the Peter Le Huray lecture that will be delivered by Dr Marie Thompson.
The conference committee invites a broad range of types of proposals and seeks to represent work in musicology including popular musicology and ethnomusicology, composition and performance including sonic arts, and practice research across all disciplines. Presentations representing the full range of current international scholarly and creative research in music are invited in the following formats:
Individual Papers (20 minutes)
Themed sessions of 3–4 papers (90 minutes)
Lecture-recitals (30 minutes)
Ethnographic, Documentary and Research-related Film (30 minutes)
Practice research workshops (90 minutes)
Compositions suitable for workshop at the conference
Sonic Art works
All proposals must be submitted via the online proposal submission form by 5 p.m. (GMT) on Friday 15th November 2019. The link:
A more detailed description of the submission procedures for different types of proposals can be found at the conference webpage:
The Programme Committee welcomes proposals from both established scholars and practitioners and from early-career researchers. Any individual may submit one proposal; RMA membership is not a prerequisite for submission.
Any enquiries about the conference may be directed to: goldsmithsRMA2020@gold.ac.uk