cfp: New Zealand Musicological Society 2019 Annual Conference

CFP: New Zealand Musicological Society 2019 Annual Conference, 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2019, Auckland, NZ

2019 Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Musicological Society: ‘Musical Intersections’

29 November to 1 December, 2019
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Deadline for proposals is 1 August 2019

As the field of musicology has expanded and developed over recent decades, the notion of intersection between musical texts, methodologies, historical periods, genres, and styles has become increasingly important. Musicologists are not content to examine only one event or text at a given time, but rather we search for new ways to explore music across a wide variety of contexts, exploring how differences come together to provide deeper explanations of our musical activities. This conference examines the various ways musicologists carry out this intersectional work in the plenitude of sites that are the focus of our explorations.

Topics related to the conference theme might include:

-Interdisciplinarity: What happens when musicology combines with creative practices like performance and composition? With pedagogical methodologies? With the STEM subjects? With dance and the visual arts?

-Intersectionality: How can musicology contribute to discourse around the intersections within society of gender, race, sexuality, and class?

-Intertextuality: How do musical texts communicate with each other? How do musical and non-musical texts communicate with each other?

-Internationalism: How does music tie nations together, or separate them? How is music used in cultural diplomacy?

Abstracts for papers will be considered on all aspects of music studies (not limited to the conference theme), including music history, music theory and analysis, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, popular music studies, sound studies, and music education.

Conference presentations may take the following forms:
· Formal conference papers (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion)
· Interactive workshops (30 minutes)
· Lecture recitals and demonstrations (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion)
· Panel sessions (90 minutes, up to three participants)

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent in PDF format to Proposals for panel sessions should include abstracts for individual papers (where applicable) as well as a proposal for the overall session.

The submitted file should have a filename as follows:


You should include a title, and up to five keywords beneath your abstract. As abstracts will be screened anonymously by the selection committee, please omit your name from the text of your document.

In the body of the email, you should include your full name, status (academic staff, postgraduate student, independent scholar, etc.) and institutional affiliation where appropriate, and your home town and country.

Details for the student paper competition and keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

The programme committee consists of the following:

Gregory Camp (University of Auckland), Chair
Peter Adams (University of Otago)
Allan Badley (University of Auckland)
Nick Braae (Waikato Institute of Technology)
Kimberly Cannady (Victoria University Wellington)
Nancy November (University of Auckland)
Samantha Owens (Victoria University Wellington)
Polly Sussex (Independent Scholar, Auckland)
Francis Yapp (University of Canterbury)