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The Royal Musical Association annual conference 2015

Arts and Law
Wednesday 9th (09:00) - Friday 11th September 2015 (16:30)

Bramall Music Building

The Royal Musical Association will assemble for its 51st Annual Conference at the University of Birmingham between Wednesday 9 and Friday 11 September 2015.

Conference Programme

The programme will consist of panels, workshops and research presentations, including the Edward Dent medal award lecture which will be given by Alexander Rehding (Harvard University) and the Peter Le Huray lecture. Alongside these sessions, the conference will provide wonderful opportunities for networking and to enjoy recitals and concerts. Further information regarding the programme can be found on the event programme pages - Wednesday 9, Thursday 10, Friday 11.


Rates vary according to whether or not you are an RMA member and whether you are a student, unwaged or retired. Further information can be found on the RMA registration page.

Venue and Travel

All conference sessions will take place within the Bramall Music building and the adjoining Aston Webb building on the University of Birmingham campus. Further information regarding travel to the University, the conference venues and accessibility can be found on the venue and travel page.


A list of venues in the local area can be found on the RMA accommodation page. RMA Conference registration does not include accommodation and the conference committee will not be booking accommodation for any delegates.

Food and Drink

RMA conference registration  includes a sandwich lunch each day but does not include breakfast or evening meals. A list of outlets on the University of Birmingham campus can be found on the food and drink page along with suggested restaurants in the local area.

Call for papers

The Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2015 call for papers is now closed. To view the call for papers information please visit the call for papers webpage.


RMAlogoEnquiries about exhibition space, leafleting, and advertising in the conference programme book are welcome at any time.

Enquiries are also welcome regarding closed meeting-room facilities for members of the Music Research Consortium UK. A small charge may be payable.

For this or any general queries, please contact us on the conference email Please also follow us on @artsatbham and through the hashtag #rmaconf2015. 

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