Coronavirus update

Important information:
All on-campus visits and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Virtual events will be running as normal unless otherwise stated.  For the latest updates visit our coronavirus information page. Please note that some of our on campus events may be replaced by virtual events - please check with the event organiser listed against each event.

Postponed: Society for Music Analysis Conference

University of Birmingham
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Thursday 23rd (09:00) - Saturday 25th July 2020 (17:00)
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Postponed - we have taken the decision to postpone the Society for Music Analysis Conference to 29-31 July 2021. Further information will be announced here in due course.

We thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter, and look forward to welcoming you to the conference as and when it is rescheduled. 

Draft programme for 2020

BrumMAC 2020 draft programme
(MS Word format)

There will be a fresh call for papers for 2021, with the intention that those with accepted talks (as detailed above) have the option of keeping them in the programme. There will also be the opportunity for new papers to be submitted.


We have two hotels located on campus that you may wish to consider - Edgbaston Park Hotel and Lucas House Hotel

There are also many other off-campus accommodation venues that would be suitable, especially in the city centre. You can easily commute to the university from the centre, by train (from New Street station), by bus, or by taxi/Uber.

You will find a list of alternative accommodation venues on this page.

Venue and travel

Our campus map with the venues for the 2021 conference currently tbc.

General travel information to the campus can be found on this page.

Food and drink

The conference registration fee will include refreshments, lunch, and a drinks reception at our Barber Institute of Fine Arts with access to the galleries on the Thursday evening, but no other evening meals. As part of registration, you will have the opportunity to book and pay for attendance at our formal conference dinner on the Friday evening. We also have many catering options on campus during working hours, or you may wish to look at some suggested local restaurants here

Programme Committee

  • Chair: Dr Ben Curry (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Amy Brosius (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Esther Cavett (King’s College London)
  • Dr Ben Earle (University of Birmingham)
  • Prof Julian Horton (Durham University)
  • Dr Anne Hyland (University of Manchester)
  • Professor Matthew Riley (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Kenneth Smith (University of Liverpool)

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities