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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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We are very happy to announce that the Department of Music at the University of Birmingham will be hosting the Society for Music Analysis’s Conference 23-25 July 2020 (‘BrumMAC 2020’).

We are also delighted that our two keynote speakers will be:

Draft programme

BrumMAC 2020 draft programme
(MS Word format)

Registration is now open

Registration is now open through our conference online shop. PLease note we have now extended our Early Bird rate deadline to June 6.

Further information for applicants


We have a number of rooms available at our Vale Village complex, and you will have the option to book and pay for these as part of the registration process.

We also 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

The academic programme for the conference will take place in our Aston Webb Building, which you can locate on our campus map.

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

Food and drink

The conference registration fee includes 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)

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