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Birmingham Music Analysis Conference 2021

Location
University of Birmingham
Category
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Dates
Thursday 29th (09:00) - Saturday 31st July 2021 (17:00)
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BrumMAC 29-31 July 2021 

We are pleased to confirm new dates for the Birmingham Music Analysis Conference, originally planned for July 2020. The Birmingham Music Analysis Conference, 2021 (BrumMAC 2021) will now take place on Thurs 29 to Saturday 31 July 2021 at the University of Birmingham. 

We are delighted that our keynote speakers remain unchanged.  They are Dmitri Tymoczko (Princeton University) and Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University). 

Call for Papers

Call for Papers:
Birmingham Music Analysis Conference (BrumMAC 2021)

29–31 July 2021, University of Birmingham

We are pleased to confirm new dates for the Birmingham Music Analysis Conference, originally planned for July 2020. The Birmingham Music Analysis Conference, 2021 (BrumMAC 2021), sponsored by the Society for Music Analysis, will now take place on Thurs 29 to Saturday 31 July 2021 at the University of Birmingham. Proposals accepted for BrumMAC 2020 will be carried over to the 2021 programme.  We will be in touch directly via email with all those who had a proposal accepted for the 2020 conference. 

The programme committee also invites new proposals on any aspect of theory or analysis, relating to music of any genre and historical period. We are delighted that our keynote speakers remain unchanged.  They are Dmitri Tymoczko (Princeton University) and Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University). 

Submission deadline for proposals: Sunday 24 January 2021

Proposal categories

  • Papers (20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion)
  • Paper sessions (three or four papers, each of 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes per paper for discussion)
  • Roundtable discussions (up to 5 participants, each giving a short position paper, followed by a general discussion, total running time of 90 minutes)
  • Recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings (maximum duration 45 minutes, or longer with the agreement of the organisers, subject to timetabling) 

Proposal guidelines

  • For individual papers: 250-word (maximum) abstract
  • For paper sessions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 250 words for each session participant
  • For roundtable discussions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 150 words for each panel participant
  • For recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings: 250-word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings / scores / other details of works to be included in the event (contact the organisers to discuss)
  • To aid the process of publishing abstracts we ask that proposals contain neither footnotes nor lists of references.  In-text citations are acceptable. 

Further information for applicants

  • To widen participation as much as possible, only one proposal of each type is permitted per applicant
  • Proposals must be sent by email as a MS Word or pdf attachment to Brummac2021@contacts.bham.ac.uk  
  • Proposals need not be anonymised
  • A number of SMA bursaries are available to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation. For further details and to check eligibility, see http://www.sma.ac.uk/grants/travel/.
  • Delegates are also welcome to apply to our Development Fund Scheme to cover the cost of attending. For further details, see http://www.sma.ac.uk/grants/development/. There is no deadline for this fund, but retrospective applications will not be considered
  • All enquiries should be sent to the organisers at Brummac2021@contacts.bham.ac.uk   

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)

Prof Matthew Riley (University of Birmingham)

Dr Kenneth Smith (University of Liverpool)

Accommodation

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)

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