53rd RMA conference


7 – 9 September, 2017
University of Liverpool
Twitter hashtag: #RMAConf2017

The Royal Musical Association announces the biggest programme yet for its 53rd Annual Conference, which will be hosted by the University of Liverpool from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 September 2017.

The conference is the single event in the UK calendar that seeks to celebrate the entire range of current musical research in progress around the world in all its richness and diversity. Some quotes from 2016 participants: ‘RMA Annual Conferences are going well. I think the “buzz” has returned’. ‘Lovely conference, with a great atmosphere’.

Featuring a packed schedule of panel sessions and papers, lecture recitals and lectures, presentations will encompass a wide variety of music and performance related disciplines. With wonderful opportunities for networking and engagement, this three-day conference promises to be diverse, lively and unmissable for anyone interested in the study of music and/or its performance.

Highlights include:

·RMA-Sponsored Peter Le Huray lecture by Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl

Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl is Professor of Music at the University of Salzburg, a member of the International Musicological Society directorium and an authority on early Austrian music and music printing, on Schubert and much more besides.

·Presentation of the RMA’s annual Edward Dent Award Medal to Mark Katz, who will deliver the Dent lecture

Mark Katz is Professor in Music History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of acclaimed books on how technology has changed music, on violin research and on the art and culture of the hip-hop DJ.

·A record 220 speakers and musicians from countless universities and colleges in eighteen different countries.Sixteen themed panel sessions, a further 96 individual presentations, and nine lecture-recitals on topics spanning 800 years and ranging over an astonishing number of corners of the globe.

For more details, conference programme, updates and to book a place at the conference please visit the conference website:

For interviews and further information please contact:

Kenneth Smith, Senior Lecturer and Conference Director, University of Liverpool (+44 (0)151 794 2647)

Warwick Edwards, RMA Conferences Coordinator (+44-141-334 9229)

For pictures please contact Katy Hamilton, RMA Membership Development Officer.

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