The call for papers is now closed.


Proposals are invited for individual papers, research reports and special sessions on any area in the field of musical performance studies, addressing as wide a variety of topics and methodologies as possible, including (but not limited to):

Creative processes of composed/improvised/memorized traditions;

Perspectives from composers/listeners/performers, including historical, analytical, psychological, pedagogical and philosophical;

Notated/recorded/live music including embodied and gestural approaches, the role of technology in experimentation, auditory streaming, visual music, multimedia, social media, intertextuality and intermediality;

Contexts of performance: performer/audience relationships, community music, music and familiarity, people and places.

Duration of presentations
·      Individual papers: 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion
·      Research reports: 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion
·      Special sessions: 90 minutes in total, including discussion

All proposals should fully and clearly describe the topic of the presentation and should include the following information:

·      Background
·      Research questions
·      Aims
·      Summary of content
·      Significance

For individual papers and research reports, a proposal of c. 500 words should be submitted; in the case of special sessions, the proposal should be c. 1,000 words. Please indicate whether or not the presentation will involve live performance, and if so what instruments and repertoires are envisaged.

No names or other identifying information should appear on proposals for individual papers or research reports. In contrast, the names of all intended participants in special sessions should be stated.

When you submit your proposal you will be asked to identify:
·      Type of submission (i.e. individual paper, research report, special session)
·      AV requirements
·      Special requests for space/equipment for performance during the paper/session.

(Please note that Bath Spa University cannot guarantee the availability of special space or equipment although every effort will be made to accommodate such requests.)

Proposals should be submitted to EasyChair by 12 midnight GMT on Friday 30 October 2015. Late proposals will not be accepted.