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Music, Pedagogy and Community

Posted: October 29th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A symposium at University of South Wales, hosted by the Creative Industries Research Institute
Saturday, 5th of March 2016, the ATRiuM, 86-88 Adam Street, Cardiff

Keynote speaker: Professor Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh)

The University of South Wales and the Creative Industries Research Institute will host a symposium on 5th of March on music, pedagogy and community. The symposium will explore ideas of how musical participatory practices can build a sense of community, and how pedagogical practices, formal but also and possibly more importantly informal, are a part of the process of social continuity in certain societies, cultures or sub-cultures.

We want to bring scholars and artists together to explore and investigate the notions of communities built (wholly or in part) around music. The symposium will be a one day event which takes place on 5th of March 2016. Registration will open during the autumn of 2015.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers, screenings and live events followed by discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biography of no more than 50 words to both Emily Underwood-Lee: [email protected] and Christina Papagiannouli: [email protected]. Please also include your email address, institution (if applicable) and any access and presentation requirements. We very much welcome the participation of PhD students and early-career colleagues.

Topics may include, but will not be limited to, the following:

• Transformative practices, musical provocations, changing lives.
• Possible musical cultures: utopias, fictions, temporalities.
• Race and gender: identity, difference and the creation of musical communities.
• Performing history: musical communities as the guardians of styles, performance practices and traditions.
• Process and emergence: rehearsal methods, oral traditions, adaptation and change.
• Dualities within performance (i.e. private/ public, local/ global).
• Pedagogy and learning: training, growth, ignorance.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 1st of December 2015.

Convener: Dr Robert Smith (University of South Wales)

For further information about the symposium, please see http://drama.research.southwales.ac.uk/news/en/2015/oct/23/call-papers-music-pedagogy-and-community

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