“Above all, music must move the heart...” C. P. E. Bach
The purpose of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is to promote the study and performance of music of the eighteenth century. The Society provides a forum where scholars and performers can further their knowledge of music, history and interrelated arts of the period and serves as a resource to facilitate and encourage collaboration.
“Mozart and Modernity”
The Mozart Society of America’s seventh biennial conference, “Mozart and Modernity,” will take place from Friday to Sunday, 20–22 October 2017 at the University of Western Ontario. Details and call for papers here.
The Mozart Society of America is offering SECM members a 50% discount on their publications, including Mozart in Prague: Essays on Performance, Patronage, Sources, and Reception for $25. For a list of available titles and for ordering instructions, please download this form.
Theater spaces for the music in 18th century Europe
Queluz National Palace, Portugal
30 June–2 July 2017)
Details and call for papers here.
Early Music Conference “Musicking: Improvisation, Ornamentation, and Variation”
Conference Dates: 23–27 May 2017
University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, Eugene, Oregon
More information here.
Eighteenth-Century Flute Chamber Music
International Study Day
Genoa, Conservatorio di musica “N. Paganini”, 28 October 2017
More information here.
Announcement: Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network
We are pleased to announce the new Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network (EAERN), based in the music subject area of the University of Glasgow. This interdisciplinary network brings together an international community of researchers in music, art, literature, dance, and history to share approaches to investigate eighteenth-century arts educational materials.
The aims of the network are:
To investigate how eighteenth-century arts education has impacted on the development of Western society and the development of artisan institutions such as music conservatories, schools of art, academies of dance and the university institution
To establish a dialogue between interdisciplinary researchers about their current methodological practice when analyzing, deconstructing and using eighteenth-century education materials in practice
Out of these dialogues, to establish new standardized methodologies that utilize cross-disciplinary explorations
The network will establish a seminar series, and three full-day public colloquia.
Please join on Facebook EAERN and on Twitter @EAERNing to stay up to date with workshop details and events. If you would like further details, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sterling E. Murray Award for Student Travel, named in honor of SECM’s founding president, was established in 2011 to encourage and enable college and university students currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in accredited academic programs and having career interests that relate to the mission of the Society for Eighteenth- Century Music, to attend the Society’s biennial meetings. The award consists of $500 to support travel expenses as well as a student membership in the Society for one year. Award recipients are announced in the Society’s newsletter and recognized at the meeting that they attend. Further information and an application form can be found here.
SECM Conference Proceedings
Published by Steglein Publishing, Inc.
2014: 6th Conference in Bethlehem, PA
• Music in Eighteenth-Century Culture
2012: 5th Conference in Charleston, SC
• Haydn and His Contemporaries II
2010: 4th Conference in Brooklyn, NY
• SECM in Brooklyn 2010
2008: 3rd Conference in Claremont, CA
• Haydn and His Contemporaries
2006: 2nd Conference in Williamsburg, VA
• Genre in Eighteenth-Century Music
2004: 1st Conference in Washington, DC
• Music in Eighteenth-Century Life
The “Bononcini Project” of the Fondazione Arcadia promotes the music of Giovanni Bononcini with a web site, an online works catalog and downloadable scores. Further information can be found at their web site.
A list of dissertations currently being written or recently completed on topics pertaining to music in the eighteenth century can be found here.
With the help of the RIT Press and Peter Alexander, the Haydn Society of North America has re-started the HSNA Newsletter, but now as an updatable electronic newsletter that works together with our HAYDN online journal, and has RSS feed capabilities. Please go to haydnjournal.org and click on HSNA Newsletter to read the current content. To submit items to the newsletter's editor Peter Alexander, send them to HSNA.Newsletter@rit.edu.
The complete text of Charles Burney’s The Present State of Music in France and Italy, 2nd, corrected edition, (London: T. Becket and Co., 1773), is now available here. Access is free and open to anyone.
SECM members get 20% discount on Eighteenth-Century Music and Journal of Musicology
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