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Call for submissions for the fall and spring issues of HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America (haydnjournal.org): research in the life and music of Joseph Haydn and Michael Haydn.

HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America, a 2018 PROSE Award winner for innovation in journal publishing, is accepting submissions for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 issues. This online, peer-reviewed journal, published by RIT Press, has many features that are advantageous to effectively disseminating music scholarship, including convenient and interactive color and b/w visual figures, linked and embedded audio and video examples, and links to publications and recordings. Articles from past issues are continuously available to subscribers. Our readership continues to grow, particularly through college/university library and other institutional subscriptions that allow multiple readers to access the journal.

Categories of items included in each issue are:
General Articles of theoretical, historical, and pedagogical topics
Works in Progress
Approaches to Performance
Rediscovered and Important Documents
Reviews of CDs, books, and videos.

The fall 2018 issue (8.2) is open to any eighteenth-century music topic, particularly those related to Joseph Haydn. We encourage submissions related to performance and pedagogy, and projects still in progress, enhanced by audio and video clips. The spring 2019 issue (9.1) is dedicated to the life and work of Michael Haydn, honoring Professor Charles Sherman, who passed away this winter.

Visit the journal’s web site (haydnjournal.org) for submission and style guidelines.

Please send submissions and address any questions about publishing your research in HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America to Michael E. Ruhling, editorial director, Michael.Ruhling@RIT.edu.


François Couperin: a 350th anniversary symposium
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK
9–10 November 2018

Call For Papers

Contributions are invited for a two-day symposium marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of François Couperin. This international event, part of the inaugural celebrations of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s new building, is organised by the Conservatoire’s Forum for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music and supported by its French Music Research Hub.

Invited speakers:
Professor Davitt Moroney, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Denis Herlin, Centre national de recherche scientifique, Paris

Proposals on any aspect of Couperin’s life, work and artistic milieu are welcome, but special consideration will be given to those dealing with the following areas:

Performance practice
Notation
New source materials

Presentations may take a variety of forms, including individual papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes’ discussion), lecture-recitals (35 minutes + 10 minutes’ discussion) and panel sessions.

There are plans to publish a cluster of articles arising from this event in Early Music, subject to peer review.

Proposals should be sent by email to the programme committee (graham.sadler@bcu.ac.uk), with the subject heading “Couperin proposal”. The email should be accompanied by two .pdf attachments. The first should include name of author, title of paper, abstract (maximum 250 words), email address, institutional affiliation (where appropriate), a statement of audio-visual requirements, a concise biography (maximum 100 words) and a clear statement of the intended format (paper, lecture-recital etc.). The second should be restricted to the title and abstract.

A limited amount of funding may be available to support early career scholars accepted by the programme committee, especially those with no current institutional affiliation.

Deadline for proposals: Sunday 4 February 2018 (midnight GMT)

Programme committee:
Professor Graham Sadler (chair),
Dr Carrie Churnside, Dr Jamie Savan,
Dr Shirley Thompson, Professor Colin Timms.



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