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Musica Scotica 2015: 800 years of Scottish Music
Musica Scotica's Tenth Annual Conference

Saturday 25 April 2015 and Sunday 26 April, 2015

The venue will be the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH

Call for Papers for the 2015 Conference

Papers, 20 minutes in length, are invited on any aspect of Scottish music. Topics presented in previous years have included chant, Gaelic song, fiddle and bagpipe music, manuscript sources, music publishing, the Scottish diaspora, opera performance, cultural organisations, music education, sectarianism, George Thomson and Haydn, Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Learmont Drysdale, Hamish MacCunn, James MacMillan and Sally Beamish.

There will additionally be a special session dedicated to papers relating to the history of the McEwen Memorial Concerts of Scottish Chamber Music

McEwen Paper Session: We invite submissions for a paper session featuring topics that in some way relate to the history of the McEwen Memorial Concerts of Scottish Chamber Music. The McEwen Commission has supported the commissioning and performance of contemporary art music in Scotland since 1955. A commission is awarde annually to a composer of Scottish birth, descent or residency. Early recipients of the commission include Ian Whyte, Cedric Thorpe Davie, Robert Crawford, and Thea Musgrave. More recently, works have been commissioned from John Maxwell Geddes, James MacMillan, Judith Weir, and David Fennessy. The McEwen bequest has yielded a substantial body of chamber pieces since the first award in 1955, and this collection continues to grow. A list of previously commissioned pieces dating back to 1955, as well as further information about the concerts can be found at www.gla.ac.uk/mcewen

We are interested in papers that in some way relate to the history of the McEwen Chamber Music concerts. Papers may focus either on specific pieces that were commissioned, or on the work more generally of composers who have befitted from the McEwen Bequest over the years. Most importantly, we are interested in papers that aim to stimulate interest in and discussion around contemporary music in Scotland.

Please submit an abstract (250 words) as a Word document or rtf file by Saturday 28th February 2015 (specifying if you wish specifically to give a paper for the McEwen session), to:-

Dr Karen McAulay museumconference2015@musicascotica.org.uk

You will be notified by mid-March 2015 if your abstract has been accepted.

A poster session may be included; delegates are invited to indicate whether they would be interested in availing themselves of this opportunity.

Publication of proceedings
Musica Scotica will publish papers from this conference along with a selection of papers from previous conferences.

Musica Scotica is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC031930.

A document giving these details of the Call for Papers can be downloaded here.....CFP

The Registration Form for the 2015 conference (PDF version) can be downloaded here.....Reg_PDF

The Registration Form for the 2015 conference (Word version) can be downloaded here.....Reg_Word

The Programme for the 2015 conference (PDF version) can be downloaded here.....Prog_PDF

The Programme for the 2015 conference (Word version) can be downloaded here.....Prog_Word