International Conference on the Concepts and Practices of Choral Singing
Lund, Sweden, October 17-20, 2012.
Deadline for proposals: March 30, 2012.
Conference language: English.
In order to make visible and available the contemporary dynamic development of choral research, this conference aims at encouraging communication between theory and practice. With the integration of the conference into Lund Choral Festival, the purpose is to highlight interdisciplinary investigations and interaction between practice-based and historical approaches in choral research. Researching choir culture demands and encourages a multitude of research strategies in different disciplines.
We welcome contributions that focus the interaction of choral concepts and practices since the 18th century, especially on the following themes:
1. Conceptualisations of Choral Practices and Musics
2. Theories and Methods of Choral Research
3. Psychological and Social Dimensions of Choral Singing
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Dr. Andreas C. Lehmann, Systematic Musicology and Music Psychology, University of Music, Würzburg
Prof. Karin Rehnqvist, Composition, Royal College of Music, Stockholm
Scholars interested in presenting are kindly asked to submit a one-page abstract (max. 400 words). Please indicate for which session the paper is intended, include full contact information and a short CV.
Spoken papers: timeframe 30 minutes + 10 minutes questions and discussion.
Panel: Several papers may be submitted together with an overall theme. Timeframe to be decided.
Posters: Presentation and discussion of the poster at a poster session.
Abstracts should be sent to cif at korcentrumsyd.se. Notifications of acceptance will be sent after April 16.
Venue: Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Biskopsgatan 7
Website will be updated: http://www.lundchoralfestival.org/?page_id=230
Conference convenors: Dr. Ursula Geisler, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University and Dr. Karin Johansson, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University