KeeleMAC 2015 Conference

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Posted on 10 July 2015

The Keele Music Analysis Conference (KeeleMAC) was recently held from 8 -10 July 2015. The conference brought together scholars from all around the world to present and discuss aspects of theory, analysis and criticism relating to music and musical practices from many genres, styles and periods. Themed parallel sessions covered topics including popular music, Schenkerian analysis, sonata theory, world music, performance analysis, multimedia, schemata theory, film music and exoticism. It was preceded by the Society for Music Analysis Summer School for postgraduate students (6-7 July 2015).

KeeleMAC’s three keynote speakers were:

Professor Amanda Bayley (Bath Spa), Professor James Hepokoski (Yale), Professor David Neumeyer (Texas)

The conference opened with a plenary roundtable, ‘Women and Analysis’, with speakers including Professor Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts), Dr Laurel Parsons (Victoria, Chair of the Society for Music Theory Committee on the Status of Women) and Professor Amanda Bayley.

The conference was convened by Dr Nicholas Reyland (Keele University).