"Performing History"

Joint NZMS /40th MSA Conference



8-10 Dec 2017

University of Auckland

Conference Centre, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries

26 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand


Accommodation Info

Draft List of Papers to be presented in parallel sessions on each day

Convenor: Nancy November

In what sense are musical works, and writings about music, witnesses to the past? Theories of performativity set one thinking about the broader implications of communicating about, and through, music. Scholars, composers, and performers construct or perform relationships between history and music. This conference celebrates the manifold modes by which they do so, through writing, analysing, editing, teaching, composing, and not least through making music. Topics related to the conference theme might include studies of:

  • Analysis as performance
  • Performance theories
  • Performance practices
  • Historiography
  • Historically informed performance
  • Music editing as performance
  • Musical works as historical witnesses
  • Musicologist as historical narrator
  • Music biography and theatricality
  • Teaching music histories critically

Programme Committee

  • Allan Badley (University of Auckland)
  • Nick Braae (Waikato Institue of Technology)
  • Gregory Camp (University of Auckland)
  • David Cosper (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Nancy November (University of Auckland)
  • Stephanie Rocke (University of Melbourne)
  • W. Dean Sutcliffe (University of Auckland)
  • Francis Yapp (University of Canterbury)

Keynote Speakers





Available in October/November

Indicative Program Outline

Organising Committee

Allan Badley, Gregory Camp, Nancy November, Stephanie Rocke, W. Dean Sutcliffe


Proposal Submissions - CLOSED

Indicative Programme Outline -

Note: this will be updated on an ongoing basis, as the schedule becomes more final.

For a list of papers to be presented on each day click HERE. (Note: this list may be changed without notice - keep checking back here for updates)

Friday 8 December

8:15 Registrations Open

9:00 Welcome

9:30 Plenary - Mary Hunter

10:30 Break

11:00 Parallel Sessions 1-1

12:30 Lunch & Study Group Meetings (Australian Music; Gender and Sexuality Forum)

13:30 Parallel Sessions 1-2

15:30 Break

16:00 Parallel Sessions 1-3

17:30 Break

18:00 Concert

19:00 Student Meet-up (Venue TBC)

Saturday 9 December

8:15 Registrations

9:00 Parallel Sessions 2-1

11:00 Break

11:30 Parallel Sessions 2-2

13:30pm Lunch & Study Group Meetings (Indigenous Think Tank; Artistic Research in Music)

13:30 NZMS AGM

14:30 Plenary - Fredericke Wißmann (TBC)

15:30 Break

16:00 Parallel Sessions 2-3

17:30 Break

18:30 Dinner

Sunday 10 December

8:00 Study Group Meetings (Operatic Studies) & ICTM-ANZ Regional Meeting

8:30 Registrations

9:00 Parallel Sessions 3-1

10:30 Break

11:00 Parallel Sessions 3-2

12:30 MSA AGM

13:00 Lunch & Concert

14:00 Parallel Sessions

15:30 Break

15:45 Plenary - John Rink

16:45 Closing Ceremony, Awards, Thanks, short concert

17:30 End



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