CfP: Music Matters Master Class (Tilburg)

Tilburg University, IASPM Benelux and Erasmus University Rotterdam:
“Music Matters Master Class”
5.11.2014 – Tilburg, The Netherlands
Deadline: 01.06.2014

Are you a PhD student and planning on attending the music studies conference A Long way to the Top on 6 and 7 November 2014? Then definitely consider joining one day earlier to take part in the very first Music Matters Master Class. This master class is hosted in Tilburg as a prelude to the conference in Rotterdam (just 45 min. by train). Also if you can’t make the conference, but would like to discuss your work in an inspiring setting: continue reading! We aim to get together a group of PhD students who conduct research on music and meaning making in the broadest sense. Think of topics such as music in relation to identity formation, rituals, tourism, festivals, and urban and social development: but the scope of the master class is certainly not limited to these topics. We invite proposals that deal with both popular and classical music. We will be asking at least two conference speakers to host the master class.

In response to this CFP, please send us a proposal of about 500 words stating what your research is about and describe the particular topic and article or dissertation chapter you would like to discuss during the master class. If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to send us this text and we will distribute it amongst the participants. The number of selected participants will be limited, as we will ask you to come prepared and have read all the submitted texts. During the master class all participants willbe giving short (10-15 min.) presentations on their texts, followed by feedback of the professors and discussion with the entire group. With this master class we hope to offer an engaging and productive opportunity to discuss your work amongst scholars with different expertise than you might be used to in your own institutional environment. We aim to achieve new and refreshing insights and thought-provoking discussions!

If you want to participate in this master class, please send us before June 1st, 2014:

  • A short statement of motivation including a description of your research project and specification of what you propose to discuss during the master class and whether this is an article or dissertation chapter (max. 500 words)
  • A short biography, including your current institutional affiliation and academic background

Please e-mail your proposal to Lieke Wijnia (TiU):
Also if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch!

We will let you know by August 1st, 2014 whether you can take part in the master class. By that time we will also request your proposed text: you don’t need to send the complete text in at this stage. There is no fee for the master class. Lunch and drinks afterwards will be provided for the master class participants

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