Proposals are invited for a one-day conference for post-graduate students.  Music and movement as process and experience is organised by PhD students through the Music Education Special Interest Group at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London, and hosted by the Royal Academy of Dance, London SW11 3RA Friday, 23rd October 2015.  There will be no charge for attending.

Scholarly attention to music and dance is often focused on works and performances, while very little research in dance education includes a focus on music. At the same time, recent scholarship on music and movement in music psychology, clinical music therapy, sports science, geography, anthropology, and cultural studies suggests ways that this imbalance could be addressed, to mutual benefit. The aim of this conference is therefore to bring together researchers in any field or discipline who are interested in music and movement as process and experience, with a particular focus on non-performance contexts such as training, rehearsal, recreation, and rehabilitation.

Proposals for spoken papers, posters, symposia, multi-media or performance-based presentations on this topic are invited from current students (at MA, MPhil or doctoral level) and those who have graduated within the last two years. Collaborative proposals from scholars and practitioners in any field relevant to the conference themes are also welcomed. Abstracts should be 300 words long. All proposals that meet the submission guidelines will be accepted. Themes include, but are not limited to:

􏰀 Critical and investigative approaches to music and movement in training, rehearsal, and recreation

􏰀 Moving and listening

􏰀 Theoretical frameworks and interdisciplinary methods in music and movement research

􏰀 Music, technology, and the moving body: challenges and opportunities

􏰀 Music and movement in therapeutic contexts

􏰀 Problems of notation and representation in music and movement

Abstracts should be submitted to musicmovement2015@gmail.comThe closing date for the submission of abstracts is 17th August 2015.  Abstracts will be assessed by a panel including the conference organisers, Hermione Ruck Keene and Jonathan Still.

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