RMA Music & Philosophy Biennial Conference (London, July 2019)

deadline for submissions: 
December 21, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Royal Musical Association Music & Philosophy Study Group
contact email: 

The RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group warmly invites session and paper  proposals for its 7th biennial  two-day  international conference, to be held in London on  11–12 July 2019.  The event will offer an opportunity for those with an interest in music and philosophy to share and discuss work, in the hope of furthering dialogue in this area.


We are inviting proposals for individual papers and associates sessions on any theme in the intersection between music and philosophy, broadly understood and spanning both analytic and continental traditions. We particularly welcome papers and session that bring together together disciplines and subdisciplines. Abstracts should be submitted via the website by December 15, 2018.


We are also inviting submissions for themed sessions on the following topics:

  • A Musical Matter of Mind
  • From 1945: Philosophy and New Music
  • Is there a medieval 'music and philosophy'?
  • Philosophies and Theories of musical transcription and arrangement
  • Reconceiving Musical Notation

Abstracts should be submitted directly to the convenors by December 21, 2018.



All submissions to the Free Sessions and Associates Sessions will be considered by blind review by the programme committee:

Dr Jeremy  Coleman (University  of Aberdeen)

Dr Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck, University of London)

Professor Derek  Matravers (Open University)

Dr Matthew Pritchard (University of Leeds)

Friedlind Riedel  (Bauhaus-University Weimar)

Professor Martin Stokes (King’s College London)

Dr Férdia Stone-Davis (University of Cambridge)

Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith  (University of Warwick)


Please contact our chair Férdia Stone-Davis with any queries about the call for papers. All proposals must be submitted via the website. If you encounter difficulties uploading your abstract please contact our web administrator.


Reasonably priced university accommodation will be available.