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Call for Papers

Please note that the CFP has now closed. Many thanks to everybody who submitted a proposal. The Programme Committee will contact all applicants with their decision by mid-December.

Proposal Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018

We invite contributions on any aspect of women and/in musical leadership. Particular topics which papers might cover include, but are not restricted to:

  • women conductors and/or impresarios (contemporary or historical);
  • all-woman orchestras or choirs;
  • all-woman entertainment orchestras/jazz bands/swing bands/dance bands;
  • women leading music for worship (embracing all sacred or spiritual practices);
  • women leading amateur musical ensembles;
  • women leading ensembles and other practical music-making activities within music educational settings;
  • women leading improvisation/soundpainting.

Contributions are invited from both scholars and practitioners.

Proposals are invited in the following formats:

  • individual/co-authored papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion);
  • themed sessions (of three or four papers, 20 minutes each with 10 minutes each for discussion);
  • practice-based sessions (40 minutes with 20 minutes for discussion);
  • poster presentations;
  • pecha kucha.

We particularly invite contributions from Early Career Researchers, who might particularly like to consider poster presentations or pecha kucha.

Proposals for individual/co-authored papers, practice-based sessions, poster presentations, and pecha kucha should be a maximum of 250 words long. Proposals for themed sessions should be accompanied by a 250-word overview of the session, along with 250-word proposals for each individual paper.

Please send proposals as an anonymous Word document to by 30 November 2018. Please ensure that you name and institutional affiliation (where appropriate) are included in the body of your email, rather than the proposal itself.