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Eco-creativity Conference 2022: The Arts Mapping Emotional Landscapes of the Climate and Ecological Crises

18th November 2022 to 19th November 2022

In this third edition of the Eco-creativity conference, we invite interdisciplinary, empirical, and ethnographic approaches to understanding the role of arts and creative industries in delineating new ‘emotional landscapes’ of the climate and ecological crises.

Conference: Racialised Performance in Western Classical Music

18th July 2022 to 19th July 2022

Bringing together minority-led scholars from Europe, East Asia and the US, this conference specifically aims to address Western classical music performed by minorities, especially East Asians.

Conference: Amazing Grace and its legacies: reflections at 250

15th July 2022 to 16th July 2022

The Open University’s Music Department, the Cowper & Newton Museum and Olney Parish Church are delighted to be co-hosting this conference as part of a year-long programme of events to commemorate the 250th anniversary of ‘Amazing Grace’, widely believed to have first been sung at Olney on 1 January 1773.

Women Musical Leaders within the Classical Music Industries

25th March 2022

The Women’s Musical Leadership Online Network (WMLON) presents a day considering women’s musical leadership within the classical music industries (conceived as broadly as possible). This online event will bring together a panel of four women leaders within the classical music industries, Diana Ambache, Ella Jarman-Pinto, Deborah Keyser, and Karen Power. In the afternoon, Gabriella Di Laccio will present her ground-breaking work leading gender equality in music through her work as founder and curator of Donne Women in Music.

Eco-creativity 2021: Art, Music, Ritual and Global Climate Politics

19th November 2021

This 2021 Conference is hosted by the Religious Studies, Art History, Music and Politics Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University. Deadline for abstract submission: 30 September 2021

Women leading Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Education and the Music Industries

4th June 2021

This online event will bring together a panel of four women leaders who have led Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within music education and/or the music industries, Alice Farnham, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Chi-chi Nwanoku, and Susan Wollenberg. In the afternoon, Gabriella Di Laccio will present her ground-breaking work leading gender equality in music through her work as founder and curator of Donne Women in Music. Classical guitarist, Eleanor Kelly, will conclude the event by presenting a short programme of music composed by women.

Women Leaders within the Contemporary Music Industries (International Women’s Day)

8th March 2021

All WMLOP events are free of charge, but registration is essential.

Eco-creativity: Music, Religion, Activism

13th November 2020

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster dialogue around the interactions between music, religion and politics in the context of the ecological crisis.

BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference 2020

9th January 2020 to 11th January 2020

The Open University’s Music Department is delighted to be hosting the 2020 BFE/RMA research students’ conference. Open to postgraduates studying in the UK or abroad, the conference provides an opportunity for research students to meet together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, to gain experience of the conference environment (as listeners, participants, and chairs), to present and to hear papers, to take part in workshops, and to gain insights into the profession.

Ben Winters on Korngold at BBC Proms

4th September 2019

OU Music's Ben Winters will will discuss Korngold and America as part of the BBC's Proms Plus series.

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