OCI International Conducting Studies Conference 2021

Oxford Conducting Institute
International Conducting Studies Conference 2021
25-27 June, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford


OCIICSC 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

New dates confirmed for 2021: Friday 25 – Sunday 27 June (updated 5 April 2020)

All currently registered delegates will have their registrations refunded and all papers accepted for 2020 will retain their places for 2021.

CALL FOR PAPERS and POSTERS has been reopened. The new deadline is 1 November 2020.

About the conference

OCIICSC 2021 is the fourth conference designed to bring together researchers and practitioners in order to generate interdisciplinary dialogue about, raise awareness of, and generate further development in the field of conducting studies. As the three previous conferences have shown, the practice of instrumental and vocal conducting encompasses vastly more than its physical manifestation suggests. The Conference continues to explore conducting’s many facets through a range of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. Previous Keynote speakers have included: Sian Edwards, William Christie, Odaline de la Martinez, Stephen Darlington, Alice Farnham, David Robertson and Andrea Quinn.

OCIICSC 2021 will be held at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford 25-27 June 2021. Conference details including accommodation and dining options will be published on the conference website in early 2021.

A special issue of Music Performance Research dedicated to the field of Conducting Studies, is currently in process and will be published in early 2020 featuring articles selected from conference presentations given in 2016 and 2018.

2020 Organizing committee: Dr John Traill (University of Oxford); Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey (University of Oxford); Dr Carolyn Watson (University of Kansas); Professor Fiona M. Palmer (Maynooth University); and Dr Jeremiah Cawley (Loras College).