Call for Papers

Papers are encouraged from any discipline, including, but not limited to: musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology and sociology as well as from practitioners. All topics are welcome and researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for individual papers (20min+ 10min for questions).

– Critical approaches to pedagogy and mentorship

– Leadership, power and authority

– Verbal and non-verbal communication

– Critical views on repertoire and programming

– Enterprise, responsibility and accountability

– The rehearsal and performance process

– Students, amateurs and professionals

– Historical views

– Gender

– Race

– Aesthetics of conducting

– Health and wellbeing

– Views from the podium

– Movement and gesture

In addition, three themed sessions will be hosted and proposals on these topics are encouraged.

  • Historical performance and the conductor, chaired by Neal Peres da Costa
  • International perspectives on wind ensemble conducting, chaired by John Lynch
  • Repertoire knowledge exchange: Elgar Cello Concerto, chaired by John Traill

Please submit the following information as an email attachment to Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey at

  • Name, institution (if applicable), email address and A/V requirements
  • Individual papers: 200-word abstract and a 200-word biography


—Deadline for the receipt of abstracts is Monday, 3 December 2019 by midnight AEST (Sydney).—

Late proposals will not be accepted.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by late December 2018.