OCI Conducting Studies Conference 2016
OXFORD CONDUCTING INSTITUTE
CONDUCTING STUDIES CONFERENCE 2016
24-26 June 2016
St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
The practice of conducting has significant impact on music-making across a wide variety of ensembles and musical contexts around the globe. Whilst professional organizations and educational institutions have worked to develop the field through conducting masterclasses and conferences focused on professional development, and academic researchers have sought to explicate various aspects of conducting through focussed studies, researchers and practitioners are rarely in dialogue about these findings and experiences.
This conference will explore issues pertaining to the study of conducting from a range of perspectives by bringing together research across a variety of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology and sociology as well as from practitioners. The tripartite aims of the conference will be to engage researchers and practitioners in productive dialogue, promote practice as research, and raise awareness of the state of research in the field of conducting.
The conference will be held at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford from the 24th-26th June 2016. Guest speakers are still being confirmed.
Organizing committee: Dr John Traill, St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford; Dr Anthony Gritten, Royal Academy of Music; Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, University of Oxford; and Benjamin Loeb, Executive Director, Quad City Symphony Orchestra.
This conference is presented by the OXFORD CONDUCTING INSTITUTE in partnership with ST ANNE’S COLLEGE and the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD FACULTY OF MUSIC.