Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey (Director of Performance at St Catherine’s College and Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield), Dr John Traill (Director of Music and Supernumerary Fellow at St Anne’s College) and Professor Fiona M. Palmer (Professor of Music at Maynooth University), have recently published a special edition of Music Performance Research on the field of “conducting studies”. This special edition positions “conducting studies” in 2020 as a dynamic, multifaceted and multi-disciplinary research field. Interdisciplinary tools and approaches are informing and shaping new understandings of an array of issues, including: gender; performance psychology; technologically informed and measured research on gesture, tempi, dynamics, articulation and diction; performance traditions; acoustics; audience response and so on. Shifting the focus of “conducting studies” beyond the long-established paradigms of (auto)biography and standard technical manuals, it presents distinctive new scholarship drawn from the Oxford Conducting Institute’s (OCI) 2016 and 2018 international conferences.
The special edition can be accessed here: http://musicperformanceresearch.org/current-issue/
Click here for more information about the upcoming 2021 OCI International Conducting Studies Conference, 25-26 June.