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The ISM at the Third International Conference on Women's Work in Music

The ISM is continuing to work in partnership with the biannual International Conferences on Women’s Work in Music, hosted by the School of Music at Bangor University. The Third International Conference of Women's Work in Music will be held online on 1-2 September this year, and will provide virtual spaces for discussion, music and networking.

During the conference, ISM CEO Deborah Annetts will chair a panel of experts who will debate the impact of the pandemic on women musicians, and a special concert will mark the Music School’s centenary at Bangor University. 2021 also marks the 200th anniversary of the virtuosa composer-performer Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), and Dr Florence Launay, renowned expert on French nineteenth-century female musicians, will give a Keynote Presentation.

Your Work in Music

Proposals for 20-minute papers from ISM members are warmly welcomed. If you are a music professional with an interest in the area of women in music, this is an opportunity for you to contribute to the debate. Proposals are encouraged on women’s work in music in any musical genre, period or practice, and which can include, but are not limited to:

  • Composition and/or performance in and beyond the Western traditions (past, present and future)
  • Music education (all levels)
  • The music industries and music administration
  • Activism in music (politics, #MeToo, Black Lives Matter etc)
  • Music and COVID-19

A full list of possible topics and guidelines about how to submit a proposal can be found on the conference website.

Please note that the deadline for the call for proposals is Monday 3 May 2021.

ISM members will receive a 15% discount on conference registration fees and free tickets to the conference concert. For more information, please contact the conference organiser, Rhiannon Mathias on [email protected].