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The Royal Musical Association

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from Mark Everist, president of the RMA.

The RMA, founded in 1874, is the second oldest society of its kind in the world.

Our many conferences and study days engage with music of all kinds on many levels.

Three regular publications - the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, the RMA Research Chronicle and the RMA Monographs series - are part of our wide-ranging organization.

We offer prestigious awards for outstanding scholarly achievement as well as grants and training opportunities for young scholars.

The RMA is a hub for other national and international organizations concerned with the study of music.

Enjoy exploring the RMA website and contact us if you want to know more.

Linked Organisations

International Musicological Society Institute of Musical Research Music Libraries Trust International Association of Music Libraries American Musicological Society Society for Musicology in Ireland


Support for postgraduate students researching British music - Deadline 24 Mar

1 Feb 17

An RMA Study Day - Deadline 3 Mar

20 May 17

Durham University

1st Symposium of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group - Deadline 6 Mar

26 May 17 - 27 May 17

Edge Hill University

Performance, Practice, Philosophy - Deadline 15 May

12 Sep 17

University of Leeds

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