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The RMA organises and supports a number of conferences and study days throughout the year. These include the RMA Annual Conference and annual Research Students’ Conference, regular study days organised by postgraduate students, and annual events organised by the RMA Study Groups.

RMA Research Students’ Conference

The RMA Research Students’ Conference takes place in early January every year. It offers students a great introduction to academic conferences, whether through giving a paper or simply attending.

RMA Study Days

The RMA holds regular study days on a wide range of topics in the study of music.

RMA Study Groups

Three of the RMA’s Study Days were so popular that they developed into long-term study groups, which now organise events throughout the year: the RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group, the RMA Music and/as Process Study Group, and the RMA Music and Visual Arts Study Group.


Forthcoming Events

Registration Open: BFE/RMA Research Students' Conference 2018: Music Inside and Out (4 Jan 18 to 6 Jan 18) University of Huddersfield
Performing the Jewish Archive and Beyond: The Future of the Archive (14 Jan 18 to 16 Jan 18) The British Library
Reflective Conservatoire Conference : Artists as Citizens (20 Feb 18 to 23 Feb 18) Guildhall School of Music and Drama
New Perspectives on the Music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (3 Mar 18) Canterbury Christ Church University
Musical Culture in the Wars of Religion (1550-1650) (17 Mar 18 to 18 Mar 18) St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Claude Debussy in 2018: a Centenary Celebration (19 Mar 18 to 23 Mar 18) RNCM Manchester / University of Glasgow
Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference (7 Apr 18 to 8 Apr 18) Durham University
Queerness, Voice, Embodiment: 2nd Symposium of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group (20 Apr 18 to 21 Apr 18) Maynooth University
Musica Scotica 2018: 800 years of Scottish Music (20 Apr 18 to 21 Apr 18) Stirling, Scotland
Church Music and Worship (27 Apr 18 to 28 Apr 18) Durham University and Durham Cathedral
Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Church: An RMA Study Day (4 Jun 18) Durham University
Disco! An Interdisciplinary Conference (21 Jun 18 to 23 Jun 18) University of Sussex
19th-century Music (2 Jul 18 to 4 Jul 18) University of Huddersfield
Music and image in cultural, social and political discourse (9 Jul 18 to 12 Jul 18) Canterbury Christ Church University
RMA 54th Annual Conference (13 Sep 18 to 15 Sep 18) University of Bristol
Vocal Sound and Style 1450-1650: BREMF/NEMA Conference 2018 (20 Oct 18 to 21 Oct 18) Brighton