Resources for Remote Working

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We have collated a number of resources to support RMA members during the coronavirus pandemic. We welcome ideas for additions which should be emailed to See our Update on coronavirus / COVID-19 for more information on the impact of the pandemic on RMA activities and how we are responding.

Research Resources

Many publishers have made research resources available without charge during the coronavirus pandemic. Collated lists are available as follows:

Information Service Providers:

Jisc Publishers:

Online Seminars and Conferences

Online seminars

Academics in Quarantine
‘Online, informal, relaxed conference for all disciplines, fields, and folks’, not limited to music research.

Orchestrating Isolation: Musical Interventions and Inequality in the COVID-19 Fallout, 22 June at 3.00-6.30 pm.

DONNE – Women in Music, regular, discussions on music on women, Facebook live videos on

Royal Northern College of Music: #RNCMRemote
Mondays and Thursdays 1.15 pm: Lunchtime Concert (

Wednesdays 4.15 pm: Research Seminar (

Tuesdays 1 pm: RNCM Radio Show (

Online conferences

Music in the Home: A Virtual Symposium, 2-5 June
Registration deadline 29 May

Hidden Figures of Screen Music and Sound – 23-24 June – Online

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2020, 1-4 July
The conference will include paper sessions, keynote, receptions and virtual concerts. There is a £20 registration fee, waived for PhD students, PostDoc, Unwaged, and those Badly Affected by Covid.

Early Recordings: Methodologies in Research and Practice – 10-11 July – Online

Music Literacy Study Day – 15 July – Society for Musical Analysis – Online
An opportunity to hear about and discuss questions relating to music literacy and contribute to SMA research: ‘Questioning the gap: defining a role for the SMA in preparing students for music degrees in higher education today.’ Register your interest by emailing

Decolonising the Musical University – 23-24 July – Online

2nd International Conference on Timbre – 3-4 September – Online

Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, 8-10 September
Details of the online programme will be announced soon.

Advice and Financial Support

Musicians Union: Hardship fund, and general advice during the Corona Crisis

The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain: Medical expenses support, and financial support for those affected by illness

PRS Emergency Relief Fund: Individual grants of up to £1000 for financial difficulties

Help Musicians UK: Hardship fund, and general advice for musicians

ISM: Advice for musicians moving online, general advice for the Corona crisis, funding for musicians

Arts Council England Digital Culture Network: Online and digital support for arts practicioners

Arts Council England Financial Support: support and application process – for both organisations and individuals

BAPAM: list of health-related resources for practitioners

For Students

Employment 4 Students: advice for moving work online, online opportunities and various work-specific topics for students

Mental Health and Wellbeing

ArtsMinds: online mental health support

Music Minds Matter – 24/7 helpline available

Music Support – also run a support line

Mind – very extensive support for everyone

Music Industry Therapists Collective – Guide To Anxiety Relief & Self Isolation 

Technical Setup for Remote Working

Optimising settings in Zoom for Music

Setting up a Zoom Virtual Choir


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