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The RMA hosts and supports a huge number of events each year, from flagship conferences to study days, workshops and chapter meetings.We also invite applications for conference affiliation, which can include assistance with publicity and branding, or financial support if required. RMA Events are overseen by our Events Committee (see RMA Committees).

Event Listings

Ruptures and Convergences

21 May 22 - 22 May 22

University of California, Berkeley, and online


8 Jun 22 - 10 Jun 22

University of Edinburgh / online

The International Launch Conference for the Research Network

1 Jul 22


IMA Conference

13 Jul 22 - 15 Jul 22

Royal College of Music

reflections at 250

15 Jul 22 - 16 Jul 22

Walton Hall, The Open University and Olney Parish Church

Online Study Day

18 Jul 22


Sounding Identities

22 Sep 22 - 23 Sep 22

Middlesex University, London

9 Dec 22 - 10 Dec 22

Royal College of Music / online

RMA Events

An Annual Conference open to performers, composers and researchers of all musical disciplines, usually held in early September.

Research Students’ Conference for postgraduate and early career researchers, run in partnership with the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. This is usually held in early January and includes career development events in addition to paper, poster and lecture recital presentations, workshops and concerts.

A series of Study Days on a variety of topics. Anyone can put forward a proposal to run a study day with assistance from the RMA.

Past Events

We maintain an archive list of those events that have been run by, sponsored by or affiliated to the Association.