Online Conference:
Galant Schemata in Theory & Practice: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2,  2022
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Call for Papers

 

 

Galant Schemata in Theory & Practice, the first-ever conference devoted to galant schema theory, will be held over Zoom from Friday, September 30-Sunday, October 2, 2022. The conference will include papers, performances, and discussions, and we invite submissions that take advantage of the digital format of the conference. We encourage proposals that advance the use of galant schema theory in performance/pedagogical contexts. Other possible topics/avenues include:

 

  • Relationships with music cognition

  • Long history of schemata, with unexpected composers not usually associated with the galant tradition

  • (e.g., J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Webern) 

  • Proto-schemata, or repertoire/patterns that predate the galant “era”

  • Incorporating galant schema theory into pedagogy, and the teaching of music/theory analysis

  • Listening habits in prior eras as well as today

 

Since the publication of Robert Gjerdingen’s Music in the Galant Style in 2007, galant schema theory has become a significant analytical framework that interweaves many important threads that have been treated disparately in modern discourse: theory, history, performance, as well as pedagogy in the past and present day. This conference seeks to examine the various paths that galant schema theory has paved in the past few years, and how it can continue to develop and improve performance practices.

 

Abstracts of no more than 500 words may be sent by June 15, 2022 to Jonathan Salamon and Alexander Nicholls at galantschemata22 [at] gmail.com. Please include any anticipated multimedia needs should your presentation require them.