Doctors in Performance, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, 8-9 September 2016

Doctors in Performance 2016
Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2016
8-9 September 2016
Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin

The Royal Irish Academy of Music invites artistic research performers at doctoral and post-doctoral levels to take part in the second festival conference of music performance and artistic research.

Keynote performers:
Professor John Butt OBE (Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow)
Dr John O?Conor (Chair of the Piano Division at Shenandoah University, Virginia, USA)

The purpose of the conference is to bring together doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of musical performance and practice-based or artistic research in music. ?Doctors in Performance? places the emphasis on the music itself with the majority of presentations consisting principally of a musical performance in the form of a recital or a lecture recital related to the research. Shorter paper presentations on artistic research are also included.

Presentation proposals
Each of the presentations will consist of a musical performance (solo or chamber music) of 40 minutes maximum. The performance can take the form of a recital or a lecture recital. The music performed is expected to include or relate closely to the contents of the doctoral degree or research the participant is pursuing. Paper presentations on artistic research (20 minutes maximum) are also possible.

Forms for presentations:
· Recital 40 minutes (+ 10 minutes discussion)
· Lecture recital 40 minutes (+ 10 minutes discussion)
· Paper presentation 20 minutes (+ 5 minutes discussion)

The conference language is English and all presentations should be in English.

In order to submit a proposal, please visit
and follow the instructions there.

Organising committee:
Denise Neary (RIAM)
Orla McDonagh (RIAM)
Anu Vehviläinen (Sibelius Academy)
Markus Kuikka (Sibelius Academy)
Lina Navickaite-Martinelli (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre)

The proposals will be peer-reviewed anonymously. Successful contributors will be notified via email by 1 May 2016.