IFTR Conference 2020 Music Theatre Working Group CFP
07 October, 2019 by Marcus Tan | 0 comments
Music Theatre Working Group Call for Papers, IFTR Conference 2020 Galway, Ireland
The IFTR Music Theatre Working Group will be meeting at the IFTR conference in Galway, Ireland, 13-17 July 2020.
The aim of the Music Theatre working group is to discuss a broad range of methodological and theoretical perspectives on all kinds of music theatre, from opera and musicals to contemporary experiments with new forms of music theatre. We are also interested in comprehending the role and function of music and sound in performance, in the broadest sense. The group brings together theatre scholars and musicologists, as well as researchers from other disciplines. What our approaches all have in common is that they start from a notion of music theatre as event, dealing with the multimodal aspects of performance and experience.
We invite existing and new WG members to submit papers on any aspect of music theatre, broadly conceived, or music and sound in performance. In keeping with the general theme of the conference, we particularly welcome papers that address the ways in which music theatre engages issues of the physical, cultural, economic and political micro and macro environments, soundscapes and acoustic ecologies in theatre and performance, and the themes and concepts of environmentalism in music theatre.
The Music Theatre WG is committed to an open and inclusive discussion of a broad range of topics in various stages of development, including work in progress. We particularly encourage graduate students and early career scholars to share their work.
Submission Procedures & Presentation Format
We welcome both new and existing WG members to join the WG sessions at the conference. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and are due 31 January 2020.
All abstract submissions are made through the Cambridge Core website . Please note that in order to make a submission you will need to become a member of the IFTR. Make sure to indicate that you are submitting an abstract to the Music Theatre Working Group.
As the WG would like to use the conference sessions for in-depth discussions, papers will be circulated prior to the conference. Finalised papers are to be submitted by email to the convenors before 8 July 2020. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words. At the WG meetings during the conference, only a short overview of each paper will be presented and the remaining time will be devoted to discussion.
More information about the conference can be found at the IFTR website, . If you would like to find out more about the Music Theatre WG, please visit
The IFTR offers financial assistance to scholars wishing to participate in its Annual Conference. These bursaries are awarded on the basis of merit, relevance to the conference or Working Group theme, and financial need. Please note that the deadline for bursary applications significantly predates the deadline for abstract submission. For information and instructions about bursaries, and to download the application form, please visit
Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the conference and your abstract submission.
Tereza Havelkova (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marcus Tan (email@example.com)