Saturday, August 27, 2011

Call for Papers: Rock and Roles conference


23rd & 24th July 2012


Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, UK.


Theme: Philosophy and sociology of popular music education


The Institute ( has been one of the world's leading providers of education in contemporary popular musics for almost thirty years. The Institute's 2nd biannual international conference, 'Rock and Roles', offers a forum for dissemination and discussion of research and practice on topics including, but not limited to:


  • Careers and continuation
  • Cultural perspectives
  • Creativity
  • Canon and the contemporary


Papers are invited from scholars at all stages in their careers. Research may be completed or ongoing.


Keynote speakers               

Ruth Wright (University of Western Ontario)



Academic review panel to include:

Dr Gareth Dylan Smith (Chair) (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance)

Terence Gregory (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance)

Atar Shafighian (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance)

Prof Andrew Blake (University of East London, Emeritus)

Dr Helena Gaunt (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)

Prof Lucy Green (Institute of Education, University of London)

Dr Don Lebler (Griffith University)

Dr Richard Osborne (Middlesex University)

Dr Carlos Xavier Rodriguez (University of Michigan)

Chris Sampson (University or Southern California)

Dr Sidsel Karlsen (Hedmark University College)


Abstracts submission deadline:         1st November 2011

Presenters notified:                            15th January 2012

Registration from:                                1st February 2012

Early-bird registration:                        1st May 2012

Registration:                                         1st June 2012


Abstracts must be between 250 and 350 words, and should be emailed to Please include in the abstract any special requirements for your paper, and whether you propose to present a spoken paper, poster, panel, symposium, or workshop. Spoken papers will be allotted 20 minutes each, plus 5 minutes for questions; symposia will be scheduled for 30-45 minutes; workshops will be given 45-60 minutes.


Please send abstracts as MS Word documents. In your email, please include your name and institutional affiliation. Do not include your name or institutional affiliation in the body of the abstract, as all abstracts will subject to blind peer-review.


A conference website will be accessible in due course.