The IU Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Institute fifth-annual conference was originally slated to convene in May of 2020, but given complications linked with the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was postponed. It is scheduled to commence online on Friday January 29 at 10:00am, running through Sunday January 31.
This annual international conference “Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity” has attracted scholars and performers from more than a dozen countries since its inception in 2016. This year, a primary focus will involve a summit of directors of historical performance programs in higher education, with the following institutions participating: Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, McGill University, University of Southern California, University of Toronto, Boston University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Juilliard School, Case Western Reserve University, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Texas Tech University, and the Schola Cantorum, Basel.
As this year’s gathering will involve a virtual format covering time zones reaching from the west coast of the North American continent to Australia and the Far East, morning sessions will involve live Q&A discussions only, relevant to video presentations uploaded in advance. Video uploads will be viewed asynchronously by conference delegates before each of the connected morning Q&A sessions. Afternoon presentations will all involve live, synchronous plenary presentations and panel sessions.
The online program with abstracts can be viewed by following this link. Completed registration (click here) will allow access to video presentations. For information about student and other discounts, please contact the conference administrator, Adam Dillon: email@example.com.
This conference is made possible by a generous grant from the IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program, with in-kind support from the IU Historical Performance Institute and the Jacobs School of Music.