Music On Stage Conference

We are delighted to welcome Professor Tim Carter from the University of North Carolina as our distinguished keynote speaker for our sixth bi-ennial Music on Stage conference.

24 papers from international scholars were presented on various aspects of opera, the musical and performance practice.We were delighted to welcome Professor Tim Carter from the University of North Carolina as our distinguished keynote speaker.

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016

Keynote Speaker

Tim Carter (David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music) was born (1954) in Sydney, Australia, and studied in the United Kingdom at the University of Durham and then under Nigel Fortune at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on music in late Renaissance and early Baroque Italy; on Mozart’s Italian operas; and on American musical theater in the mid-twentieth century. He is particularly concerned with the development of appropriate historical, analytical and critical tools to deal with problematic works that sit on several cusps and forge new musical languages; the careful garnering and analysis of sources and documentary evidence; the elucidation of text–music relationships, with particular reference to the influence of poetic structures on musical form and process; and the embedding of contemporary performances (and performers) within surviving scores and the intertextual and performative issues that arise.

Prior to moving to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001, he taught in the United Kingdom at the Universities of Leicester and Lancaster, and at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London. He has held fellowships at the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence (1984-85), and the Newberry Library, Chicago (1986), and has occupied various positions within the Royal Musical Association, the American Musicological Society, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, of which he was President (2003-6). He was also joint-editor of Music & Letters (1992-98) and continues to service on numerous editorial and advisory boards. He was chair of the Music Departments at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (1995-2000) and at UNC (2004-2009). He is also in some demand on the national and international lecture circuit.


Please find below a list of presenters. Please click here to read the conference abstracts. 

  • Daniel Blanco Albert and Lise Olson, Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham School of Acting
  • Dr. Simon Bell, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Dr. Luis Campos, Rose Bruford College
  • Shorelle Cole, Playwright
  • Melissa Gerber-Venter, PhD candidate, University of the Free State, S.A.
  • Dr. Elisabeth Hohn-Hoegberg, University of Indianapolis
  • Prof. Adam Howard, Texas Technical University
  • Sonja Jüschke, MA, University of Koblenz
  • Dr. Karl Katschthaler, University of Debrecon (Hungary)
  • Dr. Edward Lewis, Falmouth University, Cornwall
  • Russell Millard, PhD candidate, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Dr. Hanae Ono, University of Tokyo
  • Sergio Pisfil, PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh
  • Alejandro Postigo, Angli Ruskin University
  • Hansjörg Schmidt, Rose Bruford College
  • Dr. Jane Schopf, Rose Bruford College
  • Dr. Maia Sigua, Tblisi Conservatoire, Georgia
  • Dr. Daniel Somerville, The University of Wolverhampton
  • Kate Stringer, MM, Boston University
  • Dr. Julia Szo┼étysek, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
  • Prof. Millie Taylor, University of Winchester
  • Dr. Victoria Vaughan, Rose Bruford College
  • Daniela & Bernd Willimek, Karlsruhe University
  • Jan Woloniecki, Independent Scholar


Click here to purchase Music on Stage Volume 2 from the 2014 conference. 

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