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*The submission process for paper proposals has now closed.


Building on the foundations of the First and Second International Conferences on Analytical Approaches to World Music, AAWM 2014 continues to explore the panoply of global musical traditions, both past and present, that lie outside the purview of Western Art Music from the broadest possible array of theoretical, cultural, historical and analytical perspectives. By bringing together theorists, ethnomusicologists, musicologists, and performers of diverse cultural and academic orientations, AAWM 2014 provides a unique interdisciplinary forum for cultivating new modes of musical description and understanding capable of navigating the vast multicultural soundscape of the twenty-first century. We welcome papers in English not exceeding 30 minutes duration (plus 15 minutes for discussion). Please send proposals of up to 500 words (excluding musical examples) via email to:

Jay Rahn (York University)

Chair, AAWM 2014 Program Committee


The submission deadline is December 1, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by February 1, 2014.

For those interested in submitting proposals to BFE 2014 please visit the society website for additional information: www.bfe.org.uk


Keynote Speakers

Martin Clayton (Durham University)

Nicholas Cook (University of Cambridge)

Laudan Nooshin (City University London)


Invited Speakers

Linda Barwick (University of Sydney)

Marc Chemillier (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)

David Clarke (Newcastle University)

Ian Cross (University of Cambridge)

Simon Mills (Durham University)

Marc Perlman (Brown University)

Dana Rappoport (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Lawrence Shuster (College of St Rose)

Gabriel Solis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Philip Yampolsky (Independent Scholar)


Local Arrangements Committee

Richard Widdess, Chair (SOAS)

Rachel Harris (SOAS)

Nick Gray (SOAS)

David Hughes (SOAS)

Trevor Wiggins (SOAS)

Angela Impey (SOAS)

Deirdre Morgan (SOAS)

Chloe Zadeh (University of Cambridge)


Organizing Committee

Lawrence Shuster (AAWM)

Kalin Kirilov (Towson University)

John Roeder (The University of British Columbia)

Michael Tenzer (The University of British Columbia)


*Sponsored in part by the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; The Institute for Musical Research, University of London; The University of British Columbia; The British Forum for Ethnomusicology; The Society for Music Analysis; the Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge; AAWM Journal; and the Society for Music Theory Interest Group on Analysis of World Music