Royal Musical Association Annual Conference

The 54th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association will be hosted by the Department of Music at the University of Bristol, from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 September 2018.

The call for proposals has now closed.

We aim to notify proposal authors and submitters of compositions of our decision by Friday 26 January 2018.

Keynote speakers

The Edward Dent lecture will be given by Alejandro L. Madrid (Cornell University, Ithaca/NY), and the Peter Le Huray lecture by Robert Adlington (University of Huddersfield).

Organising committee

The organising committee comprises:

  • Guido Heldt,
  • Kate Guthrie,
  • John Pickard,
  • Lindsay Carter,
  • Peter Relph.


Booking will open on 21 March 2018.


Enquiries are welcome at any time regarding exhibition space, leafleting or advertising in the conference programme book, and facilities for closed meetings during the conference.

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