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International Conducting Studies Conference 2019

Presented by The University of Sydney and the Oxford Conducting Institute
Join the world’s leading music scholars and practitioners to discuss the latest research in the field of conducting.

Event details

Date: 2-4 August 2019
Venue: Recital Hall West and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Registrations: Registrations are essential, register now.

Keynote speakers

David Robertson
Chief Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Neal Peres da Costa
Head of Historical Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Karen Grylls
Head of Conducting at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

More speakers to be announced in the coming months.

Key information

The practice of instrumental and vocal conducting encompasses vastly more than the physical manifestation of it suggests. Over the course of history it has been shaped and defined by individuals and organisations, and yet precisely pinning down what a conductor can, should and does do, continues to be elusive. Scholars and practitioners continue to explore the numerous facets of conducting through historical, philosophical, social and psychological lenses, and the 2019 conference brings together these diverse perspectives to generate interdisciplinary dialogue and raise awareness around issues in the field of conducting today.

Applications for presentations have now closed.

Following are examples of websites which may be useful to select your accommodation according to location and budget:

Sir Stamford at Circular Quayspecial rates are available until 30 June.

Waldorf Woolloomooloo Waters Apartments  

St Pauls College, University of Sydney campus  

Sydney YHA

  • John Traill, University of Oxford
  • Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, University of Oxford
  • Neil McEwan, University of Sydney
  • Aleta King, Avondale Conservatorium
  • Tzelaw Chan, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore
  • Stephen Mould, University of Sydney

Presented by The University of Sydney and the Oxford Conducting Institute.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music