This project will be a chance to share some of the outputs of the WRoCAH Expressive Ensemble Performance network with academic peers, students, performers and educators with an interest in ensemble performance. To achieve this we plan to run a 2.5 day conference,’Together in Music’, which we will organise and host at the National Centre of Early Music, and to which submissions from others are also invited. The aim is that the conference will offer an interdisciplinary perspective on ensemble performance, including theory and practice. Spoken presentations, poster sessions, workshops and performance demonstrations will be invited, from a wide range of disciplines including music education, music performance, psychology, sociology, ethnomusicology, acoustics, aesthetics, computer science, audio engineering, and music technology. An invited speaker (performance-focussed) and a virtual keynote (music psychology) will also form part of the programme).
Whilst we hope there may be students at York, Leeds and Sheffield who will wish to attend, the primary aim is to engage with an external audience. The audience is primarily academic but it will also be promoted to performers and teachers through our own networks and other contacts. To encourage student attendance, we have included a subsidy for delegate fees, the dinner for all PGRs, and 20 travel bursaries of £25.00 for PGRs attending.
We also plan to produce proceedings, potentially in partnership with a journal publisher for a special issue, to provide a record not only of the conference but of a number of key outputs from the work of WRoCAH network members.
Other student organisers
WRoCAH White Rose Network: Expressive nonverbal communication in ensemble performance Sara D'Amario, York Ryan Kirkbride, Leeds