IU’s Historical Performance Institute Hosts Fourth Annual International Conference


April 19, 2019
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bloomington, IN.
For Immediate Release

Online registration is now open for the fourth-annual international conference, “Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity,” which runs from 17-19 May 2019 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Thirty-four presentations will come from an international field of delegates. Two concerts featuring Medieval and Renaissance music will also be on offer, the first of which will open the 2019 Bloomington Early Music Festival (BLEMF), a collaboration between Bloomington Early Music, IU’s Historical Performance Institute, and Early Music America.

Thomas Forrest Kelly

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Research Professor of Music at Harvard University, and an animateur in the field of early music, will deliver the keynote address: “Present Tense. Does the Past Have a Future?” Plenary addresses will also be offered by
Brianna Robertson-Kirkland (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Ross W. Duffin (Case Western Reserve),
Adam Gilbert (University of Southern California),
Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University St Louis), and Ayana Smith (Indiana University).

In addition to new research dealing with performance practice from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, there will be presentations and a panel discussion directed towards issues of diversity and inclusion in the field of historical performance, past and present.

“It’s wonderful to witness the substantial interest that this conference has attracted in recent years,” says Dana Marsh, convener/founder of the annual event and director of the Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Institute. “We have an especially strong showing this season, and a new, annual peer-reviewed journal has been born in the process of convening these yearly events. We’re in it for the long haul, so we’re already anticipating our fifth-anniversary meeting next year, which will coincide fortuitously with the 40th anniversary of the HPI, and the bicentennial of Indiana University.”

Please follow the links further below for online registration and the conference schedule.

For further information, please contact Adam Dillon, conference administrator: hpi@indiana.edu

Online registration | 2019 conference schedule (draft)
Conference schedules, 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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