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16th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music
9–13 July 2014

University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg

To organize the 16th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music is a prosperous and stimulating challenge that has been entrusted to University Mozarteum Salzburg for 2014. With long-standing tradition, this Conference has developed into a widely recognised musicological congress since its beginnings in the 1980s, focusing on all aspects of Baroque music and being a platform for scholars as well as aspiring young colleagues. Having taken place in Manchester, Warsaw, Leeds, Belfast, and finally in Southampton during the last ten years of its existence, the Conference is now shifting to the German-speaking area for the very first time.
The International Conference on Baroque Music is mainly frequented by scholars, but also by musicians, mostly from the English-speaking world and other European countries, furthermore by participants from Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand. The papers and lecture-recitals of the participants, held in parallel strands, are addressed to 17th- and 18th-century music history, performance practice and music theory. In the spirit of earlier conferences all topics related to baroque music will be considered. Moreover, given the location of the conference venue, topics concerning "Baroque music in central European countries" and "Musical transfer across the Alpes" shall be encouraged.
The Conference will be held over five days, providing space for about 150 lectures, held in parallel sections. The social program offers concerts of the Institute for Early Music at University Mozarteum, the Collegium Vocale Salzburg in the beautiful baroque Parish Church of Mülln, a Conference Dinner at Hohensalzburg Fortress, a Delegates' Concert and finally an excursion to Großglockner High Alpine Road.

Die Ausrichtung der 16th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music – einer anerkannten Fachtagung mit langjähriger Tradition, die seit den 1980er Jahren Wissen um Barockmusik bündelt und zu einer wichtigen Stätte der Begegnung von anerkannten Forscherinnen und Forschern sowie aufstrebenden jungen Kolleginnen und Kollegen reifte – ist für das Jahr 2014 an die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg gewonnen worden. Damit wechselt eine Konferenz, die in den vergangenen zehn Jahren in Manchester, Warschau, Leeds, Belfast und zuletzt in Southampton stattfand, zum ersten Mal in den deutschsprachigen Raum.
Die International Conference on Baroque Music wird von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern, aber auch praktisch tätigen Musikerinnen und Musikern frequentiert, insbesondere aus dem anglo-amerikanischen Sprachraum, aber auch aus zahlreichen weiteren europäischen Ländern, Asien, Lateinamerika, Australien und Neuseeland. Ihre Referate und Lecture-recitals, in parallelen Sektionen geführt, widmen sich generell der Musikgeschichte, Aufführungspraxis und Musiktheorie des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. Wie bei bisherigen Konferenzen sind auch in Salzburg Vorschläge für Referate, Lecture-recitals und Round-tables zu allen Bereichen der Barockmusik willkommen. Mit Bezug auf den Tagungsort sollen darüber hinaus die Themenfelder „Barockmusik im zentraleuropäischen Raum“ und „Musikalischer Transfer über die Alpen“ als besondere Schwerpunkte akzentuiert werden.
Die Konferenz wird an fünf Tagen stattfinden und in parallelen Sektionen für ca. 150 Referate Platz bieten. Das Rahmenprogramm beinhaltet Konzerte des Instituts für Alte Musik an der Universität Mozarteum, des
Collegium Vocale Salzburg in der wunderbaren barocken Pfarrkirche von Mülln, ein Conference Dinner auf der Festung Hohensalzburg, ein Delegates’ Concert und abschließend einen Ausflug über die Großglockner Hochalpenstraße.

Important Dates

Call for Papers 15 October 2013
Abstract Submission before/on 10 January 2014
Abstract Acceptance Notification 21 February 2014
Delegates' Concert Proposals before/on 15 April 2014
Revised Abstract Submission 15 May 2014
Registration (starts 21 February 2014)
     Early-bird before/on 30 April 2014
     Late and Day Rates before/on 31 May 2014

Conference Charges

  • Full registration includes full conference attendance, delegate pack and conference bag, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, entrance to the Concert of the Institute for Early Music at University Mozarteum and to the Delegates' Concert.
  • Day rate includes lunch and refreshments per day reserved only.
  • All other events have to be booked seperately when filling in the online registration forms.
Early-bird Registration  
Standard € 150,-
Student € 100,-
Late Registration  
Standard € 180,-
Student € 130,-
Day rate € 50,-
Concert Collegium Vocale at Mülln Parish Church € 10,-
Guided Tours (if interested, one to choose):  
Guided Tour "Traces of Music in Salzburg" € 5,-
Guided Tour "The Organs in Salzburg Metropolitan Church" € 7,50
Guided Tour "The autographs' Vault of Stiftung Mozarteum" free of charge
Conference Dinner at Hohensalzburg Fortress € 48,-
Excursion to Großglockner High Alpine Road
(in case of bad weather: to the Salzkammergut)
€ 25,-

To provide an opportune, low prized accommodation a co-operation with Salzburger Studentenwerk has been arranged. Rooms in two of their student halls, "Haus Mozart" and "Internationales Kolleg", will be offered. You have to stay for a minimum of three nights.

Single room per person / night: € 32,00
Double room per person / night: € 29,00

All rooms are provided with kitchen block, bathroom and toilet. The price includes sheets and towels. Internet access is available.

Bookings will be accepted from February onwards.



The 17th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music will be hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University (UK).

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