Conferences 2012

Conferences 2012: (US) 2012 Joint Meeting and Festival of Historical Keyboard Societies, University of Cincinati CCM (21-25 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 09, 2011

Also, Call for Papers, Lecture-recitals, and Mini-recitals (Deadline: 2 Dec 2011)

The website for Antiqua/Nova: Celebrating the Harpsichord Across the Centuries, the 2012 Joint Meeting and Festival of the Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies, is now up and running at The 5-day event will be held at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, March 21-25, 2012, and promises to be a rich experience. The theme of this celebration, featuring The Eighth Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition and The Seventh Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, will be the harpsichord old and new.

Concerts, exhibitions, papers, lecture-recitals, and other events and presentations will span the full range of historical keyboard topics. Featured performers include renowned harpsichordists Mitzi Meyerson & Ketil Haugsand, violinists Dana Maiben & Martie Perry, soprano Janet Youngdahl, and there'll be a continuo masterclass taught by Edward Parmentier & Mitzi Meyerson, along with a multi-media brunch honoring of the uniquely creative harpsichord work of Don Angle.  Please plan to attend, to submit proposals for presentations, and to pass this on to all of your colleagues.

Below is the Call for Proposals and Exhibitors. All details on registration, exhibiting, lodging, transportation, schedule, advertising, and main events are available on the website ( as well as at our Facebook page ("Historical Keyboard Societies Joint Meeting and Festival").

Call for Papers, Lecture-recitals, and Mini-recitals - On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the March 21-25 meeting & festival, attendees will be scheduled for as many as 30 half-hour presentations on topics relating to historical keyboard instruments and repertoire.  Proposals for papers, mini-recitals, and lecture-recitals are invited. In addition to the event's primary theme, proposals on a wide range of historical keyboard topics and repertoire are welcome. All presentations are limited to 25 minutes, with 5 minutes of discussion and questions. Please submit proposals, BY ELECTRONIC MEANS ONLY, with a brief biography and contact information by Friday, December 2, 2011. For papers, submit an abstract (approximately 250 words).  For mini-recitals and lecture-recitals, include program details with a representative recording (electronic attachment or internet link only).  E-mail proposals (and questions) to:

Exhibitors - Throughout the event, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations by early keyboard instrument builders, music publishers and distributors, and recording vendors. An excellent selection of spaces is available, along with substantial support for moving, set-up, and vending. Full information and guidelines are available at the event website, or by e-mailing the Program Chair, Dr. Vivian Montgomery (CCM harpsichord professor) at