Biennial Meetings & Symposia
Since 2001 the Mozart Society of America has organized biennial conferences that attract an international group of scholars and performers as participants and attendees. These conferences explore various themes in Mozart studies through papers, panel discussions, library- or museum-sponsored exhibitions, and performances.
Our Next Meetings
- Seventh Biennial Meeting of the MSA: Mozart and Modernity. University of Western Ontario. 20-22 October 2017
The Mozart Society of America’s seventh biennial conference, “Mozart and Modernity,” will take place from Friday to Sunday, 20–22 October 2017 at the University of Western Ontario. The conference aims to address questions about the place of Mozart’s music in the modern world, whether as expressed in performance or in scholarship. Above all, it considers how an appreciation of Mozart’s music, which relies so heavily on the authority of beauty and the availability of convention, can be sustained in a modern critical climate where beauty and convention have lost some of their cultural command.
In addition to the slate of free papers, the conference will offer several special events. On the eve of the conference itself (Thursday 19 October), Robert B. Pippin, of the University of Chicago, will speak on Hitchcock and modernism. Later, a round-table will be convened on Wye Allanbrook’s Secular Commedia. Finally, we are fortunate to have two performances. One, by UWO’s resident piano quartet, Ensemble Made in Canada, will offer a program pairing the Gminor Piano Quartet with Jean Lesage’s 2006 piano trio, “Le projet Mozart.” The other is a theater production or reading, mounted by UWO’s Theatre Studies program, involving a play related to Mozart.
For individual papers and the Allanbrook round-table, please submit electronic abstracts of up to 300 words; for full or half-sessions, please follow AMS guidelines (a 300-word abstract for each individual paper as well as for the entire session). No individual may present more than once. All proposals should be sent to the program chair, Edmund Goehring (email@example.com), by 5 P.M, Monday 24 April 2017. Participants must be members of the Society at the time the conference is held.
- Mozart and His Contemporaries. Tufts University, Medford, MA.
11-13 September 2015.
- Mozart in Our Past and in Our Present.
Minneapolis and St. Paul,
20–23 October 2011.
- Mozart in Prague. A Joint Conference of
the Mozart Society of America and the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music. Prague, 9-13 June 2009.
- Mozart and ‘Die Zauberflöte.’ Santa Fe Opera, 29 June-1 July 2006.
- Mozart’s Choral Music: Composition, Contexts, Performance. Indiana University, Bloomington, 10-12 February 2006.
- Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time. Cornell University, 28-30 March 2003.
- Mozart in Las Vegas. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 9-10 February 2001.
Sessions at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
- 2016 - Mozart and the Promise of the Enlightened Stage, March 31, Pittsburgh, PA.
- 2015 - Eighteenth-Century Views of Mozart and his Music. Los Angeles, CA.
- 2014 - Mozart and his Situation. Williamsburg, VA
- 2013 - Mozart and the Concept of Genius. Cleveland, OH
- 2012 - Mozart's Chamber Music and its Contexts and Mozart and the Allegorical Stage. San Antonio, TX.
- 2010 - Teaching Mozart. Albuquerque, NM.
- 2009 - Biography and Portraiture in Mozartean Myth-Making. Richmond, VA.
- 2008 - Aspects of Mozart. Portland, OR.
- 2007 - Mozart After 250. Atlanta, GA.
- 2006 - Making Opera: Mozart in the Theatre. Montréal, CA.
- 2005 - Restoring Mozart. Las Vegas, NV.
- 2004 - Mozartean Couplings. Boston, MA.
- 2003 - Mozart and the Habsburgs. Los Angeles, CA.
Mozart in North America: The Eighteenth Century. Los Angeles, CA.
- 2002 - Mozartean Contexts. Colorado Springs, CO.
- 2001 - Music in Mozart’s Vienna. New Orleans, LA.
- 2000 - Mozart and Women. Philadelphia, PA.
- 1999 - Mozart and Eighteenth-Century Musical Dialect. Milwaukee, WI.
- 1998 - Mozart and Representation. University of Notre Dame, IN.
Panel Sessions at Mostly Mozart Festival
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