MSA 2024 Conference Call for Papers

47th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia


The 47th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia will be held online 28–30 November 2024. The Society has resolved to hold alternate conferences online, in order to facilitate accessibility and be mindful of our environmental impact.

The conference is designed to bring together a diverse range of disciplinary expertise in music practice and research (broadly conceived), and we warmly invite proposals for papers, panels, and themed sessions on any topic of music research for our 2024 conference.

  • When: Thursday 28–Saturday 30 November 2024 (AEDT)
  • Where: online
  • Host: MSA National Executive
  • Conference Convenor: Liz Kertesz
  • Conference Organiser: Elly Langford
  • Conference Steering Committee: Sarah Collins, Liz Kertesz, Sarah Kirby, Elly Langford,
    Erin Matthews, Kathryn Roberts Parker
  • Program Committee: Liz Kertesz (chair), Kate Barney, Anna Henwood, Alan Maddox,
    Cecilia Sun, Nick Tochka
  • Conference
  • EXTENDED Deadline for Proposals: Monday 6 May 2024
  • Proposal Outcome: Friday 1 July 2024

All presenters must be current financial members of the MSA at the time of registering for the conference (  

Updated information (including details of keynote speakers) will be provided on the conference webpage as it becomes available.



  • FORMAL CONFERENCE PAPERS: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions and discussion
  • PANELS (up to 4 participants): 90 minutes
  • THEMED SESSIONS (up to 4 participants): 120 minutes


Proposals for INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS should include the following:

  • paper title,
  • abstract of no more than 250 words,
  • name of the presenter,
  • preferred email address,
  • a short biography of less than 100 words,
  • four keywords,
  • institutional affiliation if applicable.


  • Please provide the information listed above for each presenter
    PLUS title and abstract/s for panel/session as a whole.
    Panel proposals should include a plan for how the 90 minutes will be used.

Please email your proposal (as an attached MSWord file), with the subject heading ‘MSA Conference Proposal,’ to by Monday 22 April 2024.

As we have no host institution for our conference this year, we would be grateful if you would consider making a donation to the MSA via