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RMA French Music and Culture Study Day

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The French Music and Culture Study Day has been organised with the intention to bring together postgraduate and early career researchers with a primary interest in French music and the surrounding culture.

The study day offers the opportunity to build a network of those carrying out research in similar fields and encourages a culture of collaboration in the emerging generation of scholars.

Event details

10 May 2024, 09:00 - 17:30
Concert Hall, School of Music, Cardiff University

The study day is open to those studying French music across all eras and we encourage participation from all pathways of music research, such as musicologists, performers, composers, music educators, organologists and ethnomusicologists, in addition to those approaching music from other disciplines.

The conference will include 20-minute papers by research students, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. There will also be the opportunity for delegates to disseminate a short biography detailing their research interests to encourage dialogue and future contact.


In collaboration with Cardiff French Music Research Group, the conference will also include a panel of established academics who will provide insight into their varied experiences in French music research, such as visiting archives and publication. This will be followed by the opportunity for attendees to ask questions about their careers or research.


As the intention of the event is to create a network, the study day will be primarily an in-person event. If, due to unavoidable circumstances, you are unable to attend in person, there will be the possibility to join online via Zoom. However, online attendance will also require registration.


Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided throughout the day to maximise opportunities for discussion and networking. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please indicate this upon registration or please inform the committee by 10th April 2024 email via


The committee is dedicated to ensuring that the Study Day is accessible to all, including those who are neurodiverse, those who have physical disabilities or any barriers to attendance. The School of Music is an accessible building, meaning that all rooms can be accessed via lift.

If you have any specific accessibility requirements or may need any adjustments to assist with your attendance of the day, please contact the committee by email via