Call for Papers. Cathedral Music: New Generation Perspectives.


A Conference by Cathedral Music Trust

Thursday 19 – Friday 20 September, 2024

Sarum College, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

The inaugural, in-person Cathedral Music Trust conference will focus on themes of education and participation, diversity and inclusivity, the intersection of theology and music, the chorister experience, and liturgical music in the 21st Century. Perspectives on the current generation of participants, and perspectives of the new generation of cathedral music researchers will make this conference a vibrant, exciting event for everyone involved in this field.


Call for papers – deadline 28 March 2024

This conference is a prestigious event, organised for academics and independent researchers, but with an emphasis on providing a platform for current MA and PhD students, and early-career researchers. As such, this forms part of the Trust’s Future Leaders Programme for 2024, and helps emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance.

Conference themes and topics

The conference is seeking submissions related to the following conference topics:

  • Education and Participation
  • Diversity and Inclusivity
  • The Intersection of Theology and Music
  • The Chorister Experience
  • Liturgical Music in the 21st Century

Other related topics will be considered.

Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Conference Committee, with notifications of acceptance made by mid-April 2024.


Online submission

Please submit your papers via our online form. You will need to provide your paper title, an abstract (250 words), and any further details about the type of presentation you intend to give. Successful applicants will be invited to present for 15 minutes, followed by an opportunity for questions.

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