“Global Bach”
Biennial Meeting of the American Bach Society
Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia)
September 26–29, 2024
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For questions about the upcoming conference, please contact Ellen Exner: vicepresident [at] americanbachsociety.org

For its biennial meeting in Atlanta, GA, September 26-29, 2024, the American Bach Society invites papers and presentations on the topic of “Global Bach.”

Bach’s music has long since transcended the local uses for which it was originally created to become a global phenomenon. It has inspired performances, adaptations, reinterpretations, and new compositions in many styles, genres, and mediums across the world. Although Bach’s music serves for some as fuel for the imagination and a standard of artistic perfection, for others it has been a lever of exclusion.

We welcome papers that explore Bach’s music in twenty-first century contexts as well as those that consider Bach within his own sphere, from the perspectives of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, performance, cultural studies, and other fields of study.

Please send your proposal as an abstract of up to 300 words that emphasizes the results of research as a Word document [last name_first name.docx] to vicepresident@americanbachsociety.org by 1 February 2024. Please include your name, institutional affiliation or city of residence, and email address, and indicate any audio, visual, or other needs for the presentation.

Applicants will be notified of the program committee’s decision by March 2024. The American Bach Society plans to offer subsidies for travel for scholars without institutional support.