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Papers and Events of Interest at AMS/SMT in Vancouver

For those of you who are able to attend AMS/SMT in Vancouver, we hope that you will join us early for the HSNA Mini-Conference, Nov. 2-3 (program and required registration here).We have compiled a list of papers from the AMS/SMT program book that may be of general interest for those who engage with the eighteenth century. This list has been compiled from the program book as of October 15th.

HSNA Mini-Conference, 2-3 November 2016

Haydn Society of North America mini-conference, 2-3 November 2016,
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Port Alberni Room

Scholarship opportunities and Upcoming Concerts


Dr. Nancy November is currently offering two full-fees PhD scholarship on topics related to chamber music in Beethoven's Vienna. Information is available here.

Please contact Dr. November for more information: n.november at auckland dot ac dot nz


Haydn Society of North America Conference 2016

A conference of the Haydn Society of North America (HSNA) will take place Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday morning, November 3, at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Center Hotel, prior to the meeting of the American Musicological Society / Society for Music Theory.  We are seeking proposals concerning any work regarding Joseph Haydn and his circle.  We also anticipate a joint session with the American Beethoven Society and invite proposals for this session linking the two composers. Presentations accepted for the AMS/SMT conference itself may not be read at this conference.  Papers read at the conference may be solicited for publication in HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America (

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for individual papers or lecture/performances.  Papers and presentations should not exceed 30 minutes.  Additionally, ten minutes will be allotted for discussion. Proposals should indicate the type of presentation (paper or lecture/performance) and include the presenter’s institutional affiliation or place of residence, equipment and technical requirements, and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  Abstracts should articulate the most important aspects of the research, discuss the relationship of the work to previous scholarship, and describe the significance and potential future usefulness of the findings.

Please submit complete proposals as an attachment in Word or PDF to Michael Ruhling ( by July 15.  Presenters are expected to be members of HSNA at the time of the conference.  

New Esterházy Quartet announces its 10th Season (San Fran Bay Area, CA)

The New Esterházy Quartet announces its Tenth Season. Four programs will focus on Haydn, his friend Mozart, and his student Beethoven, each presented three times in the San Francisco Bay Area: Fridays in Berkeley, Saturdays in San Francisco, and Sundays in Palo Alto.

Haydn in the Summer

The Haydn Concert Calendar has been updated to reflect many concerts taking place throughout North America, particularly in August. Some highlights are included below. All events are hyperlinked in the description found in the concert calendar.

Happy Birthday, Joseph Haydn (and a happy 200th to the Handel & Haydn Society!)

Today we celebrate Haydn's 283rd birthday, a mere week after the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston kicked off its Bicentennial celebrations, complete with a mayorally-proclaimed "H & H Day" on March 24th. The Boston Public Library is hosting an exhibit about H & H through September 5th. You can read more about it via Teresa Neff's post over at Musicology Now.