Interdisciplinary Conference of mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna


isaScience is mdw's international conference for interdisciplinary research on music and performing arts. We invite scholars, artists, and activists from various disciplinary and cultural backgrounds and academic levels to join our scholarly discourse(s) on isa's annual thematic focus. Since 2013 isaScience is part of isa, the international summer academy of mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. From 2013 to 2017 Ursula Hemetek and Cornelia Szabó-Knotik organised the conference program.

Organisers of isaScience 2019:
Dagmar Abfalter, Marko Kölbl, Rosa Reitsamer, Fritz Trümpi

>>> Final Programme 2019

>>> Book of Abstracts 2019

Conference date: 7-11 August 2019
Conference venue: Hotel Marienhof,
Hauptstraße 71-73, 2651  Reichenau an der Rax, Austria

Keynote speakers:

William Cheng
Department of Music, Dartmouth College (USA)

Sally-Anne Gross
Music Business Management, Westminster School of Arts (UK)

Rumya S. Putcha
Institute for Women's Studies and Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia (USA)

William Weber
Department of History, California State University Long Beach (USA)

isaScience 2019 Flyer

isaScience since 2013

isaScience18: Participatory Approaches to Music & Democracy, Report

isaScience17: Motion - Emotion - Movement, Report

isaScience16: Drama - Ritual - Cultic Acts

isaScience15: JUBILEE! Music and Cultural Memory

isaScience14:  Zeitenwenden

isaScience13: Skandal!?



mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Anton-von-Webern Platz 1
1030 Vienna, Austria

Coordination: Karoline Feyertag & Slavomira Martišková


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