About

The Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group was first established in May 2010, after a Royal Musical Association Study Day (in association with the British Society of Aesthetics) on the topic of Music and Philosophy, held at King’s College London on 20th February 2010. Following its founding, our first event was  a symposium on ‘What can science tell us about musical meaning?‘, held at King’s College London on 10th Nov 2010.

Our aim is the following: To provide a distinctive, long-term forum offering opportunities for those with an interest in music and philosophy to share and discuss their work, in the hope of furthering dialogue in this area.

We plan to work towards this goal through four courses of activity:

(i)  Multi-day conferences
(ii) A series of smaller events
(iii) A presence at other events
(iv) An on-line presence centered around a website and mailing list

The Group was formed in the wake of a Royal Musical Association Study Day (in association with the British Society of Aesthetics) on the topic of Music and Philosophy, held at King’s College London on the 20th February 2010.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Royal Musical Association and the British Society of Aesthetics.

People

The Study Group is currently run by a seven person Committee consisting of:

Advisory Board

International Coordinators

  • Golan Gur, International Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Israel
  • Hye-yoon Chung, International Coordinator for South Korea
  • Mårten Nehrfors, International Coordinator for Sweden