Musicking: Culturally Informed Performance Practices

May 19 – 22, 2020: Postponed due to COVID-19

It is with great sadness that we must announce that, due to recent developments concerning COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Musicking Conference and Élevé Symposium. In recent weeks we have been closely monitoring the rapid spread of the virus, both here in Oregon and abroad. The variables regarding what the situation may be come May, and the serious consequences that infection poses to our presenters and community have led us to the conclusion that a full cancellation is in the best interest of all. Though we are disappointed, we’re looking forward to a bright future in 2021!


“Holy cow! What an amazing performance to be a part of after an incredible week of learning about performance practice. The Musicking Conference this year at the UO completely changed how I thought of the conductor’s role, as well as the performance of early Renaissance polyphony. Topped off by a rhetorically informed and extremely musical rendition of Mozart’s Requiem, how it would’ve been performed in the 19th century, with the choir in front of the orchestra. My mind is blown.”

– Evan Miles, 2018 Musicking Conference Participant



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