Call for Papers

Proposals for individual papers (max 20 minutes) or round-table discussions (Lasting 1 hour: 3-5 participants) are particularly invited around the following themes:

  • Sacrosanctum Concilium and sacred music

  • Ecumenical aspects of the reception of Vatican II

  • Post-conciliar composers, composition, and hymnody

  • The role of sacred music in worship today

  • The choir in Roman Catholic liturgy today

  • The contribution of higher education to sacred music

  • Sacred music in practice: case studies of music in parishes/ cathedrals.

Proposals are also welcomed for practical sessions and poster presentations.

Electronic copies of abstracts (300 words/ 400 for round table discussions) should be submitted via the conference website to the conference organisers. Presenters will be chosen by the conference committee. The committee will be seeking abstracts that best address the central themes of the conference. Selected papers may be invited for inclusion in a projected volume to be based upon the conference proceedings. Abstract submissions are due by March 28th, 2015 and acceptances will be made by April 17th 2015.

Conference organisers: Prof. Tassilo Erhardt (erhardt at and Dr Christopher McElroy (mcelroc at