The Forum on Music & Christian Scholarship will hold its annual conference and meeting at the Institute of Sacred Music from February 14 to February 16, 2013. Founded in 2003, the FMCS is a group of musicologists, musicians, and theologians who explore the intersections of music and religion from historical, music theoretical, as well as contemporary perspectives.
The thirty-six papers to be offered at the conference will examine diverse subjects ranging from historical aspects of the relationship between art and religion in the Middle Ages and the Reformation, to the religious contexts of the music of Messiaen and Beethoven, to the sacred in popular music. The keynote speaker for the 2013 conference is the distinguished theologian and musician Prof. Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor at Duke Divinity School, Duke University.
Markus Rathey, associate professor of music history at the ISM and former FMCS president, chaired the program committee and serves as the main organizer.
Conference registration rates are as follows:
- Early Registration (by February 1) - $100 (general) / $40 (student)
- Early Registration Friday & Saturday only - $75 (general) / $25 (student)
- Registration (after February 1) - $125 (general) / $50 (student)
- Friday & Saturday Registration - $100 (general) / $40 (student)
View a PDF version here.
Travel to New Haven
New Haven is accessible via the following airtports: New Haven (HVN), Hartford, CT (BDL), or the New York area airports (EWR, LGA, JFK) and via Amtrak.
Ground Transportation to/from Airports
It is not recommended that you take a taxi to New Haven from Hartford, CT or the New York area airports as it would be very expensive. Taxi service from/to Tweed New Haven airport (HVN) should be $10-15 from downtown New Haven.
New Haven is accessible via Amtrak and from New York City via Metro-North Railroad
- One-way fare from NYC on Amtrak are from$27.00-$94.00
- One-way fare from NYC on Metro-North are from $14.75-$19.50
We've arranged for a group rate at the New Haven Hotel. The daily rate is $139 per night and is available until January 15, 2013. Please reference discount code "FMCS Conference" when making your reservation.
New Haven Hotel
229 George Street
New Haven, CT
(800) NH-HOTEL or (203) 498-3100
Other area hotels:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the conference coordinator,
Albert Agbayani @ 203-432-3220 or via email at albert.agbayani [at] yale.edu.