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.
Please note: Registration is FREE for all Yale Students, Staff, and Faculty. Email the conference coordinator to RSVP.
Conference registration rates for individuals are as follows:
Early Registration (by February 1)
For the entire conference (Thursday to Saturday) -
$100 (general) / $40 (student)
Friday & Saturday only - $75 (general) / $25 (student)
Late Registration (after February 1)
For the entire conference (Thursday to Saturday) - $125 (general) / $50 (student)
Friday & Saturday only - $100 (general) / $40 (student)
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.
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.