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  • AIRS 6th Annual Meeting.  The AIRS 6th Annual Meeting (2015) will  take place in Nashville, Tennessee  (Music City, USA ☺) July 30-31, prior to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) co-convened by Reyna Gordon and Elisabeth Dykens).  Abstracts for the AIRS Symposium will be requested by May 15.  The forms below are provided for research abstracts, performing at the AIRS concert (July 31), and student travel competition  (links early April 23 were not active... will be checked out later today, sorry).

    For some additional information click here

  • AIRS Co-Investigators  Prof. Darryl Edwards and Prof. Susan O'Neill joined by  Prof. Yaroslav Senyshyn are introducing a one-week intensive  Music Reseach Workshop and Symposium  at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI, Artistic Director, Darryl Edwards), July  15-19, 2015 (with preparatory readings and follow-up research paper), in collaboration with AIRS. Stay tuned.  Opportunities for  university course credit may be arranged. 
     

Recent Publications

  • Mothers as Singing Mentors for Infants, Sandra E. Trehub and Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir, The Oxford Handbook of Singing (Forthcoming), Edited by Graham Welch, David M. Howard, and John Nix. Online Publication Date: Jan 2015 DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199660773.013.25

    Mothers sing expressively while caring for infants . Initially, such singing is for emotion regulation: for promoting tranquility, sleep, playful engagement, or stress reduction, depending on the context. Infants ’responsiveness to such singing encourages further maternal singing . Mothers act as singing mentors even though their mentoring is initially intuitive versus deliberate, emphasizing pleasure/comfort over precision. Their singing also has intuitive didactic aspects in its emphasis on pitch and temporal structure of songs. The face-to-face context provides infants with performances featuring distinctive visual/vocal gestures. As imitators, infants mimic maternal performances, prompting mothers to become deliberate mentors who coax increasingly complex contributions from infants . Initially, infants make single-syllable contributions to such duets, progressing to phrases and songs. Well before age two, many toddlers produce singing that preserves pitch contours, rhythms, and approximate range of familiar songs. Subsequent educator mentoring can build on these achievements if relationship building and maintenance have priority over skill building.  LINK  
     

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  • Frontiers of Research on Speech and Music (FRSM), 23-24 November, 2015, Centre for Education Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. The special theme chosen for the symposium is “Speech and Music Technology in Education”  LINK

  • Podium 2016, May 19-22, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Presented by the Alberta Choral Federation in cooperation with Choral Canada, includes 4 days of choral performances and professional development sessions. Also, Podium Marketplace hosts choral vendors from across North America who will display and explain their products and services.  The Marketplace provides the opportunity for delegates to meet industry partners and to purchase materials for their classrooms, studios, and personal libraries.    LINK

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  • 2nd International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2015), 25th July 2015 (full day), Knoxville, TN, USA. Co-hosted with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2015.  LINK

AIRS News  

  • AIRS 6th Annual Meeting.  The AIRS 6th Annual Meeting (2015) will  take place in Nashville, Tennessee  (Music City, USA ☺) July 30-31, prior to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) co-convened by Reyna Gordon and Elisabeth Dykens).  Abstracts for the AIRS Symposium will be requested by May 15.  The forms below are provided for research abstracts, performing at the AIRS concert (July 31), and student travel competition  (links early April 23 were not active... will be checked out later today, sorry).

    For some additional information click here

  • WORLD VOICE DAY,  organized by Johan Sundberg (KTH Sweden),  took place with over 500 activities world wide, including  that of Frank Russo's  (Ryerson, Toronto) Smartlab (50 +) Singers who made their debut that day. (Russo's study is exploring the benefits of singing practice on speech-in-noise tasks). 

  • AIRS Co-Investigators  Prof. Darryl Edwards and Prof. Susan O'Neill joined by  Prof. Yaroslav Senyshyn are introducing a one-week intensive  Music Reseach Workshop and Symposium  at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI, Artistic Director, Darryl Edwards), July  15-19, 2015 (with preparatory readings and follow-up research paper), in collaboration with AIRS. Stay tuned.  Opportunities for  university course credit may be arranged. 

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