Upcoming Meetings & Conferences

 

Conference announcements of interest to AIRS  (and submission deadlines, as available)

 2015 will see a plethora of relevant bi- or tri-annual international meetings (ICMPC, ISME, Music and Neuromusic V, International Association of Music and Medicine),  as well as annually held meetings (MIMM Neuromusic, Congress, CAMT, CPA, CSBBCS, OR and more). Members of AIRS are encouraged to take these opportunities to disseminate their work. 

Upcoming Conferences        Upcoming Choral Festivals

 

Upcoming Choral Festivals

 

Past Conferences

  • The Changing Face of Music and Art Education - Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children (CFMAE-MERYC) 2015, International Conference - Playful Sounds – Personhood, May 5-9, 2015, Tallinn University Institute of Fine Arts Department of Music, Tallinn, Estonia. Call for papers deadline has expired. The aim of the joint international conference CFMAE-MERYC2015 is to bring together educators and researchers as well as practitioners in order to promote and generate new ideas about education and its impact in music and the arts. The focus of MERYC is interdisciplinary discussion and dissemination of new, unpublished research relating to the field of music and early childhood (0-8 years) in education (school and extracurricular contexts) and everyday life, both in theoretical research and innovative approaches to practice. The hosting CFMAE conference supports the focus of MERYC within a larger context of music and art education as well as related interdisciplinary fields.

  • 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit - November 6-9, 2014, New York City, USA. The Summit is MULTIMODAL, featuring all of the creative arts therapies; INTERMODAL, emphasizing collaborative workshops by 2 or more specialists;     MULTIDISCIPLINARY, including professionals and content from other fields.

  • 9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology Technology is the theme of CIM14, which will be held on 04 - 06 December 2014 at Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung (National Institute for Music Research), in Berlin, Germany.  Technology is omnipresent in our lives and it plays an important role in contemporary social development, particularly in the so-called Westernised world. The role of technology in our daily life is even more so remarkable with the increasing ubiquity of technology, especially computing technology, in various activities of our contemporary society, music being a notable example. Yet, there is no single universally accepted definition of "technology". CIM14 will be aimed at all discourses on the interplay between technology and music, including collaborations between sciences and humanities, interactions between academic research and musical practice, and interdisciplinary combinations that are innovative, unusual, and creative. 

  • 23rd European Association for Music in Schools (EAS) Conference, March 25-28, 2015, Rostock, Germany, 

  • Journal of Youth Studies conference , Copenhagen, Denmark, March 30th – April 1st 2015. The conference theme is ‘Contemporary Youth, Contemporary Risks’, and the conference welcomes all with an interest in studying youth, regardless of discipline.

  • 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness, 14th-17th April 2015, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, UK. The conference is a forum for the exchange of perspectives from a broad range of disciplines, including neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology, philosophy, sociology, musicology, performance studies, ethnomusicology, music therapy, and cultural history.  With invited contributions from: Professor Judith Becker (University of Michigan);  Professor Susan Blackmore (Freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and Visiting Professor, University of Plymouth);  Professor Colin Blakemore (Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study University of London).

  • LENA International Conference 2015 -  From Research to Intervention, April 19th – April 21st, 2015, Ritz-Carlton Denver, Colorado.

  • The 11th International Symposium on Cognition and Musical Arts (SIMCAM), promoted by the Brazilian Association of Cognition and Musical Arts (ABCM) in partnership with the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), will be held in the historic city of Pirenópolis (near Goiânia), between 26 and 29 May.  Call for Papers: Deadline has passed. The symposium will schedule conferences, roundtables, oral communications and poster sessions for research results and ongoing research. There will also be meetings of different working groups and artistic presentations.  Chair: Prof. Dr.  Sônia Ray - Federal University of Goiás.    soniaraybrasil@gmail.com

  • The Changing Face of Music and Art Education - Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children (CFMAE-MERYC) 2015, International Conference at Tallinn University: Playful Sounds – Personhood, May 5-9, 2015, Tallinn University Institute of Fine Arts Department of Music, Tallinn, Estonia.  The aim of the joint international conference CFMAE-MERYC2015 is to bring together educators and researchers as well as practitioners in order to promote and generate new ideas about education and its impact in music and the arts. The focus of MERYC is interdisciplinary discussion and dissemination of new, unpublished research relating to the field of music and early childhood (0-8 years) in education (school and extracurricular contexts) and everyday life, both in theoretical research and innovative approaches to practice. The hosting CFMAE conference supports the focus of MERYC within a larger context of music and art education as well as related interdisciplinary fields.

  • International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE 2015), July 8-10, 2015, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, pre- and post-conference events are also possible on July 7th and 11th, respectively.  The scientific program comprises plenary keynote lectures, symposia, individual talks and posters.

  • 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.  This  workshop presents a venue specifically for those working on, and with, Digital Library systems and content in the domain of music and musicology.  

  • 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).  

  • Conference on Auditory Development (spanning cellular/molecular to behavioral levels), Aug. 14 and 15, University of Washington, Seattle.  Contact Dan Sanes, dhs1@nyu.edu, for more information

  • Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM),  17-22 August 2015, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK. 

  • International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS), 2-5 September 2015 will be hosted by Ryukoku University, Kyoto. This conference is intended to provide a platform for new research and discussion on processes of learning, training and review that enable effective performance. Specific research topics, fields of study, and methodological approaches have been left open intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary exchange. Submissions should be made electronically to cps@rcm.ac.uk

  • ISMIR 2015 - 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 26-30 October 2015, Malaga, Spain. MIR is a truly interdisciplinary area, involving researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students and professionals from the disciplines of musicology, cognitive science, library and information science, computer science, electrical engineering and many others. Therefore, like previous ISMIR editions, ISMIR 2015 will provide a venue for the exchange of ideas, issues, results and perspectives among the different profiles of people working with music and computing in a broad sense. ISMIR 2015 will cover the entire area of MIR, providing ample room for diversity and new developments.

  • 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”.

  • International Symposium in Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century: The Contribution of Science and Technology (LTM21/AEM21),November 5 – 7, 2015, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, and Department of Music, Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada.  The aim of this bilingual (English-French) conference is to bring together researchers from instrumental and music pedagogy as well as those from performance,  science performance and music practices to discuss the contribution of scientific research and technological advancements in music learning and teaching contexts in the twenty-first century.  Submission deadline has passed.

Past Choral Festivals

  • 33rd INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL OF KARDITSA-GREECE, July 9-18, 2015, Karditsa, Greece. The philosophy of the Festival aims not only at the artistic approach but also at a musical-pedagogical, social and even more at a political approach of the different countries of the participating choirs. The steady ambition of the Festival is to promote the choral music and let old monophonic and polyphonic music be discovered by conductors, singers and audience. For more information about Regulation and Registration for those who are interested can be addressed to the Secretariat of the Festival: Kolokotroni and Hydra 38, PC 43100 Karditsa, Tel : 24410 - 75440, 24410 – 42896, Fax: 24410 – 21970, Email:nke@otenet.gr 

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

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