Upcoming Meetings & Conferences

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

 2015 brings the 6th Annual Meeting of AIRS to be held in Nashville, July 31- August 1, prior to the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.   Other conferences of interest to AIRS members are also listed below.

Upcoming Conferences

  • AIRS 6th Annual Meeting.  The AIRS 6th Annual Meeting (2015) will  take place in Nashville, Tennessee  (Music City, USA ☺) prior to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) co-convened by Reyna Gordon and Elisabeth Dykens).  Dr. Ron Eavy, who is the chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Otolaryngology and director of the Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Hearing and Speech Sciences, has kindly agreed to serve as a liaison  between the SMPC local organizing committee and AIRS.  AIRS is looking forward to connecting with members of the renowned Voice Center and AIRS attendees  http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson.  The  dates July 31 and the morning of August 1, with some events for students and AIRS Policy and Planning Committee taking place on the evening of July 30. The SMPC conference itself will run from  August  1st, 1 pm to noon August 5th.  Those attending the AIRS meeting will have the opportunity to present their research at SMPC (by submitting abstracts through thehttp://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ Tentatively, please pencil in the dates July 30 and 31on your calendar. The SMPC conference itself will run from July 31st 1 pm to noon August 5th. Those attending the AIRS meeting will have the opportunity to present their research at SMPC (by submitting abstracts through the usual SMPC channels), and AIRS will also be working with Jessica Grahn, the SMPC conference program organizer, to determine the possibility of including an AIRS event within the SMPC program itself (e.g., a special poster session on singing, a symposium, or singing performance event). Your thoughts and suggestion will be welcome as we move forward. Both the music and health industries are prominent in Nashville, and the Vanderbilt University community will also add a valuable context to this SMPC meeting, already plenty wonderful by itself (recall the last Ryerson meeting of SMPC!)"> SMPC website, deadline February 2, 2015), and AIRS will also be working with Jessica Grahn, the SMPC conference program organizer, to determine the possibility of including an AIRS event in the SMPC program itself (e.g., a special poster session on singing, a symposium, or singing performance event).  Your thoughts and suggestion will be welcome as we move forward.  Both the music and health industries are prominent in Nashville, and  the Vanderbilt University community will also add a valuable context to this SMPC meeting. Abstracts for the AIRS Symposium will be requested by the end of February and a template will be provided for this as well as for interest in performing at the AIRS concert which will take place the evening of July 31.

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  • 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. Abstract submission deadline has expired. For further details please click here

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

  • Shared Processing in Language and Music - What Neurocognition and Disorders Reveal, March 27th & 28th 2015, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Extended Abstract submission deadline has expired.  Notification of acceptance: November 30. For more information contact splm-fgw@uva.nl

  • 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).

  • 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. Abstract deadline 29 December 2014. Notification of acceptances and opening of early-bird registration - February 23, 2015.  Deadline for submission of full-text papers to be published in the conference Proceedings is May 15, 2015. Singing is one of the topic areas for submissions.  LINK

  • 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 by 15 January 2015.

  • 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. Important dates: March 27, 2015 - Tutorial proposal deadline; April 27, 2015 - Paper submission deadline; May 27, 2015 - Music submission deadline.

  • 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: December 15th 2014

Past Conferences

  • 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.

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