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  • Choral Canada’s biennial conference and choral festival, hosted by The Singing Network, is holding Podium on the EDGE: Singing from Sea to Sea to Sea, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, June 29-July 3, 2018. The Podium 2018 National Steering Committee invites the submission of proposals for the presentation of Interest Sessions and Lecture-Recitals, due date: 30 June 2017; notification of results: 28 July 2017.     Link 

  • The International Symposium on Singing and Song is happening as a back-to--back event with Podium 2018 on June 27-29, 2018. The Call for Presentations for this Symposium are due October 15, 2017.   Link

  • The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) 2017 Summer Institute for Educators, University of California at Berkely, Clark Kerr Campus, June 25-30 OR July 16-21, 2017.    Link

  • 4th International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2017), Saturday 28th October 2017, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China. Proceedings to be published in ACM ICPS.    Link  

  • 2nd Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity, Open University in Milton Keynes (UK), 11-13 Sept 2017.    Link

Student Opportunities

  • Institute of Musical Research, University of London, Summer School on Music, Language and Cognition will be held on Lake Como, Italy from 26 to 30 June, 2017. Applications are invited from prospective students. Further details are available here.

  • The Cognitive Science Departement  of École Normale Supérieure in Paris (Département d'études cognitives, DEC) aims to recruit advanced undergraduate international students in Cognitive Science and in Linguistics.   LINK

AIRS News  

  • Singing Promotes Cooperation in a Diverse Group of Children. Arla Good and Frank A. Russo (Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada). LINK

  • Lay Listeners Can Evaluate the Pitch Accuracy of Operatic Voices, Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 34 No. 4, April 2017. Pauline Larrouy-Maestri (Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics), Dominique Morsomme (University of Liege), David Magis (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS), and David Poeppel (Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics).   LINK

  • Singing Ability, Musical Self-Concept, and Future Music Participation, Journal of Research in Music Education,  January 2017. Steven M. Demorest (Northwestern University), Jamey Kelley (Florida International University), and Peter Q. Pfordresher (University at Buffalo, State University of New York).  LINK

  • Johan Sundberg invites all voice enthusiasts to organize events for World Voice Day 2017 - anything public centered on the voice (lectures, public rehearsals, seminars, symposia, concerts) and these can take place around April 16, but not necessarily only on April 16;  however, the Global Vocal Concert will be April 16 at 19.30 local time in each time zone, moving by time zone around the world. If you go ahead with this please mention the AIRS connection in your promotional material.  So far there have been 4 AIRS events over the last 2 years.

  • The following submissions involving AIRS researchers conducting research on singing have been accepted for presentation at the next meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, June 8-10. They will be presented at a GIMME-5 session entitled Do re me fa sol: Developmental research perspectives on singing and psychology. (Students at all levels, undergraduate, graduate*, and postdoctoral fellows** are indicated in blue text). 

    • Does infant directed singing cue infant prosociality? Laura K. Cirelli** & Sandra Trehub (Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga, Toronto, ON)

    • Infants’ processing of melody and lyrics when presented simultaneously in song. Alexandra M. Ryken & Christine D. Tsang (Department of Psychology, Huron University College at Western)

    • Effect of Song and Focus on Learning Unfamiliar Words by Musicians and Non-Musicians. Jiaqi Guo, Henrietta Lempert, Vanessa Lee, Amy Yu, Janice Hui, (Department of Psychology, University of Toronto)

    • Applying the Singing Experience Scale of Gick and Busch (2015). Hailey Arsenault, Ed Hanson & Annabel J. Cohen  (Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island)

    • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have enhanced memory for vocal musicMichael W. Weiss**1, Megha Sharda**1, Sandra E. Trehub2, Krista L. Hyde1,3 (International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research (BRAMS), Department of Psychology, University of Montreal; University of Toronto; Faculty of Medicine, McGill University)

    • Vocal performance of student élite athletes: effects of music training on pitch stability of repeated key-notes in a familiar song.  Eric Da Silva1, Kyle Dutton1, Bing-Yi Pan*/**2, & Annabel J. Cohen1  (1 Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island;  2 Department of Music Therapy, Concordia University)

    • Antecedents to the Calling of Singer-songwriters in Canada: An Online Survey of the influences of geographic location, family members, and self-efficacy. Christopher Robison and Annabel J. Cohen (Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island)

  • Enjoying a successful semester, the multicultural choir & song circle has a new Facebook Public Group page, and a new video clip highlights their success.  LINK  ...And at the University of Malta, another AIRS multicultural song circle has been meeting - for the 4th year. They are singing in celebration of St. Patrick's Day (courtesy of Godfrey Baldachino, who took the photo on the right below). 




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