• AIRS 6th Annual Meeting.  The AIRS 6th Annual Meeting (2015) will  take place in Nashville, Tennessee  (Music City, USA ) July 31 - August 1(noon).  A student/early career professional pizza dinner, round-table, including "on-the-town" experience will take place at 5:30 pm July 30 (contact Arla Good  The Policy and Planning Committee meeting will also take place the evening of July 30.  The AIRS Annual meeting takes place prior to the opening of the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), 1:00 pm August 1st, co-convened by Reyna Gordon and Elisabeth Dykens. Note: Registration in the AIRS meeting is open to all those seriously interested in research in all aspects of singing. For further information contact Ross Dwyer (,  902-566-6023).

The following will be presented during the 1.5 days of the AIRS 6th Annual Meeting:

Oral presentations

Test-retest reliability and repeated  attempts in singing accuracy measurement. Bryan E. Nichols and Sijia Wang (University of Akron, Ohio, USA) Theme 1

Natural singing practices surrounding babies in their daily lives. Alisa Chitwood & Beatriz Ilari (University of Southern California) Theme: 2.1 and 1

Childhood songs: Views and values in the Vietnamese American home. Tina Huynh and Beatriz Ilari (University of Southern California). Theme: 2.1 and 1  and 3.1

The impact of singing on language development in 4-year old children. Caitlin Bridson-Pateman, Petra Hauf, Annie Larouche, and Helene Deacon  (St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia Canada, and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Theme 2.3

Singing-Voice and the acquisition of phonetics in the learning of French as a foreign language. Sandra Cornaz (Lansad, Univ. Grenoble Alpes  (Grenoble, France); Diane Caussade (Univ Grenoble Alpes, GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France). Theme 2.3

Antecedents to the career of singer-songwriter: Preliminary on-line survey results.  Christopher Robison & Annabel Cohen (University of Prince Edward Island). Theme 3.3  (2.1)

Alzheimer’s hand gestures and speech disorders in spoken and sung modalities. Diane Caussade I(GIPSA-lab, CNRS & LIDILEM ); Fanny Gaubert (Centre de formation en orthophonie, ISTR, Univ claude Bernard, Lyon, France); Maud Seriux (Centre de formation en orthophonie, ISTR, Univ claude Bernard, Lyon, France; Nathalie Henrich-Bernardoni (CNRS, Grenoble, France); Nathalie Vallee (CNRS, Grenoble, France). Theme 3.3 and 1.2


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