AIRS Midterm Report Submitted to SSHRC
The AIRS Midterm Report was prepared and submitted to SSHRC early in July. The Midterm Report summarizes the work done to date in the AIRS Project and provides a high level plan to project end, currently scheduled for March, 2016. The report will form the basis for a video-conference review by SSHRC at the 4th Annual AIRS Meeting in August, 2012. The midterm review is part of the SSHRC MCRI (Major Collaborative Research Initiative) process, and the SSHRC review committee will determine continuing funding based on the report and outcome of the review.
In addition to providing the required information for the SSHRC midterm review, this report is a valuable source of information for anyone interested in the work that has been done and the plans for continuation of the AIRS Project, and is available here for review.
AIRS 4th Annual Regional Meeting - June 26th, 2012, 9am - 5pm
The Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing project, or AIRS, holds its fourth annual regional workshop on June 26 in Room 246 of UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall from 9am to 5pm.
Tuesday’s workshops features presentations of individual AIRS research projects as well as keynote presentation by Dr.
AIRS in China
AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills at Acoustical Society of American and the Chinese Acoustical Society's meeting in Hong Kong
Dr. June Countryman on CBC PEI Radio 1's Island Morning
AIRS Student Funding
The Student Funding Review Committee has completed its review for Year 4 of the AIRS Project and is pleased to announce that over 30 project proposals have been approved with a potential student involvement of over 90 students. Congratulations to all AIRS team members and their students and best wishes for a productive project year.
AIRS at ECMA Awards
As part of the AIRS Partnership with the East Coast Music Association, AIRS visited the ECMA Awards in Moncton, NB this month and once again invited participation on the 'Melody on the Spot' contest. The contest challenges participants to create and perform an original song based on visual images presented to them. Entries have been forwarded to judges for evaluation. Watch for the winners in our May 2012 news!
On-line Well-Being Survey on Singing
Rito Bento, a graduate student working with AIRS Co-investigator Dr. Stephen Clift at the Sidney De Haan Institute at Canterbury Christ Church University, has created an online survey which aims to gather information regarding the impact of singing on general well being and quality of life.
AIRS invites everyone to complete this survey, as this is a great opportunity to provide valuable data for the researchers.