Dr. Andrea Emberly would like to call your attention to the Call for Papers for the "Power of Music"—the 34th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) and the 2nd International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME). The conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia between November 30 and December 3, 2011. May 2, 2011 is the proposal submission deadline.
The De Haan Centre has developed and evaluated an innovative community singing initiative involving people with a history of severe and enduring mental health problems and professional and family supporters. A network of seven singing groups was established between September 2009 and June 2010 in towns across East Kent, UK.
Important Update as of 2011-02-28
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We are pleased to announce that the AIRS 3rd Annual Meeting will take place in conjunction with Festival 500, The Phenomenon of Singing Symposium, and the International Council of Choral Conductors, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The dates of the AIRS meeting and technical program will be July 10–11, with the Policy and Planning meeting on July 9th. An AIRS Plenary will also be presented on July 13th at a joint meeting of all 3 organizations. Forms for abstract submission and student travel to be posted soon.
The AIRS Digital Library Team has been busy working on the design of a robust and accessible data architecture scheme for our Digital Library application. We have also discussed the possibility of integrating the research data to be collected by AIRS and stored in our Digital Library, with the audio analysis tools under development by Dr. George Tzanetakis and his research staff, at University of Victoria. This is an exciting prospect for the future of the AIRS Digital Library and a collaboration we really hope to foster in the near future, with the help of AIRS researchers who have been or are currently are engaged in data collection.