Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops     view all upcoming

  • 14th biennial International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (IMPC14) will be held in San Francisco July 5-9, 2016.  Period for abstract submission is now open.  LINK  

AIRS News  

  • Godfrey Baldacchino, University of Malta, sent this photo of a fine start to the Degree Plus Choir/Song Circle experience for the 2015-16 academic year. Students from Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, USA, Italy and Malta, along with the animate guitarist Frank O'Neill, enjoyed the first of hopefully many more hours of singing fun with the Multicultural Song Circle of the University of Malta.


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  • Virtuosity – An interdisciplinary symposium, 3–6 March 2016, The Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.    LINK  

AIRS News  

  • Rachel Heydon (University of Western Ontario) is giving a talk on her work that focuses on engaging older adults in arts activities (including singing) through use of iPads, October 1st at Museum London, at an event called ArtSAGE  (about creative aging). 

  • Esther Mang (Hong Kong Baptist University) has organized an International Symposium October 3rd in Kowloon “When music meets cognitive science” with Graham Welch, University College London, a keynote speaker on the topic “Singing and hearing: ‘ability’ and “disability’.  Dr. Mang will also present on “Coalescing music and cognitive science: issues of cross-disciplinary challenges”

  • The following papers from AIRS researchers will be presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association that will take place in Halifax October 7th – 9th.  Both Frank Russo and Annabel Cohen are chairing sessions.  Frank Russo is President of the Association. 

    • Frank Russo & Stephen Livingstone:  The Ryerson Audio-Visual Database of Emotional Speech and Song (Ryerson University, Toronto)

    • Leslie Phillmore, and Jordan Fisk, Dalhousie University, Simone Falk, Ludwig Maximillians University, Germany, Christine Tsang, Huron College of Western University.  Do finches speak Russian? Songbirds can discriminate infant-directed song and speech.

    • Wladyslaw Cichocki:  The timing of accented phrases in read and spontaneous speech: Data from Acadian French (University of New Brunswick)

    • Derek Hughes, Bing-Yi Pan, Annabel Cohen, (University of Prince Edward Island).  Performance on two tasks of the AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills in persons with cochlear implants. (Hughes is current a graduate student at Dalhousie University)



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