Dr. Annabel Cohen has posted a preliminary program for the AIRS 2nd Annual Meeting in Seattle, on August 22nd, 2010. You can view the information by following the link or by browsing to the program sub-sections of the annual meeting information page.
In addition, you can find a more detailed policy and planning committee meeting agenda for the meeting on August 21st, as well as a technical program for the events on August 22nd, between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM (tentatively).
UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall will be the venue for the ‘Vocal Mosaic of AIRS’, a community event from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on August 12 featuring workshops, demonstrations, guest speakers, and an evening concert. Chaired by Dr. Annabel Cohen, a leading researcher in the field of auditory perception and music cognition with the UPEI Department of Psychology, the day-long event is designed to share with the community the exciting research that AIRS – Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing – is conducting and to discuss and celebrate the act of singing. The idea of a ‘vocal mosaic’ symbolizes the variety of topics interconnected with song.
Visit the main page for the upcoming event for more details.
The AIRS Web site is currently undergoing active development; many details remain to be updated.
Thank you for your patience and your continued support!
AIRS is a Major Collaborative Research Initiative that focuses on singing: both theory and applications. The proposal to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Major Collaborative Research Initiative program received approval in December 2008. The project officially began on April 1, 2009. The inaugural AIRS Annual Meeting took place at the University of Prince Edward Island, the the home base of the project, in June 2009. The second Annual meeting took took place in Seattle, Washington, in conjunction with the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) in August 2010. St. John's Newfoundland, was the home of the AIRS 3rd Annual Meeting (June 9 - 11, 2011) in conjunction with Festival 500/Phenomenon of Singing and the International Council of Traditional Music. Participants in the project are shown under the Research Team page. The support of the SSHRC MCRI program is gratefully appreciated.
This web-site was developed primarily for the benefit of the AIRS research team. Eventually the Web site will be directed also to the general public.
AIRS Researchers welcome connections at this early stage with others committed to the importance of singing in human development, education, health and well-being. AIRS welcomes contact with individuals or groups having similar interests: Please contact us via our contact page.