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  • July has been such a busy month for AIRS researchers with numerous conference presentations at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition in San Francisco at the beginning of the month (AIRS Symposia on Singing and Development, and on Singing and Well-being), and the  Biennial Conference of the International Society of Music Education in Glasgow at the end of the month.   Between these two meetings  (AIRS Symposium on Singing and Cross-cultural understanding,  presentation on Singing and Social Capital, and workshop on the AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills). In addition meetings of AIRS attendees gathered together over a meal to reconnect, consolidate and discuss future plans.   A workshop took place on Singing, Song and Community at the University of Prince Edward Island (AIRS hub) with a keynote address by Rachel Heydon from the University of Western Ontario.

  • Temporal variability in sung productions of adolescents who stutter, Simone Falk, Elena Maslow, Georg Thum, Philip Hoole. Full-text Article here, Jun 2016, Journal of Communication Disorders

  • Infants prefer infant-directed song over speech (in press), Christine Tsang, Simone Falk, Alexandria Hessel, Aug 2016, Child Development. Request full-text here. 

  • UPDATE ON AIRS DIGITAL LIBRARY:  AIRS Members are now browsing, searching, and uploading AIRS research from the past 7 years. Check out this link to the Digital Library Index page on the AIRS Home Page. Students who wish to upload research material to the AIRS Digital Library need to contact AIRS Administration to obtain rights to do so.  Current AIRS members already have such rights.  Please see the DL Index Page for links to helpful video tutorials about ingesting to and searching material in the Digital Library.
     

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  • AIRS presentations at the Society for Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS). University of Ottawa June 24-27.

    • Songbirds as objective listeners: Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) can discriminate infantdirected song and speech in two languages. Leslie S. Phillmore, Dalhousie University, Jordan Fisk, Dalhousie University, Simone Falk, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit at M unchen, Christine D. Tsang, Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario.    Abstract

    • Key-note variability in singing of university élite athletes. Annabel Joan Cohen, University, Eric A. Da Silva, Kyle Dutton, University of Prince Edward Island, Bing-Yi Pan, Concordia University.  Abstract

  • UPDATE ON AIRS DIGITAL LIBRARY:  AIRS Members are now browsing, searching, and uploading AIRS research from the past 7 years. Check out this link to the Digital Library Index page on the AIRS Home Page. Students who wish to upload research material to the AIRS Digital Library need to contact AIRS Administration to obtain rights to do so.  Current AIRS members already have such rights.  Please see the DL Index Page for links to helpful video tutorials about ingesting to and searching material in the Digital Library.

  • Rachel Heydon and Susan O’Neill have signed a book contract with Sense Publishers (fastest growing publisher of books in Educational Research) for their  completed manuscript (now in production) entitled: Why multimodal literacy matters: (Re)Conceptualizing literacy and wellbeing through a singing-infused multimodal, intergenerational curriculum: Intergenerational curriculum.  An extraordinary achievement associated with AIRS Sub-theme 3.2 Singing and Intergenerational Understanding.
     

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  • Two AIRS Symposia have been accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC14) which will take place in July 2016, in San Francisco.  Symposium 1 is on Singing and Development.  Symposium 2 is on The Benefits of Choral  Singing.

  • An AIRS Symposium and an AIRS Workshop have been accepted for presentation at the Biennial Conference of the International Society of Music Education (ISME) which will take place  later in the month of July 2016, in Glasgow.  The Symposia is on Cross-Cultural Understanding through Singing in Schools and the Workshop is on the AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills.   Stay tuned for more information about these events and more!

  • UPDATE ON AIRS DIGITAL LIBRARY:  AIRS Members are now browsing, searching, and uploading AIRS research from the past 7 years. Check out this link to the Digital Library Index page on the AIRS Home Page. Students who wish to upload research material to the AIRS Digital Library need to contact AIRS Administration to obtain rights to do so.  Current AIRS members already have such rights.  Please see the DL Index Page for links to helpful video tutorials about ingesting to and searching material in the Digital Library.

  • Rachel Heydon and Susan O’Neill have signed a book contract with Sense Publishers (fastest growing publisher of books in Educational Research) for their  completed manuscript (now in production) entitled: Why multimodal literacy matters: (Re)Conceptualizing literacy and wellbeing through a singing-infused multimodal, intergenerational curriculum: Intergenerational curriculum.  An extraordinary achievement associated with AIRS Sub-theme 3.2 Singing and Intergenerational Understanding.

  • Laura Cirelli has been awarded a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Sandra Trehub (AIRS 1.2 Sub-theme leader , Multimodal aspects of Singing Development) at the University of  Toronto. They will be investigating mother-infant vocal interactions.  Laura has been conducting her doctoral research on rhythmic synchronization and musical entrainment from a developmental perspective under the supervision of AIRS member  Laurel Trainor, Director of the McMaster Institute of Music and Mind.  Congratulations  Laura, Sandra, and Laurel!

  • Catherine Stevens,  of the AIRS Advisory Board and MARCS Institute of the University of Western Sydney has  accepted the position of next Editor-in-Chief of the journal Music Perception,  following  the dedicated service in this role by Lola Cuddy for over a decade.   Kate will begin to receive manuscripts in 2017.   Congratulations Kate!
     

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