(Charlottetown, PEI) - The Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) Research Team is pleased to be partnering with the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) to present the ‘Melody-On-The-Spot: AIRS Challenge’ at the 2011 ECMA Conference in Charlottetown, PE on April 13th-17th, 2011.
This year, ECMA artists and interested attendees are invited to join the AIRS research initiative and participate in an exciting contest ‘Melody-On-The-Spot’: the AIRS Challenge at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards and Conference.

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.



AIRS staff are working towards providing the results of Project research, so that information and research findings can be shared amongst the researchers and interested individuals.  Please direct any questions or comments regarding the AIRS Web site to the AIRS Information Technology Coordinator. Contact information can be found on our Contact AIRS page.