January 2017 - News!

AIRS News  

  • 2017 starts out well with the signing of contracts for a book series with titles representing the original AIRS Research Themes, and the opportunity to disseminate and consolidate the outcomes to date of the AIRS Major Collaborative Research Initiative:

    • Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Research in Singing: Volume I  Development (Co-editors: Frank Russo, Beatriz Ilari, Annabel Cohen)

    • Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Research in Singing:  Volume II  Education (Co-editors - Helga Gudmundsdottir, Carol Beynon, Karen Ludke, Annabel Cohen)

    • Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Research in Singing: Volume III  Well-being (Co-editors - Rachel Heydon, Daisy Fancourt, Annabel Cohen)
  • From AIRS research sub-theme on Singing and Intergenerational Understanding,  the book by Rachel Heydon and Susan O'Neill  entitled Why Multimodal Literacy Matters: (Re)conceptualizing Literacy and Wellbeing through Singing-Infused Multimodal, Intergenerational Curricula  (2016 - 168 pages) is now available.  Congratulations Rachel and Susan!  Link 

  • An overview of the AIRS Project was presented on January 12 by Annabel Cohen (AIRS Director)  to an interdisciplinary audience of students and faculty at the University of South Florida, Department of Music Education, hosted by Jennifer Bugos of the Department of Music Education, who has been using the on-line version of the AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills (ATBSS) with senior adults and is incorporating  ATBSS components  in an ongoing study  with pre-school children of the relative benefits of various interventions on a variety of  cognitive abilities in a variety of domains.

  • Johan Sundberg invites all voice enthusiasts to organize events for  World Voice Day 2017 - anything public centered on the voice (lectures, public rehearsals, seminars, symposia, concerts) and these can take place around April 16, not necessarily on April 16; however,  the Global Vocal Concert will be at 19.30 local time in each time zone, moving by time zone around the world.  If you go ahead with this please mention the AIRS connection in your promotional material.  So far there have been 4 AIRS events over the last 2 years, but there can easily be many  more, especially with advance planning.

  • Please send items for next newsletter to airs@upei.ca

Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops    view all upcoming

  • The Neurosciences and Music  - VI,  an International conference to be held in Boston, 15-18 June 2017.  Central theme is "Music, Sound and Health".  The programme will include Keynote Lectures, Symposia, and Poster Sessions. Poster submission deadline: February 15.   LINK

  • The European Association of Cochlear Implant Users - EURO-CIU Symposium 2017, Helsinki, Finland, 20-21 April.   LINK

  • Meeting of Society for Music Perception and Cognition,  University of California, San Diego, CA, USA,  July 30-Aug. 3, 2017. Abstract submission deadline: February 15.  LINK

Student Opportunities

  • The Cognitive Science Departement  of École Normale Supérieure in Paris (Département d'études cognitives, DEC) aims to recruit advanced undergraduate international students in Cognitive Science and in Linguistics.  LINK

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