January 2018 - News!

AIRS News  

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR to all, from AIRS Director Annabel Cohen, and AIRS staff. Best Wishes for 2018!

  • Henrietta Lempert is conducting a study which examines whether singing can facilitate acquisition of second language (L2) morphosyntax in L1-Chinese and L1-Korean learners. Learning the inflectional systems of a second language is challenging for adult learners and this difficulty is exaggerated in L1-Chinese and L1-Korean learners. 

    Henrietta Lempert and students (University of Toronto) report research on the Impact of singing in learning inflection in artificial grammar"  at the 13th Annual Neuromusic Conference of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, November 18th, 2017.  

  • The ORFEU Journal, from PPGMUS/UDESC (BRAZIL), announces a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on the Psychology of Music, to be released in July 2018. The aim of this Special Issue is to disseminate knowledge of research studies in the interface between psychology of music and music education. This Special Issue also encourages the dissemination of research in psychology of music which reports research methodologies with practical implications for music education. Articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese are welcome. Deadline for submissions: 18/02/2018. To register, click here. Author guidelines here.  For questions, write to revistaorfeu@gmail.com and write in the email subject area: “Psychology of Music”.

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

Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops   view all upcoming

  • Acoustical Society of America 176th meeting, AWC18, 5-9 November, 2018, Victoria BC. For more information click here.  To contact Dr. Roberto Racca,  AWC2018 conference coordinator, please send an email to this address.  Link

  • Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2018, University of Kent, 1-4 July, 2018.  Associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities, the conference aims once again to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance, theatre and dance studies, the visual and sonic arts, musicology and beyond.   Link 

  • The Progressive Methods Conference, Western University, June 6-9, 2018, is a new initiative designed to bring together researchers, practitioners and others interested in addressing (or exploring) progressive methods in popular music in education.  The Call for Papers and further information can also be found here.  

  • The Mayday Group will host its 30th Symposium: Understanding the Role of Cirriculum in Contemorary Learning Communities at Western University, London, Ontario between June 6-9, 2018.  Find out more here  Paper submission and further information can also be found here



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