August 2018 - News!

AIRS News  

  • Laurel Young and Adrienne Pringle have published Lived experiences of singing in a community hospice bereavement support music therapy group in the journal  Bereavement Care, Volume 37, 2018 - Issue 2, 55-66   Link

  • At the 15th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, 23-28 July 2018, held jointly in Montreal, Graz, La Plata, and Sydney, Simone Falk, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris-3, France, delivered a keynote at the Conference: KMM: Riddles of time: Rhythm and temporal structure in language and music.   Link (page 19)

    The following papers on singing research by AIRS collaborators or co-investigators were presented:

  • Dr Motje Wolf, Lecturer in Education, De Montfort University, Leicester UK, invites expressions of interest in preparing a new book ‘A practical guide to mentoring beginning music teachers', a workbook for mentors to use to develop themselves. A list of chapters can be found here

  • New research in Portugal by Felix Neto, highlighted in Pacific Standard Magazine, finds youngsters feel more positively toward members of an ethnic minority if they have learned songs from their culture, How Music Can Fight Prejudice, Felix Neto, Pacific Standard.  Read story here

  • A new paper aimed to assess whether a country’s performance in the Eurovision Song Contest is associated with life satisfaction and suicide mortality in European countries, "Euphoria" or "Only Teardrops"? Eurovision Song Contest performance, life satisfaction and suicide, Filippos T. Filippidis, Anthony A. Laverty, , BMC Public Health, 2018; 18 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5497-3     Link

  • A new published paper by Lauren Stewart presents two studies that describe the development and validation of the Music@Home questionnaire, which comprises two versions: Infant and Preschool. Music@Home: A novel instrument to assess the home musical environment in the early years. Nina Politimou , Lauren Stewart, Daniel Müllensiefen, Fabia Franco.    Link

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