News 2021

AIRS News  

  •  The Routledge Companion to Interdiscipiinary Studies in Singing (Series Editor, Annabel J. Cohen) was published  in June,  2020.

    • Vol 1 Development (Edited by Frank Russo, Beatriz Ilari, Annabel  J. Cohen)

    • Vol 2 Education (Edited by Helga Gudmundsdottir, Carol Beynon, Karen Ludke, Annabel J. Cohen) 

    • Vol 3 Wellbeing   (Edited by Rachel Heydon, Daisy Fancourt, Annabel J. Cohen)

  • With over 100 chapters, the series heralds the importance of singing across the lifespan and offers foundations for practice, advocacy, and interdisciplinary research
    • Note: The Companion Website will soon be released at this site as part of the public section of the AIRS Digital Library.  The infrastructure has been completed,  and items for several chapters have been uploaded to test for functionality.  If you require immediate access to any items referenced in the Companion Website,  please contact Annabel Cohen at 


 Other News

  • An exciting project at  the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music:  Discovering Genes for Singing Ability in Australilan Families - 2020-2023 As of March 2021, the project is offering  a very generous 3.5 year PhD scholarship aimed at helping with our research grant dealing with genes and singing abilities. The successful applicant would need to possess an Honours or Master’s degree in Behavioural Genetics or Bioinformatics and Statistics orMolecular Genetics or Molecular Biology. Contact Gary PcPherson, Ormond Chair of Music
  • CFP: 8th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology (In Association with IAML 2021), July 28-30, 2021. Abstract deadline March 29, 2021; Paper submission April 5, 2021.
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