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SEMPRE Graduate Conference – Monday 25 March 2019

This one- day SEMPRE conference is for graduate studentsto present and discuss their own original research in music psychology, music education, and in the wider field of music and science. Graduate students from any institution are welcome to apply to participate  The conference will take place at the Faculty of Music of the University of Cambridge (UK) on March 25, 2019

Professor Martin Rohrmeier, director of the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab at the École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, will be joining us as the keynote speaker.  Registration cost for attendees and presenters is £25 and includes lunch, coffee, and refreshments. The deadline for registration for attendees and presenters is 18 March 2019, subject to places being available.

Graduate students interested in presenting in one of the three formats (5 min flash talk, 25 min long talk, or poster presentation) should submit a 300 word abstract, stating preferred presentation format. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format to Gabriele Cecchetti at by 11 January 2019. Please use “SEMPRE Graduate Conference 2019, Abstract” as your subject line, and state your student status and your institution. If your abstract is accepted for inclusion, you may be eligible for a SEMPRE Conference Award to help cover travel and registration costs.

More details available on the website at:


RPPW2019 Call for Papers 

We are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the for the 17th Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop (RPPW), which will be held at the Park Place Hotel ( in Traverse City, Michigan, USA from the 17th to the 20th of June 2019.  RPPW is an international biennial event that brings researchers from a range of disciplines together to engage in discussions about the scientific study of rhythm. Rhythm is at the core of a wide range of human tasks, from speaking and dancing, to walking and synchronizing with others. The workshop will host oral presentations, posters, and tutorials with satellite activities.    The conference website and submission portal is at:

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

Rhythm and synchronization, Synchrony and order perception, Multisensory temporal processing, Acquisition of time knowledge and temporal concepts, Timing and memory, attention, emotion and metacognition, Beat tracking and onset detection, Music structure analysis, Expressive timing and performance modelling, Ensemble or group performance, Entrainment, Rhythm in neuro-rehabilitation

Important dates:

17 June 2019: Pre-conference reception

18-20th June 2019: Conference

 Conference hotel: Park Place Hotel and Conference Center ( Block Name: Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop)

 Please don’t hesitate to contact us ( with any questions 



Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre Conference, 3-5 July 2019


‘Finding a Voice’ Conference, Tuesday 9 July 2019

We are delighted to announce a one-day conference at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, in connection with the AHRC-funded ‘Finding a Voice’ project, on the topic of adult non-singers learning to sing.?The project aims to provide an understanding of the journeys adult non-singers take in learning to sing and the ways in which they can be supported, by combining psychological, educational and artistic research.

A large proportion of the adult population consider themselves non-singers, and self-exclude from singing in all but the most private and informal circumstances. Thus they are potentially unable to access the many personal and social benefits that evidence shows singing can bring. Non-singers may hold negative views of their own singing, believe themselves ‘tone deaf’ or unable to sing, or simply have lacked opportunity. At the same time, vocal and musical skill levels can vary widely in this group, exposing how complicated it is to co-ordinate perception and action in singing. How do adults learn to sing, and how can they best be supported? What do adults’ singing journeys look like (e.g. in developmental, pedagogical, identity and other terms) and how are they experienced? What are the implications for vocal work with non-singing adults in a range of settings (community, adult education, amateur music, vocal teaching, health, therapy etc.)? The aim of this conference is to bring a range of different perspectives to bear on these complex issues, combining discussion of Finding a Voice research findings with external contributions.

We seek contributions that are relevant to the conference topic, from any practical or academic perspective (including, but not limited to, arts education, research, therapy, or administration; research psychology or clinical practice; performing arts). We encourage a variety of types of contribution, including original research, practical demonstrations, and theoretical or policy discussions/provocations.?? Contributions should take into consideration a mixed audience of professional and amateur practitioners, researchers, arts managers and policy makers.

The whole day will be run as plenary in order to facilitate discussion and exchange. Therefore, in order to ensure adequate opportunity for a range of contributors we have set fairly short time limits.

• abstracts of up to 250 words for 15 minute spoken presentations (plus 5 minutes questions)
• proposals of up to 250 words for practice-based demonstrations or workshop activities (15 minutes or 30 minutes). Please state your preference for a 15 or 30 minute slot – but note that the number of 30 minute slots is very limited.

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15 March 2019

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019, 0930-1700?

Venue: Rehearsal Room 3, Guildhall School of Music & Drama,
Milton Court, Silk Street, London,
Organisers:?Dr Karen Wise: Guildhall School of Music & Drama?, Prof Andrea Halpern, Co-investigator, Bucknell University USA., Beth Martin: Guildhall School of Music & Drama


To submit proposals please complete this form:


SMPC 2019

The 2019 Society for Music Perception and Cognition meeting will take place at New York University on August 5-7, 2019.

It will be hosted by New York University (NYU). The conference website can be found here, with information updated as it becomes available:

Submissions for SMPC 2019 are now closed.

Guidelines for individual submissions and symposium proposals can be found here in the Call for Participation:
We look forward to seeing you at SMPC 2019 on August 5-7 at NYU!

Please contact the conference organizers, if you have questions:
Local arrangements co-chairs, Mary Farbood and Johanna Devaney ( Program Committee Chair, Peter Martens (


CIM19 – Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology – “Embodiment in Music”

CIM19 will take place at the University of Graz, Austria from the 26th to the 28th of September 2019

About CIM

CIM has its own society (the Society for Interdisciplinary Musicology) and its own international peer-reviewed journal (the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies). The best presentations at each CIM are invited for publication in a special issue of JIMS. Other presenters are invited to revise and submit their papers to JIMS for publication in a regular issue.

    • CIM celebrates diversity. We aim to treat all musically relevant disciplines, all musicological sub-disciplines and paradigms, and all music researchers equally.
    • CIM promotes epistemologically distant collaborations. All contributions are encouraged to have at least two authors. The first two authors should preferably represent two of the following three groups: humanities, sciences, practically oriented disciplines.
  • CIM focuses on quality rather than quantity and fosters intellectually rigorous debate. Academic standards are promoted by anonymous peer review of submitted abstracts by independent international experts in relevant (sub-) disciplines.


Music & lifetime memories: An interdisciplinary conference

Dates: Friday 1st November – Saturday 2nd November, 2019

Location: Lindisfarne Centre, Durham University, Durham, UK

With Featured Lectures by Prof. Andrea Halpern (Bucknell University, USA), Dr. Alexandra Lamont (Keele University, UK), & Prof. Catherine Loveday (University of Westminster, UK)

No registration fee will be charged for this event, to encourage participation from researchers of all backgrounds and career stages.

Call for contributions: Submissions for oral research presentations (approx. 20 minutes in duration) are now being accepted. To be considered for participation, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words in length. Both empirical and theoretical contributions will be considered, provided the link to music and lifetime memories is clear. To submit, please send your abstract, formatted using the Abstract Template (available on our website) by email to the Organising Committee at

Support for students and unwaged delegates: A number of Conference Awards will be available from SEMPRE for students and unwaged delegates to cover expenses (e.g. travel and accommodation). If you would like to apply, please state your interest in the body of the
email message when you submit your abstract. A further application form for the SEMPRE. Awards will then be provided if your submission is accepted for the conference programme.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 May 2019
Notification of acceptance by: 30 June 2019


If you hear of any conferences that may be interesting for music psychologists then please forward details to me: v.williamson- at-