These conferences are updated regularly. If no detail is provided on submission opportunities then the conference invitation has either not yet opened or has closed.


Neuroscience and Music V – Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation (29 May – 1 June, 2014; Dijon, France)

The Mariani Foundation for Paediatric Neurology announces The Neurosciences and Music – V: Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation – in partnership with Université de Bourgogne, Municipality of Dijon and Université de Lyon, – in cooperation with EBRAMUS “Initial Training Network” funded by the 7th European Framework / Marie Curie Action.

The central theme of “The Neurosciences and Music – V” will be Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation. The programme will include Keynote Lectures, Symposia, Poster Sessions and Pre-conference Workshops, to be held in the afternoon of 29 May. The meeting will be of interest to neuroscientists, psychologists and students and also to clinical neurologists, clinical psychologists, therapists, music performers and educators as well as musicologists.

For more information, visit: or by e-mail: neuromusic <at>


 3rd International Conference of IAMM, June 24-27, 2014 at the University of Toronto Theme: “Music Medicine through the Lifespan”

For Call for Papers, Posters, Symposia, & Workshops see

Dr Norman Doidge, University of Toronto, Dr. Laurel Trainor, McMaster; Dr. Julian Thayer, Ohio State; Dr. Alicia Ann Clair, Kansas Univ.

Neuroscience Plenaries:
Dr. Gottfried Schlaug, Harvard; Dr. Jessica Grahn, Western; Dr. Bernhard Ross, Baycrest.

Hospital Research Plenaries:
Dr Joseph Chen, Sunnybrook; Dr. Allan Gorden, MD, Mount Sinai;
Dr. Morris Freedman, Baycrest; Dr David Alter, Toronto Rehab

Co-Hosts:  Dr. Lee Bartel, University of Toronto, MaHRC; Dr. Heidi Ahonen, Wilfrid Laurier University, CIMTR; and Dr Amy Clements-Cortes, Canadian Association for
Music Therapy

For more information contact
Dr. Lee Bartel
Lee Bartel, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean – Research
Acting Director of MaHRC
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto


Milestones in Music Cognition: A Quarter-Century Celebration of Books by Bregman, Krumhansl and Narmour (BKN25)

In 1990, three major books were published that were to become transformative pillars in the field of music cognition research and beyond:
1) Albert Bregman’s Auditory Scene Analysis: The Perceptual Organization of Sound, MIT Press.
2) Carol Lynne Krumhansl’s The Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch, Oxford University Press, and
3) Eugene Narmour’s The Analysis and Cognition of Basic Melodic Structures: The Implication-Realization Model. The University of Chicago Press.

In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of these influential tomes, a two-day symposium will be held at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal July 7-8, 2014. The symposium will be composed of opening and closing keynote addresses, three sessions with invited speakers reflecting upon the impact of the honorees’ work on the fields of music psychology, music theory, cognitive neuroscience and engineering, and a contributed poster session. Musical interludes will be provided by the students and faculty of the Schulich School of Music. The invited talks include:

Opening introduction: Lola Cuddy, Queen’s University
Opening keynote: Caroline Palmer, McGill University
Session in honor of Albert Bregman (chaired by Stephen McAdams, McGill University)
Claude Alain, Rotman Research Institute and University of Toronto
Dan Ellis, Columbia University
David Huron, Ohio State University
Albert Bregman, McGill University (discussant)
Session in honor of Carol Lynne Krumhansl (chaired by David Temperley, Eastman School of Music)
Elaine Chew, Queen Mary University of London
Fred Lerdahl, Columbia University
William Forde Thompson, Macquarie University
Carol Lynne Krumhansl, Cornell University (discussant)

Session in honor of Eugene Narmour (chaired by Alexander Rozin, West Chester University)
Justin London, Carleton College
Frank Russo, Ryerson University
Zohar Eitan, Tel Aviv University
Eugene Narmour, University of Pennsylvania (discussant)

Closing keynote: Robert Gjerdingen, Northwestern University
Poster session (open to submissions) Participants who wish to present their own work in the poster session may submit abstracts to the email address ( by March 1, 2014. The posters should present current research that relates in a direct way to the work of one or more of the honorees. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words. A
selection committee will examine the submissions and authors will be informed of the outcome by April 1, 2014.

A special issue of Music Perception to honor these three books will be organized by guest editors David Temperley, Alexander Rozin and Stephen McAdams, targeting
the June 2015 issue. Manuscripts for this special issue should be submitted directly to the journal by October 1, 2014 (indicate in the cover letter that the submission is
intended for the special issue). Speakers and poster presenters at the McGill symposium are encouraged to submit. All manuscripts will be reviewed through the normal
procedure. The final versions of all submissions must be accepted by February 28, 2015 to be considered for inclusion in the special issue. Due to the limited page
space for a single issue, papers that are deemed acceptable for publication in Music Perception but for which space is not available will appear in subsequent issues of
the journal.

We hope the music cognition community will join us in celebrating our colleagues both at the symposium and through their submissions to the special issue. Further
information concerning registration and lodging possibilities for the symposium will be available in the near future on the symposium website: But mark this momentous event in your calendar now!

The organizing committee
Lola Cuddy
Stephen McAdams
Alexander Rozin
David Temperley


ICMPC13-APSCOM5 (August 4-8th, 2014, Seoul, South Korea)

The International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition returns to the Asia-Pacific area. The meeting of 2014 is the third joint conference of ICMPC and APSCOM. The meeting will be co-hosted by Yonsei University, the Korean Society for Music Theory (KSMT), and Korean Society for Music Perception and Cognition (KSMPC). Professor Moo Kyoung Song at Yonsei University will be the chair of the conference.

Download PDF with conference details.


2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness

Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, UK, 14th-17th April 2015.

Organised jointly by the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, and the University of Newcastle’s International Centre for Music Studies.

There have been rapid multidisciplinary advances in scholarly understanding of musical experience over the last fifteen years or so. It is increasingly accepted that musical experiences are multi-faceted, fluctuating, and dynamic; complex composites of cognitive, perceptual, embodied and affective components. One response to the acknowledged phenomenological complexity of musical engagement has been a growing interest in the relationship between music and consciousness.

Following on from the success of the first International Conference on Music and Consciousness (Sheffield, 2006), and the edited volume Music and Consciousness to which this led, this second conference is again intended as a forum for the exchange of perspectives from a broad range of disciplines, including but not restricted to:  neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology, philosophy, sociology, musicology, performance studies, ethnomusicology, music therapy, evolutionary psychology, cognitive archaeology, and cultural history.

The conference will consist entirely of plenary sessions, enabling wide-ranging participation, with significant time set aside for discussion. It will include keynote presentations, papers, short communications, and musical performances.

The conference committee welcomes submissions addressing a broad range of themes, including but not limited to the following:

•       Music and Unconsciousness
•       Neural substrates of musical consciousness
•       Consciousness and musical performance
•       Music and trance, flow, absorption, dissociation, and altered states of consciousness (ASC).
•       Theorising musical consciousness – across disciplines, across cultures, across history
•       Consciousness and musical creativity
•       Modes of musical consciousness, modes of musical subjectivity
•       Music and collective consciousness

Proposals will be accepted on the basis of their relevance to the conference themes, significance, originality and rigour.

A formal call for papers will be issued in January 2014, with a deadline for proposals of July 2014.


9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)

17–23 August 2015 Manchester, U.K.:
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K.
Organisers: Jane Ginsborg (chair), Alexandra Lamont (co-chair)


Society for Music Perception & Cognition 2015

The SMPC Board is pleased to announce that SMPC 2015 will be hosted at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Elizabeth Dykens has agreed to serve as conference chair, with Dr. Reyna Gordon serving as conference co-chair. More details will be forthcoming as the conference chairs make further arrangements.

The tentative dates for the conference are August 6-10, 2015, so factor that into your advance plans!


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

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