This page contains links to sites external to, which may be of interest to my readers. I take no responsibility for the quality or reliability of any of the information contained in these sites. Neither should any opinions expressed therein be considered to be those of either myself or my employer.

That is the legals out of the way. Now…enjoy browsing!

SEARCH SITES – An excellent resource centre for recent music psychology publications. Also contains video lectures and information about world wide music psychology labs/ teaching centres


My video lecture on music and memory (Thanks to Fotis Begklis)

Nice video on music and mood studies from Russo lab in Canada

World Science Festival video: Notes and Neurons (2010). Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment? John Schaefer, scientist Daniel Levitin, and musical artist Bobby McFerrin engage in live performances and cross-cultural demonstrations to illustrate music’s noteworthy interaction with the brain and our emotions. 

Music for the Development of Auditory Skills: Impact on Education, Keynote address by Nina Kraus at the New York Academy of Sciences Conference, 2011

SMPC YouTube channel: Loads of great videos here of lectures given by the leaders of research in music psychology

Library of Congress, Music and the Brain podcasts – 17 interviews of speakers in a 2008-2010 lecture series on Music and the Brain

MAILING LISTS – an email list for the discussion of organizational aspects of auditory perception – SEMPREs online mailing list


This website is only available in Spanish.

Links to JSMPC, KSMPC, and AMPS.

This website is only available in German.

This website is avaiable in English and French.

Details of participating societies, history of the meeting and details of past and future conferences (up to ICMPC 11)

This website is available in Engish and Japanese.

This website is avaiable in English and Korean.

They do a weekly announcement of publications in music psychology that you can subscribe to by email. I get it every week and it is really useful!


Prof. Henkjan Honing’s Music Cognition Blog:

A music therapy blog:

A useful collection of links for those interested in music therapy:

Music therapy, by the American Cancer Society:

A music and mind/cognition blog:

Dr Robert Woody’s excellent and insightful blog that explores the nature of music making:

Music in the workplace blog by Dr Anneli Haake

Blog by Theresa Veltri (PhD student at The University of Sheffield)


Psychology of Music:

Music Perception:

Musicae Scientiae:

Music Performance Research:

10 thoughts on “Resources

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  2. Hello Vicky – I listened with interest to your talk with Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 recently about music and learning. I heard you were looking for volunteers to help with your research?

    Our youngest son (12) is at a special school. Although his IQ is within a normal range and his vocab 2 years ahead of peer group, he has Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder and dyslexia. Luke also has an exceptionally slow processing speed and it’s thought that a difficult birth may have impacted on short term memory. Dr David Baguley is the Head of Audiology (and world expert in Tinnitus and Hypercausis) at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge Dr Baguley diagnosed Luke as having hypercausis which has been linked to ASDs and is directly affected by stress levels.

    Luke loves listening to music. If there is any way we can help your interesting research then we will happily do so, but are slightly restricted by having to stay local as I’m recovering from cancer and am at home a lot.

    We were watching Home of the Future and there was an interesting bit about a company called *** who are developing games and learning opportunities that can be played with brain power only. They think this could help develop people’s memory and concentration immensely and I wonder if you could add your amazing earworm knowledge to the mix to evolve play and learning tools for future generations to benefit from?

    Good luck with all your interesting work Vicky! Best fishes – mary:-)

  3. Hi!

    I am curious as to whether there will be any PhD positions available working on the Amusia project? Essentially, this is what interests me most about music psychology. Do you think it will be possible to apply for such a position?

    All the best,


  4. Hi Ben

    I am afraid there are currently no pre-funded PhD positions on the amusia project but if you would be interested to apply for funding (or self fund) and discuss a PhD proposal that you have for working with the amusics then feel free to send your CV and a 1-2 page summary of your ideas (including any thoughts about where you might be eligible to apply for funding) to me at I can then discuss it with Dr Lauren Stewart, who is the lab manager, and we can take it from there.

    Best, Vicky

  5. Hi Vicky,

    I recently graduated from Binghamton University, which is located in upstate New York in the United States with a B.A. in psychology. I am very interested in pursuing a master’s in music psychology (which is how I stumbled upon your blog), but it seems that most graduate programs for this are located in the UK. I’m uncertain if I want to travel that far (or if I can afford it). Do you know of any good schools that have music psychology programs in the United States? Thanks in advance!

  6. Hi Vicky, I really hope you can help me! I am looking into doing a Masters degree in Music Psychology preferable with a strong social psychology and music therapy bias. I would be a mature student as I am 40 years old. My BA was in Political Science and Economics and I have a Post Grad Diploma in Law. I have been practicing as a lawyer for 15 years.

    I’ve been looking into Universities that offer this degree…obviously there is Richmond. I found something at Roehampton but I am also considering studying in the States. I have internet researched this field of study in the US and havent been very successful in finding anything. Would you be able to recommend any US programs or know who I can contact to find out??

    Would much appreciate it.
    Many thanks,

  7. I just read back over previous questions and see that you have answered someone with a similar query!! Thank you.

  8. Hi love your blog. I have a b.a. in psychology and I wanted to pursue graduate school with a program similar to social music psychology or applied music psychology. My online searches is how I happened upon your site. I’m from the U.S. and have really only been able to find courses where the focus is a cognitive or neurological aspect here. I am gone through your links and still feel a bit lost. I have also searched for a social program that might have a music course but still havent had much luck. It seems uk sheffield has the program I am looking for but that is quite a distance. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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