Thursday, May 20, 2010

CIM-SEMPRE Study Day & Workshop on Emotion and Expectation

CIM-SEMPRE Study Day &
Workshop on Emotion and Expectation
22nd July 2010, Department of Music, University of Sheffield, UK
Call for poster presentations
Submission deadline: 30th May 2010
As a pre-event to the Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology: Nature versus
Culture, a CIM-SEMPRE Study Day for postgraduate students is
organised, including
a Workshop on Emotion and Expectation, discussion of a book section / papers
related to Emotion and Expectation, and a poster session. The day will
be from 12.30
– 17.30. The workshop and discussion will be led by Prof. David Huron from Ohio
State University.
Proposals for poster presentations are invited related to the theme of
Emotion and
Expectation including studies of emotional responses to music,
expectations in music
listeners, models of musical expectation or emotion, expression of emotion in
performance, cross-cultural comparisons of statistical characteristics
of music, etc.
Presentations of students with a wider domain of interest will be
considered as well,
although presentations closely related to the topic will be given priority.
Format of poster presentation proposals:
Title, Author(s), Affiliation, Abstract of around 500 words.
Registration fee will be £20 or £15 for CIM10 attendees.
Please e-mail submissions to
Questions can also be directed to:
CIM10 website:
Department Website:
Organisers: Dr Nicola Dibben & Dr Renee Timmers, Department of Music,
University of Sheffield, UK.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunday Recital Summer Series at St George's

Sunday 30th May 4.00 pm

Rare but Delightful French Piano Music

Antony Gray & Denzel Johnson - piano


The first concert in our summer season comprises music by Saint-Saens, Reynaldo Hahn, Bizet, Andre Caplet and the Australian composer John Carmichael's 4 Homages to French Composers.


The London based Australian pianist Antony Gray has long been regarded as one of the most interesting and communicative performers of his generation.



Sunday 6th June 4.00 pm

'Aspects of Love' in the music of Mozart

Insieme vocal soloists with Clare Clements - piano
Professional vocal ensemble Insieme returns to St George's with a summer selection of romantic solos and ensembles from Mozart's operas.


Sunday 13th June 4.00 pm 
Wissam Boustany - flute
Geoffrey Saba - piano

Reinecke: Sonata "Undine" Op. 167 (1822)
Schubert: Introduction & Variations on "Trocken Blumen" D802 (1824)


Currently Chairman of the British Flute Society and one of only a few flautists who have launched an international career, renowned flautist Wissam Boustany has toured through Europe, North and South America, Australia, Africa and the Middle/Far East as a concert artist and teacher. Geoffrey Saba made his London d├ębut in the 1970's and was awarded a bronze medal at the First Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. His best-selling recordings for Carlton Classics have achieved tremendous critical acclaim.


Sunday 20th June 4.00 pm
My Lady's Chamber
Passionate Baroque


Drawn from three continents, musicians from My Lady's Chamber have studied in New York, Brisbane and Toronto as well as in London at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music. The group aims to communicate the passion of the Baroque, whilst retaining its essential poise and elegance.


Sunday 27th June 4.00 pm
Waldegrave Wind Quintet


Under leader and clarinettist Elliot DeVivo, The Waldegrave Wind Quintet performs a wide range of repertoire for woodwind ensemble.



Sunday 4th July 4.00 pm
Stephanie Bodsworth - soprano
Elspeth Wyllie - piano


Stephanie Bodsworth is joined by Orsino Ensemble pianist Elspeth Wyllie for a programme of classical songs and operatic arias.  


Sunday 11th July 4.00 pm

Montage: Music of Marin Marais (1656 -1728)

Ibrahim Aziz - viola da gamba
Jennifer Barron- viola da gamba
Masumi Yamamoto- harpsichord


Ibrahim (Ibi) Aziz was born in Malaysia and went to Trinity College of Music London to study the viola da gamba under Alison Crum. Whilst there he won many awards and prizes. Ibi appears regularly with The Rose Consort of Viols, and often works alongside many distinguished musicians that include mezzo sopranos Catherine King and Clare Wilkinson, sopranos Evelyn Tubb and Dame Emma Kirkby, the lutenist David Miller, and vocal groups Deller Consort and Stile Antico.


Sunday 18th July 4.00 pm
Artist TBC - please refer to our website closer to the day for details.



Sunday 25th July 4.00 pm
Randolph Trio


Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio Op. 1 No. 2
Frank Bridge: Fantasie Trio


The Randolph Piano Trio, formed in 2009, combines the considerable and varied experience of each of its musicians, who have performed widely in this country and abroad. Past chamber music collaborations have included working with such internationally acclaimed artists as cellists Leonid Gorokhov and Alexander Baillie and the Chilingirian and Lindsay Quartets. Many other collaborations have led to performances in the some of the most prestigious venues in the UK, including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room and Bridgewater Hall, as well as festivals including Norfolk and Norwich, Harrogate, Lake District Summer Music, and the Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival.



Sunday 1st August 4.00 pm

Li Li - soprano
Helen Yorke - piano


Winner of six singing competitions in China and the UK, including the 2010 Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize, the 2009 Mario Lanza Opera Prize, 2009 Ashleyan Opera Prize, and two Beijing vocal competitions dedicated to young artists, young Chinese soprano Li Li will perform an exciting programme featuring Puccini, Bach, Mozart, as well as Chinese poems and Tippett's "A Child of Our Time".




St George's Bloomsbury

6-7 Little Russell St

Bloomsbury WC1A 2HR

020 7242 1979



Tuesday, May 11, 2010


THE CHORAL VOICE: for Choral Conductors & Singing Teachers
The Association of British Choral Directors (logo)Page updated: 15rd
February 2010
In association with The Association of British Choral Directors
The Choral Voice (poster)Saturday 29th May 2010
10.00 - 17.30 (registration from 09.15),
The Priory Rooms, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF
* How the voice works
* Improving choral singing techniques;
* Enhancing vocal performance and communication
* Differences between choral and solo singing
* Idiomatic choral sound
* The ageing voice
* Children's and adolencent voices
* Warm-up: theory and practice
* Vocal Health
* How conducting gesture affects voice
Stuart Barr; Mike Brewer OBE; Mary King; Jo McNally; Prof. Graham Welch
BVA or abcd members: £60; Non-members: £70; Students: £35*
* Students must present Valid ID and their name badge will state
"student" as profession
Morning & Afternoon Tea/Coffee included

Monday, May 10, 2010

Narrative Soundings


3rd  International Conference on
Narrative Inquiry in Music and Education
November 24 - 27, 2010
School of Music
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, Brisbane
Queensland, Australia

Keynote Speakers:

Tom Barone, Arizona State University
Cheryl Craig, University of Houston
Robert Davidson,The University of Queensland
Ellen Dissanayake, University of Washington, Seattle
Bronwyn Lea,The University of Queensland
Sandra Stauffer, Arizona State University
Graham Welch, University of London

Scholars and researchers pursuing narrative inquiry in music, the arts, and
education are invited to participate in the third international conference
on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education (NIME3).  This, the third NIME
conference, expands the scope of previous conferences to embrace a
multi-disciplinary view of narrative inquiry.

The purposes of the NIME3 conference are to examine the current and
potential uses of narrative inquiry in music, the arts, and education, and
to advance the philosophical, theoretical, and methodological bases of
narrative inquiry in music, the arts, and education. The NIME3 conference
continues those conversations commenced in the first two NIME conferences
and will provide a forum to engage critically with this emerging body of

In a tradition established in the previous conferences the keynote speakers
provide a multi-disciplinary perspective with speakers from Education,
Music, the Arts, and Creative Writing.

Abstracts or full papers may be submitted for consideration.
Further information may be obtained from:

Conference Conveners:  Margaret Barrett, The University of Queensland, and
Sandra Stauffer, Arizona State University

      Deadline May 15, 2010
Conference presenters will be notified by June 15, 2010.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Place and Purpose of popular Music in Higher Education

Registration is now open for the upcoming international conference on
'The Place and Purpose of popular Music in Higher Education'. This
conference is being held at the Institute of Contemporary Music
Performance in London, UK. Guest speakers are Roger Brown (Berklee),
Richard Smith (USC) and Carlos Rodriguez (USF). Conference dates are
July 8th and 9th 2010. For details on registration and accommodation
please visit the conference website: For
further information please email