Thursday, December 30, 2010

Invitations to bid for an evaluation of the perceived significance of small research grants in the music education and music psychology research community

SEMPRE wishes to commission research into the benefits of small
research grants (i.e. , of awards of £10,000 or less) to the music
education and music psychology research community.
It seeks proposals from active researchers who would be willing to
undertake a detailed survey of UK-­‐based researchers in
music-­‐related topics to establish clearly documented evidence,
including case studies, of whether or not small grants offer
significant and lasting impact on research careers and research
The research should be completed within the calendar year 2011,
including a written interim report that will be considered by the
SEMPRE Committee at its mid-­‐year meeting in May 2011 and a final
report at its December meeting.
Up to £5,000 is available to cover salary costs (which could include
teaching replacement or buy-­‐out for full-­‐time academic staff) and
an additional £1000 is available for direct research costs.
Expressions of interest should contain: (i) a specification of how
the research would be carried out, including detail of the
constituencies to be approached (such as NAHMHE (National Association
of Heads of Music in Higher Education), RSM, Heads of Research in all
the Conservatoires and award holders [past/present] of small research
grants); (ii) a timetable (bearing in mind the reporting needs for May
and December); and (iii) a budget.
Such expressions should be sent to Professor Graham Welch (SEMPRE
Chair) by email at, no later than 31 January 2011.
In addition, applicants should indicate their experience and
qualifications for undertaking a project such as this by including an
overview cv.
It is expected that the outcomes will be announced in early February
2011 and that the research will commence later that month.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The new issue of Approaches is now available online!

Approaches | JOURNAL
Volume 2, Issue 2, 2010
The new issue of Approaches is now available online!
Please visit Approaches website and download it for free!
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Best wishes,
Giorgos Tsiris
Editor-in-Chief of Approaches

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Tenth Biennial Meeting
August 11-14, 2011
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

Due date to submit an abstract for consideration: February 1, 2011

Submitted abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should
describe the motivation, methodology, results, and implications of
the research to the degree that this information is available at the
time of submission. For those submitting experimental work, the
description should describe the stimuli and participant groups used,
the experimental methodology, and data collected. For those
submitting theoretically based work, the description should give a
sense for the approach used and should make a case for why the
work is relevant to the field of music perception and cognition in its
aims, methods, and/or results.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to:

Please type the abstract directly into the body of the e-mail, rather
than submitting as an attachment. In the body of your email, please
list all authors and affiliations, and please indicate preference for
presentation as a talk or poster.

Conference information is available at

Feel free to contact the chair of the Program Committee at the same
address if you have questions about your submission.

Program Committee: Peter Pfordresher (University at Buffalo, chair),
Erin E. Hannon (University of Nevada, Las Vegas),
Carol Krumhansl (Cornell University),
Justin London (Carleton College),
Elizabeth Margulis (University of Arkansas),
Peter Martens (Texas Tech University),
Devin McAuley (Michigan State University),
Frank Russo (Ryerson University),
Mike Schutz (McMaster University).

Conference Organizers: David Temperley and Elizabeth Marvin (Eastman School)
Conference questions should be directed to David Temperley:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas concert

friday 17th december 2010, 18:30
st george's church, bloomsbury, wcl
tickets available on the door (£9/£4)