Thursday, June 25, 2015

[Vacancy] Psychology of Music Journal Editorial Assistant

Psychology of Music Journal

Editorial Assistant


The position of Editorial Assistant carries an annual stipend of £4000 from 2016 (subject to tax, if applicable) and is an important role in supporting the Editor and Editorial Board of the Psychology of Music Journal. It requires someone with exceptional attention to detail, good time management skills, an ability to manage a complex online system, and high levels of discretion, as well as knowledge of the academic subject matter covered by the journal. The approximate time involved is around 5–8 hours per week, depending on the flow of activity. The role includes dealing with author enquiries, checking manuscripts on submission and resubmission, proof-reading of accepted manuscripts before they are passed to the publisher (e.g., checking style, quality of English, and adherence to academic conventions), processing manuscripts through the Sage online system in a timely fashion, and ensuring the editorial team are kept informed of tasks in hand.

The post would suit a doctoral student or a post-doctoral researcher, or a recent graduate in the psychology of music or a closely related area, and it is intended that this appointment will provide at least some overlap between the current editor and the new one (to be appointed in 2016). Interested applicants should send a full CV and the names of two referees (at least one of whom should be an academic), who can comment on their ability and motivation to undertake this work, to Professor Graham Welch, Chair of SEMPRE ( by 1 August 2015. It is hoped that an appointment will be made by 1 September 2015 or soon after. Any informal enquiries about this role can be directed to the current Editorial Assistant, Rachel Hallett (, or the current Psychology of Music Editor, Dr Alexandra Lamont (

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fwd: PhD positions in Semantic Audio and Music Informatics at Centre for Digital Music, QMUL

Two PhD positions with the Centre for Digital Music
Music Informatics and Semantic Audio

Applications are invited for 2 fully-funded PhD studentships, allied
to the 5 year EPSRC and Digital Economy funded Programme Grant: Fusing
Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and
Consumption (FAST-IMPACt or FAST). The grant started in June 2014 and
runs until June 2019.

FAST-IMPACt aims to answer questions such as: How can next generation
web technologies (Ontologies, Linked Data, Metadata) combined with
music content analysis in the studio bring new value and functionality
to producers, creators, consumers and intermediaries of music content?
And how will both ends of the music value chain benefit from more
engaging interactions (enhanced productivity, increased enjoyment and
immersion) while creating or consuming music? And can intermediaries
add value with semantically enhanced services?

Helping us pursue this vision are national and international partners
from academia and industry, including BBC R&D, Abbey Road, Omnifone,
Universal Music, Solid State Logic, International Audio Labs and more.

Candidates must have a first-class honours degree or equivalent, or a
good MSc Degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Sound &
Music Computing or equivalent. Candidates should be confident in
digital signal processing and/or machine learning, and have
programming experience in, e.g. MATLAB, Mathematica, Python, Java, C++
or similar. Prior experience with Semantic Web is welcome. Experience
in research and a track record of publications is very advantageous.
Formal music training or sound engineering experience is also

More details can be found at: or

The closing date for the applications is 31/07/15. Interviews are
expected to take place between 2 and 4 September 2015.

professor mark sandler, CEng, FIEEE, FAES, FIET, FBCS
royal society wolfson research merit award holder

director of the EPSRC/AHRC CDT in media and arts technology (MAT)
director of the centre for digital music (c4dm)

school of electronic engineering and computer science
queen mary university of london
+44 (0)20 7882 7680; +44 (0)7775 016715

twitter: @markbsandler,
follow the FAST-IMPACt Programme Grant @semanticaudio

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fwd: ICVPB 2016 - Call for papers

2016, 14-17 March
10th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics
CALL FOR PAPERS - ICVPB 2016, Viña del Mar, Chile.
We are pleased to invite you to the 10th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, ICVPB 2016, celebrated for the first time in the Southern hemisphere, in Viña del Mar, Chile. ICVPB is one of the prime international forums for current scientific research on the larynx and voice, dating back to 1980.
Important Dates:
Abstract submission Deadline: October 2, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2015

Contributions include oral presentations and poster sessions. You may submit your extended abstract to our peer-review system by visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission website (you will be required to setup an account first):
Conference information
Topic areas
Fluid-structure-sound interactions in normal and disordered phonation
Soft tissue and muscle biomechanics
Acoustics aerodynamics and kinematics of voice production
Laryngeal and voice physiology and neurophysiology
Neuromuscular control of normal and disordered phonation
Modeling of normal and disordered voice production
Modeling vocal fold molecular and cellular biology
Imaging and monitoring techniques for the assessment of vocal function
Keynote Speakers
Ingo Titze, PhD,
Jack Jiang,MD, PhD
Michael Döllinger, PhD
Luc Mongeau, PhD
Special sessions
Virtual phonosurgery, Chair: Ingo Titze.
Viscous flow phenomena in laryngeal aerodynamics, Chair: Byron Erath
Challenges and advances in high-resolution endoscopic imaging, Chair: Daryush Mehta
TBD, Chair: Mara Behlau.
Short courses
Using Computer Models to Validate Therapy and Surgery Approaches, by Ingo Titze,
Objective Measurements of Vocal Fold Vibration and Phonatory Function, by Jack Jiang
From basic science to clinical application, by Michael Döllinger
TBD, by Luc Mongeau
Additional Information
Sessions will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish. Conference registration will be available through the conference website. Early bird registration, abstract/poster templates, transportation information, and other updates will be available soon. Various touristic activities will be offered for participants and accompanying guests. We invite you to explore Chile and its incredible landscape diversity!
General Chair:
Matias Zañartu, PhD
Department of Electronic Engineering
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Technical Information:
Logistic Information
Monina Vásquez -
Claudia Musalem -
Sponsorship Information
Francisco Gutierrez-
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Fwd: Registration - Numbers, Noises and Notes: Quantitative Data and Music Research, Symposium - 16th June 2015

Numbers, Noises and Notes: Quantitative Data and Music Research
10:00 to 18:00, Tuesday 16th June 2015
The Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex

To register visit
This one-day symposium is the culmination of an AHRC Collaborative Skills Project on Quantitative Data for Music Researchers run by the University of Sussex, in partnership with the Institute for Musical Research at The University of London School of Advanced Studies. The project featured a series of workshops, hosted at the IMR, covering a broad range of topics around the use of quantitative data in music research, creative practice and composition. These workshops were led by Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths), Joel Ryan (Sonology, The Hague/STEIM), and Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway) covering topics including: music and the brain, music as data, quantitative music analysis, data analysis tools, data visualization, audience analysis, time/space in performance, performance technologies, data sonification, big data and music history, text-mining, digitization and the archive/library.
The symposium offers the opportunity to explore some of this territory in more depth, examining specific research projects, sharing compositional/creative practice and offering a forum for further discussion.

Presentations & installations:

Sally-Jane Norman - Introduction to Sussex Humanities Lab

Chris Kiefer - Earwyrm: Creating Gaming Experiences based on Realtime Music Information Retrieval

Tillman Weyde - Analysing Big Music Data : Audio Transcription and Pitch Analysis of World and Traditional Music

Sarah Price - Quantitative Research in Audience Studies; What Can Academics Bring?

Nicholas Stylianou - Working with MIDI data for Musicology

Wesley Goatley - The Listener: Politics of Surveillance in Data Sonification

Allan Seago - Multidimensional Scaling and Musical Timbre

Michaela Palmer - Severn Sounds Player

Contact Danny Bright - - for more information.

Tickets are free but places are limited. Lunch will be provided. If you sign up for a ticket but subsequently cannot attend, please get in touch asap so the place can be freed up.



Dr Evangelos Himonides FBCS CITP
Reader in Technology, Education and Music
University College London

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fwd: Full scholarship for Digital Musicology at Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School

We invite applications for a full scholarship (covering registration
and accommodation) for a student attending the Digital Musicology
workshop of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School. The
scholarship is provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's
Digital Transformations Theme. You can read more about the Theme here


The scholarship is open to anyone registered on a Ph.D (or MPhil)
programme or who has completed their Ph.D no more than three years ago
(i.e. passed their viva examination in May 2012 or later). We are
particularly seeking scholars who are pursuing musicological research
areas (including, but not at all limited to, historical musicology,
ethnomusicology, and music theory and analysis) and who can
demonstrate how digital technology will enhance their
research. Therefore, applications must be in the form of one side of
A4 describing your area of research, your intended use of digital
techniques, and your expected benefit from attending the workshop.

Applications will also be accepted from those who meet the eligibility
criteria and have already registered and paid for the
workshop. However, the scholarship is *not* open to those already in
receipt of external funding sources (i.e. if you are registered and
someone else is paying in whole or in part for your
registration/accommodation/travel/subsistence you are not eligible for
this scholarship).

Applications should be sent by email to <> and
must be received no later than 17:30 GMT+1 on Wednesday 17 June.


The recipient of the scholarship will be informed no later than Monday
22 June and will be required to confirm their attendance by Tuesday 23
June. The recipient of the scholarship will also be required to write
a report of the workshop for which we will find a publisher.

The scholarship covers the full registration fee for the Summer School
and the cost of accommodation at St. Anne's College. It will not cover
any further expenses such as travel and subsistence.

DIGITAL MUSICOLOGY WORKSHOP: Applied computational and informatics
methods for enhancing musicology

Dates: 20--24 July 2015

A wealth of music and music-related information is now available
digitally, offering tantalizing possibilities for digital
musicologies. These resources include large collections of audio and
scores, bibliographic and biographic data, and performance ephemera --
not to mention the 'hidden' existence of these in other digital
content. With such large and wide ranging opportunities come new
challenges in methods, principally in adapting technological solutions
to assist musicologists in identifying, studying, and disseminating
scholarly insights from amongst this 'data deluge'.

This workshop provides an introduction to computational and
informatics methods that can be, and have been, successfully applied
to musicology. Many of these techniques have their foundations in
computer science, library and information science, mathematics and
most recently Music Information Retrieval (MIR); sessions are
delivered by expert practitioners from these fields and presented in
the context of their collaborations with musicologists, and by
musicologists relating their experiences of these multidisciplinary

The workshop comprises of a series of lectures and hands-on sessions,
supplemented with reports from musicology research
exemplars. Theoretical lectures are paired with practical sessions in
which attendees are guided through their own exploration of the topics
and tools covered. Laptops will be loaned to attendees with the
appropriate specialised software installed and preconfigured.


The workshop is part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford annual Summer
School. As well as the workshop programme there are numerous events in
the Summer School including keynote lectures and evening social

Summer School site:

Summer School Contact:
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
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2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: SEMPRE conference on Music and Health, including the 3rd meeting of the Scottish Music and Health Network

SEMPRE conference on Music and Health, including the 3rd meeting of the Scottish Music and Health Network
21–23 October 2015
Glasgow Caledonian University

This 3 day event in partnership with SEMPRE and the Scottish Music and Health Network comprises three separate events:
•       Wednesday 21st October: SEMPRE Study day on Music Psychology and Education
•       Thursday 22nd October: SEMPRE conference on Music and Health
•       Friday 23rd October: SMHN meeting

Paper and poster submissions are invited for:

•       The study day on Wednesday 21st October. Submissions are invited from postgraduate students which focus on music psychology and/or music education, but which may encompass a variety of related disciplines. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary research. Submissions should take the form of a 200 word abstract which clearly describes the research area and its relevance to music psychology or music education. Undergraduate students, particularly those in their final year, are also strongly encouraged to attend the day.

•       The conference on Thursday 22nd October. Music is fundamental to human social life around the world, and there is growing evidence that music can have a profound influence upon health and wellbeing. Submissions are invited on research which explores the relationship between music and health, and which may encompass music listening, music performance, music therapy, community music or other topics which clearly relate to the conference theme. Submissions should take the form of a structured 300 word abstract, using the format:  Aims, methods, results, conclusions.
The deadline for submissions for the study day and conference is Monday July 20th 2015. Please submit abstracts to Dr Don Knox, conference organiser at

The conference panel are delighted to announce the conference will be held at the Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD.

Registration fees
The conference registration fee covers attendance on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October, lunch, conference materials including electronic proceedings, and attendance at a civic reception hosted at Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 22nd.

SEMPRE members, students, unwaged £45 (proof required upon registration)
Standard rate £90

Registration will be via online payment, and this facility will be made available in Aug/Sept.

The SMHN meeting on Friday 23rd will be free to attend for anyone attending the SEMPRE events on the 21st and 22nd, however numbers may be limited subject to availability. This one-day event, aimed at music practitioners, healthcare professionals, academics and interested members of the public, will be programmed separately and consist of invited presentations highlighting current research and practice in Scotland around improving health and wellbeing with music.

Further details on registration, accommodation and other conference information will be made available via the SMHN website:

Conference Organiser: Dr Don Knox, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Conference committee: Dr Don Knox, Dr Gianna Cassidy, Prof Frederike Van Wijck (Glasgow Caledonian University), Prof Raymond MacDonald, Dr Katie Overy, Dr Graeme Wilson  (University of Edinburgh)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Fwd: Audio and Music Hackathon at Queen Mary University of London

The Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London is
organising a two day Audio and Music Hackathon!
It will take place 18 and 19 July, from 11am to 7pm, in the Media and
Arts Technology Studios in the Engineering building.

All levels welcome. The event is completely free and includes catering.

Harman is the event's principal sponsor - besides food and drinks they
are providing new wireless speaker systems to hack.
Other partners are Abbey Road, the Audio Engineering Society, Big Bear
Audio, and more TBA.

You can find more information and register here:

We hope to see you there!


Brecht De Man
PhD Student in Audio Engineering
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary University of London

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
Skype: BrechtDeMan
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Fwd: Call for Papers: "Intelligent Music Systems and Applications" (Special Issue of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology)

We are happy to announce the following call for papers:

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
Special Issue on Intelligent Music Systems and Applications

With the advent of music information retrieval (MIR), intelligent
technologies have become an essential part of music systems and
applications. This is evidenced by today's omnipresence of digital
online music stores and streaming services, which rely on music
recommenders, automatic playlist generators, and music browsing
interfaces. A large amount of MIR research leading to intelligent
music applications deals with the extraction of musical and acoustic
information directly from the audio signal using signal processing
techniques. Other strategies exploit contextual aspects of music, not
present in the signal, for example, community meta-data and trails of
user interaction, as found, for instance, on social media platforms.
Recently, also user-centric aspects are being considered, such as
affect, personality, and user context. Intelligent music systems have
also been developed as music creation tools, in which case the
modeling of a composer's preferences or of genre/stylistic features
are required.

Topics of interest
This special issue addresses all aspects of music information, i.e.,
music content, context, and user aspects. Highest quality research
that has not been published, nor is under review elsewhere, targeting
one or more of the following topics in the context of intelligent
music systems and applications is welcome:
• Music Information Systems
• Music Recommendation and Playlist Generation
• Intelligent Music and Audio Browsing Interfaces
• Games Based on Intelligent Music Analysis
• Automatic Accompaniment or Real-time Tracking of Performances
• Music Synthesis
• Automatic Composition
• Automatic Lyrics Generation
• MIR in the Music Production Domain
• Semantic Content Analysis, Knowledge Extraction, and Music Indexing
• Collaborative Tags, Social Media Mining, Network Analysis
• User Modeling and Personalized Music Systems
• Personality, Emotion, and Affect
• Hybrid Systems using Content and Context
• Multimedia Approaches to MIR and Cross-media Recommendation
• Large-Scale Music Retrieval
• Evaluation, Mining of Ground Truth, and Data Collections

Paper Submission Deadline September 27, 2015
Notification after First Review Cycle December 20, 2015
Paper Revisions Deadline February 21, 2016
Final Notification April 24, 2016
Submission of Camera Ready Paper May 22, 2016

Manuscript submission
Please submit your manuscript through the ACM TIST submission system
at (select "Special Issue:
Intelligent Music Systems and Applications" as the manuscript type).
Submissions must adhere to the ACM TIST instructions and guidelines
for authors available at

Guest editors
Markus Schedl Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Yi-Hsuan Yang Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Perfecto Herrera Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Escola Superior de
Musica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

If you have any further questions, please contact us via e-mail:
Markus Schedl (, Yi-Hsuan Yang
(, and Perfecto Herrera

Dr. Markus Schedl
Associate Professor
Department of Computational Perception
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Strasse 69
A-4040 Linz, Austria

Computer Science Building (SCP3)
Room 442 (4th Floor)

Tel: +43 732 2468 4716
Fax: +43 732 2468 4705