Saturday, December 30, 2017

Professor John Sloboda awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours List for services to psychology and music

30 December 2017

Professor John Sloboda awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours List for services to psychology and music

Professor John Sloboda

Professor Sloboda has an extensive research profile in audience research, music performance studies, and music education.

Professor John Sloboda has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours list for his services to psychology and music. Professor Sloboda has an extensive research profile in audience research, music performance studies, and music education, leading the Guildhall School's Understanding Audiences research initiative as well as being Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Keele University. He was a staff member there from 1974-2008, where he was Director of its Unit for the Study of Musical Skill and Development, founded in 1991.

Professor John Sloboda commented, "This national honour, of which I am very proud, also celebrates the growing prominence of music psychology as a valued component of musical education and professional practice in the UK and the wider world. I am very happy to have played a significant role in its development and impact over the last 40 years."

Professor Helena Gaunt, Vice Principal and Director of Guildhall Innovation commented, "This award recognises Professor Sloboda's eminent career in academia and the relevance of his research, an important part of the Guildhall School's diverse work exploring and enabling connections between musicians/artistic practitioners and society. Just as John has been central to developing music psychology as a research discipline, so his work at Guildhall has been ground-breaking, challenging and has supported the development of professional practice and professional education in music."

Sloboda is internationally known for his work on the psychology of music. He has previously been recognised for being:

  • A Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • President of both the Psychology and General Sections of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, where he served on the editorial board of its journal Musicae Scientiae.
  • A member of the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research, and was previously Editor-in-Chief of its journal Psychology of Music from 1985-1989.
  • The recipient of the 1998 British Psychological Society's Presidents Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge.
  • Elected to Fellowship of the British Academy in 2004.

Recent work by Professor Sloboda has provided insights into audiences and their relationship to the composer and the musician, and he hosted and directed the 2nd International SIMM-posium conference in 2017, bringing together practitioners and researchers interested in the area of Social Impact of Making Music. While at Keele he founded Europe's first MSc in Music Psychology, and former postgraduate students now occupy leading academic positions internationally. He was also a member of the Senior Management Group of the think-tank Oxford Research Group and co-founder of the Iraq Body Count Project, in which he retains active ongoing engagement, as well as co-directing the charity Every Casualty Worldwide.

His books include The Musical Mind: the Cognitive Psychology of Music, and Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition; Emotion: Ability: Function, both published by Oxford University Press.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

An Introduction to Arts and Health: Research, Policy and Practice

'An Introduction to Arts and Health: Research, Policy and Practice'

This is a one-day event open to early career researchers designed to provide an overview of research, policy and practice in the field of Arts and Health. 


WHEN: Monday 16th April 2018, 9.30am-4.30pm

WHERE: Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

WHO: Undergraduate and graduate students and early career researchers (within 8 years of completing a PhD)

COST: This is a free event and refreshments and lunch will be provided.

To book your space, please complete the registration form below. We will be reviewing all registration forms and contacting eligible individuals to offer them spaces. If you are neither a student nor an early career researcher but are interested in attending, you can register your details. However, you will be placed on a waiting list and your space will be confirmed 1 month prior to the event taking place.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fwd: Permanent Position Opening: Lecturer in Music Enterprise, University of York

** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously managed by the Institute of Musical Research. ** MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

Lecturer in Music Enterprise

We are looking for a capable leader who will work in a new discipline area at the intersection of entrepreneurial practice, culture management, music education and community work. You will need to be familiar with relevant theory and practice within relevant discipline areas, including domains such as: Culture Management, start-ups and partnerships, in addition to the musical issues surrounding social enterprise, collaborative practice, education and outreach provision. The department already has significant strength in the areas of Community Music and Music Education, and we are looking to complement this provision with an outward-facing, innovative new course of international relevance.

The role includes teaching, research and administration elements. You will design, develop and deliver teaching for MA and undergraduate programmes and modules. Initially, you will develop and deliver a new Masters level course, through which we wish to proactively help musicians be equipped for the challenges of working in a fast-changing, 21st-century climate.  You will develop research objectives, projects and proposals, carry out research and contribute to the production of research outputs and outcomes. You will also be expected to supervise and examine research students.  In addition you will effectively undertake a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities. 

Your essential skills, experience and qualifications for this role will include:  A PhD in Music, Music Education, Music or Culture Management, specialist subject knowledge in Music Enterprise, Education and Culture Management, experience of leading and designing both Masters and Undergraduate level courses, and evidence of a strong track record in research.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity

Dr. Hauke Egermann

****please have a look at my TEDx talk: *****

York Music Psychology Group (Director)
Music Science and Technology Research Cluster
Department of Music
University of York
Heslington, York
YO10 5DD, UK

Phone: +44 - 1904 - 324303

Room: MRC / 003

 - my office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm - 


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

Monday, December 18, 2017

Fwd: Funded PhD Opportunity: Music learning, ageing & cognitive impairment, Western Sydney University

** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously managed by the Institute of Musical Research. ** MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

Dear all,


Apologies for cross-posting.


We are excited to share details of a fully-funded opportunity for a PhD candidate to explore music learning with cognitive impairment at Western Sydney University. Please can you circulate this to any interested parties? The deadline is 10th January for applications.


For enquiries, please contact Dr Jennifer MacRitchie ( in the first instance,



Jennifer MacRitchie




Dr Jennifer MacRitchie | Senior Research Fellow

Health and Wellbeing Research Theme

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)


P: +61 2 9772 6166

Office: Bankstown Campus – 1.G.53



Sunday, December 17, 2017

deadline extended to 24 December 2017: SEMPRE MET2018

Dear colleagues, it appears that a substantial number of people needed just a bit more time in order to complete their short proposals for MET2018. Please note that the deadline has today been extended to 24 December 2017.
We regret to report that we will not be able to go past this new date, as there will not be sufficient time for peer review and further editing.
We are looking forward to receiving your submission in due course.
Best wishes,

MET 2018

Researching Music – Education – Technology (MET2018)

26–27 March 2018

conference page:

#sempremet (
*venue: Senate House, University of London (Woburn Suite and Room G21A)

*chairs: Dr Evangelos Himonides, UCL; Dr Andrew King, University of
Hull; Dr Francisco Quadrado, Universidad Loyola Andalucía

*Registration fee (in British Pounds, GBP): £60 (SEMPRE student
members, and unwaged participants), £95 (SEMPRE members), £130 (non
members). Please note that it is of better value to acquire a SEMPRE
membership and register as a member, as you will be receiving copies
of the Journal, as well as online access to all back issues, on the
Sage website.

**Important Dates**

*Paper submissions available on the conference website. EXTENDED DEADLINE: 24
December 2017
*Authors notified: Monday 15 January 2018
*Conference: 26–27 March 2018
*Special submission for Big Data Volume: Monday 23 April 2018 (more
information tba soon)

**Keynote presentations**
*Professor Martha Hilley, University of Texas at Austin, USA
*Professor Andrea Creech, Université Laval, Canada

**Real world and music industry perspectives**
*Avgoustos Psillas, Autograph, UK
*Marv Radio, Independent clinician and artist, UK

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

MET2018 Director

Friday, December 8, 2017

Fwd: MUME 2018 - Call For Submissions




((( MUME 2018 )))

The 6th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation

June 25-26, 2018, Salamanca, Spain.

MUME 2018 is to be held at the University of Salamanca in conjunction
with the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity,
ICCC 2018.

=== Important Dates ===

Workshop submission deadline: March 2nd, 2018

Notification date: April 30th, 2018

Camera-ready version: May 25th, 2018

Workshop dates: June 25-26, 2018


Metacreation applies tools and techniques from artificial
intelligence, artificial life, and machine learning, themselves often
inspired by cognitive and natural science, for creative tasks. Musical
Metacreation studies the design and use of these generative tools and
theories for music making: discovery and exploration of novel musical
styles and content, collaboration between human performers and
creative software "partners", and design of systems in gaming and
entertainment that dynamically generate or modify music.

MUME intents to bring together artists, practitioners, and researchers
interested in developing systems that autonomously (or interactively)
recognize, learn, represent, compose, generate, complete, accompany,
or interpret music. As such, we welcome contributions to the theory or
practice of generative music systems and their applications in new
media, digital art, and entertainment at large.



We encourage paper and demo submissions on MUME-related topics,
including the following:

-- Models, Representation and Algorithms for MUME

---- Novel representations of musical information

---- Advances or applications of AI, machine learning, and statistical
techniques for generative music

---- Advances of A-Life, evolutionary computing or agent and
multi-agent based systems for generative music

---- Computational models of human musical creativity

-- Systems and Applications of MUME

---- Systems for autonomous or interactive music composition

---- Systems for automatic generation of expressive musical interpretation

---- Systems for learning or modeling music style and structure

---- Systems for intelligently remixing or recombining musical material

---- Online musical systems (i.e. systems with a real-time element)

---- Adaptive and generative music in video games

---- Generative systems in sound synthesis, or automatic synthesizer design

---- Techniques and systems for supporting human musical creativity

---- Emerging musical styles and approaches to music production and
performance involving the use of AI systems

---- Applications of musical metacreation for digital entertainment:
sound design, soundtracks, interactive art, etc.

-- Evaluation of MUME

---- Methodologies for qualitative or quantitative evaluation of MUME systems

---- Studies reporting on the evaluation of MUME

---- Socio-economical Impact of MUME

---- Philosophical implication of MUME

---- Authorship and legal implications of MUME

Submission Format and Requirements


Please make submissions via the EasyChair system at:

The workshop is a day and a half event that includes:

-Presentations of FULL TECHNICAL PAPERS (8 pages maximum)

-Presentations of POSITION PAPERS and WORK-IN-PROGRESS PAPERS (5 pages maximum)

-Presentations of DEMONSTRATIONS (3 pages maximum) which present
outputs of systems (working live or offline).

All papers should be submitted as complete works. Demo systems should
be tested and working by the time of submission, rather than be
speculative. We encourage audio and video material to accompany and
illustrate the papers (especially for demos). We ask that authors
arrange for their web hosting of audio and video files, and give URL
links to all such files within the text of the submitted paper.

Submissions do not have to be anonymized, as we use single-blind
reviewing. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program
committee members.

Workshop papers will be published as MUME 2018 Proceedings and will be
archived with an ISBN number. Please use the updated MuMe paper
template to format your paper. Also please feel free to edit the
licence entry (at the bottom left of the first page of the new
template). We created a new MUME 2018 template based on AAAI template.
The MUME 2018 latex and Word template is available at:

Submission should be uploaded using MUME 2018 EasyChair portal:

For complete details on attendance, submissions and formatting, please
visit the workshop website:

Presentation and Multimedia Equipment:


We will provide a video projection system as well as a stereo audio
system for use by presenters at the venue. Additional equipment
required for presentations and demonstrations should be supplied by
the presenters. Contact the Workshop Chair to discuss any special
equipment and setup needs/concerns.



It is expected that at least one author of each accepted submission
will attend the workshop to present their contribution. We also
welcome those who would like to attend the workshop without
presenting. Workshop registration will be available through the ICCC
2018 conference system.



MUME 2018 builds on the enthusiastic response and participation we
received for the past occurrences of MUME series:

MUME 2012 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2012 at Stanford):

MUME 2013 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2013 at NorthEastern):

MUME 2014 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2014 at North Carolina):

MUME 2016 (held in conjunction with ICCC 2016 at Université Pierre et
Marie Curie):

MUME 2017 (held in conjunction with ICCC 2017 at Georgia Institute of

Questions & Requests


Please direct any inquiries/suggestions/special requests to the
Workshop Chair, Philippe Pasquier (

Workshop Organizers


Pr. Philippe Pasquier (Workshop Chair)

School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Pr. Arne Eigenfeldt

School for the Contemporary Arts

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dr. Oliver Bown

Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

The University of Sydney, Australia

Kıvanç Tatar (MUME Administration and Publicity Assistant)

PhD Candidate

School of Interactive Arts and Technology,

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.



MUME Steering Committee

Andrew Brown

Griffith University, Australia

Anna Jordanous

University of Kent, UK

Bob Keller

Harvey Mudd College, US

Róisín Loughran

University College Dublin, Ireland

Michael Casey

Dartmouth College, US

Benjamin Smith

Purdue University Indianapolis, US

Kıvanç Tatar
PhD Candidate
Interactive Arts and Technology
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Sunday, December 3, 2017


The ORFEU Journal, from PPGMUS / UDESC (BRAZIL), announces a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on the Psychology of Music, to be released in July 2018. The ORFEU Journal is a publication of the Postgraduate Programme in Music (PPGMUS) of the Centre for the Arts (CEART) of Santa Catarina State University (UDESC). ORFEU welcomes academic work which has national and/or international scope.
The Special Issue on the Psychology of Music will be coordinated by the invited editors Professor Graham Welch (UCL Institute of Education) and Dr. Luciana Hamond (UDESC). The aim of this Special Issue is to disseminate knowledge of research studies in the interface between psychology of music and music education. This Special Issue also encourages the dissemination of research in psychology of music which reports research methodologies with practical implications for music education. Articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese are welcome, as well as translations (or commentated versions) of original articles. Suggested topics for this Special Issue are:
- Cognition and music education
- Creativity and music education
- Feedback and music education
- Music and the brain
- Music and well-being
- Musical behaviour and development (childhood; adolescence; adults and older adults; and special needs)
- Musical learning and teaching (individual and in groups)
- Musical performance
- Technology and music education
Papers should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words (excluding title, abstract, keywords and references).  Submissions can be in English, Spanish or Portuguese, and should address at least one of the topics listed above. Researchers should avoid referring to their own names within the submitted papers. Acceptance of paper submissions will be determined by anonymous peer review. Researchers should pay close attention to proofreading and formatting in order to ensure that the submitted paper is sufficiently well-presented for publishing in the ORFEU's Special Issue in Psychology of Music. Please also make sure that you address any comments made by the peer reviewers in the review process.
Deadline for submissions: 18/02/2018 
*If you are not registered on the ORFEU Journal system, please register yourself as an author before submitting your paper.
Link for registration on the ORFEU Journal system
Link for author guidelines:
Should you have questions about any of the above points, feel free to write to, by writing on the subject area: "Psychology of Music".
Kind regards,
Dr. Luciana Hamond (Invited Editor, UDESC, Brazil)
Professor Graham Welch (Invited Editor, UCL-Institute of Education, UK)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fwd: PhD studentships in Music at the University of Huddersfield

Five fully-funded Music PhD studentships for 2018

The University of Huddersfield announces five new, fully-funded Music PhD studentships, for study in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology and analysis, to commence in October 2018. The studentships are attached to three programmes of research:

- ERC-funded project 'Interactive Research in Music as Sound': three 4-year studentships

- ERC-funded project 'Fluid Corpus Manipulation': one 3.5-year studentship  

- University of Huddersfield Studentship in Contemporary Music Studies: one 3-year studentship 

Each studentship offers a full fee-waiver and stipend at UK Research Council level. The studentships are open to UK, EU and international applicants. Successful applicants will join one of the UK's largest and liveliest postgraduate research communities in Music.

Deadline for applications is 15 January 2018. For further details and contact names, please follow the links above.



Prof Robert Adlington

Queen's Anniversary Prize Chair in Contemporary Music, University of Huddersfield

r.c.adlington -at-



University of Huddersfield inspiring tomorrow's professionals.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fwd: FW: Voice Geek Conference

Voice Geek Conference


Voice Workshop Ltd is organising a conference aimed at linking theory to practice and we have invited Ken Bozeman over as a key note speaker. We are currently calling for papers and the ethos of the conference is to to encourage new researchers to present alongside established pedagogues. 

Papers are solicited in all aspects of singing pedagogy but we especially welcome papers that bridge the gap between theory and practice. The conference link is

As a member of the IOE we are offering a 20% discount, conference rate £76.
This offer is not available online please book via email to quoting promo code IOE418

I trust this is okay?


Kind Regards

Dee Stallan P.A.

Voice Workshop Ltd

Office 21

North Colbea Business Centre

340 The Crescent




Office : (01206) 848421


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fwd: Deadline Extended: Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities at University of Kent, 1-4 July 2018


Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2018
University of Kent, 1-4 July

Keynote Speakers
Maaike Bleeker, Utrecht University
Margrethe Bruun Vaage, University of Kent
Eric Clarke, Oxford University
Amy Cook, Stony Brook University

Organisers: Melissa Trimingham and Nicola Shaughnessy, in association with the Centre for Cognition, Kinaesthetics and Performance.

Call for Papers

Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham (2014) and Oxford (2015), Helsinki (2016) and Stony Brook (2017) the 2018 conference aims once again to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance, theatre and dance studies, the visual and sonic arts, musicology and beyond. In accordance with the original purpose of the network, the aims of the conference are:

-to evolve new knowledge and practices for the analysis of culture and cultural objects, through engagement with the cognitive sciences;

-to assess how concepts from the cognitive sciences can in turn be approached using the analytical tools of humanities enquiry (historical, theoretical, contextual);

-to contest the nature/culture opposition whose legacy can be identified with the traditional and ongoing segregation of scientific and aesthetic knowledge.

Topics relevant to the conference include (but are not limited to):
Cognitive neuroscience and the arts     Interdisciplinary methodologies
Cognitive poetics                               Theory of mind
Conceptual blending                             Cognition and narrative
Spectatorship and participation                 Empirical aesthetics
The 4 Es                                        The science of creativity
The social mind                                 Material culture

Submission details
Please send 250-word proposals to by 5 January 2018. As well as 20-minute papers, we welcome contributions in a variety of formats, for example workshops, performance presentations, and posters. Abstracts should be included as Word file attachments. Please indicate clearly in your email whether your abstract is to be considered for a paper or as part of a panel, including the name of presenter(s), institutional affiliation(s) and email address(es). Proposers can expect to hear if their abstract has been accepted by 1 February 2018, and registration will open soon afterward.

Organising committee
Shaun May, Nicola Shaughnessy, Melissa Trimingham, Freya Vass-Rhee

Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities Steering Group
Amy Cook (Stony Brook University)
Karin Kukkonen (University of Oslo)
Peter Garratt (Durham University)
John Lutterbie (Stony Brook University)
Ben Morgan (University of Oxford)
Sowon Park (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Merja Polvinen (University of Helsinki)
Nicola Shaughnessy (University of Kent)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Fwd: SIG Music: New issue LONDON REVIEW OF EDUCATION 15(3), Nov 2017 - Music education in context, Assessment + Book reviews








General articles  with a shared interest in assessment


Special feature 

MUSIC EDUCATION IN CONTEXT Edited by Hilary McQUEEN (UCL Institute of Education, UK) and Maria VARVARIGOU (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

The power of music to enrich and enhance people's lives is well documented. There are so many examples of the positive impact of music education. The contexts in which people of all ages learn about music vary widely, yet each can provide an opportunity for engagement with music that can have both individual and more extensive benefits. At a time of financial constraints and global unrest, it is vital that the contribution of education in the arts, such as music, is kept to the fore. This feature draws on research and practice that illustrates the effect of music education in specific contexts. The result is a range of articles that demonstrates the extent to which music can provide a catalyst for individual, group and wider social benefits. The articles also provide an opportunity to think about teaching and learning more generally.


Book reviews


For more information contact Sally Sigmund at UCL IOE Press


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fwd: PhD Scholarships available in the York Music Psychology Group (YMPG)

The York Music Psychology Group (YMPG) at the Music Science and Technology Research Cluster invites applications for PhD in Music Psychology and related areas. 

A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.

The mstrc provides with outstanding facilities, a seminar series, a supportive community of interdisciplinary researchers, and a thriving environment that benefits from the broader musical activities of the department.

For 2018 there are up to seven scholarships available. The scholarship covers the UK/EU tuition fees and, for British students, a maintenance grant (£14,296 per year in 2016/17).

Applicants for WRoCAH studentships must have made an application for PhD study before the WRoCAH funding deadline of Friday 24th January 2018 at 5pm (GMT). For more information about the studentships including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the WRoCAH application page:

Please get in touch with me, Hauke Egermann (Director of YMPG) if you are interested in applying. 

Kind regards,

Dr. Hauke Egermann

****please have a look at my TEDx talk: *****

York Music Psychology Group (Director)
Music Science and Technology Research Cluster
Department of Music
University of York
Heslington, York
YO10 5DD, UK

Phone: +44 - 1904 - 324303

Room: MRC / 003

- my office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm -

Monday, November 20, 2017



Digital Music Research Network (DMRN+12) will take place in London on 19 December 2017.

Please pass on to colleagues and other researchers who may be interested.

Any 1-page papers using the template by Fri 24 November 2017 please!

Best wishes,





    DMRN+12: Digital Music Research Network 1-Day Workshop 2017

                                 Arts One Lecture Theatre
                          Queen Mary University of London

                                    Tue 19 December 2017





Keynote Speaker

Prof Augusto Sarti (Politecnico di Milano)

will talk on "Capturing and Rendering Spatial Audio".


Digital music is an important and fast-moving research area. Sophisticated
digital tools for the creation, generation and dissemination of music have
established clear synergies between music and leisure industries, the use of
technology within art, the creative industries and the creative economy.
Digital music research is emerging as a "transdiscipline" across the usual
academic boundaries of computer science, electronic engineering and music.

The Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) aims to promote research in the
area of Digital Music, by bringing together researchers from universities
and industry in electronic engineering, computer science, and music.

            DMRN will be holding its next 1-day workshop on
                       ** Tuesday 19 December 2017 **

The workshop will include invited and contributed talks, and posters will be
on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks.

The workshop will be an ideal opportunity for networking with other people
working in the area. There will also be an opportunity to continue
discussions after the Workshop in a nearby Pub/Restaurant.



Call for Contributions
You are invited to submit a proposal for a talk and/or a poster to be
presented at this event.
TALKS may range from the latest research, through research overviews or
surveys, to opinion pieces or position statements, particularly those likely

to be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience. Talks will be 20 minutes

including questions. Short announcements about other items of interest

(e.g., future events or other networks) are also welcome.
POSTERS can be on any research topic of interest to the members of the
network. Posters (A0 portrait) will be on display through the day, including

lunch break and coffee breaks.

Please submit your talk or poster proposal in the form of an 1-page paper using the
template in an email to giving the
following information about your presentation:
* Authors
* Title
* Abstract
* Preference for talk or poster (or "no preference").
EXTENDED 1-page paper submission deadline: Friday 24 November 2017.

For past proceedings, visit: DMRN+11 Proceedings


* 24 Nov 2017: EXTENDED 1-page paper submission deadline
*   1 Dec 2017: Notification of acceptance
  8 Dec 2017: Early Bird Registration deadline
* 19 Dec 2017: DMRN+12 Workshop
For further information, visit:

I look forward to seeing you in London in December!

Best wishes,
Panos Kudumakis, PhD

qMedia, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, E1 4NS, UK


Fwd: Like to host CSMC 2018?

The Steering Group for the Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC) invites colleagues interested in the area to submit a proposal for organising the next  conference, CSMC2018. Please contact Steven Jan ( or Robin Laney ( for informal discussion and/or to make a proposal. The conference is associated with the Journal of Creative Music Systems (

CSMC2017 was hosted by the Open University, Milton Keynes ( and CSMC2016 was hosted by the University of Huddersfield ( A review of CSMC2016 was published in the Journal of Creative Music Systems (

Robin Laney (on behalf of Steering Group)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fwd: CFP: songwriting special issue of JPME

the Journal of Popular Music Education invite papers for a special issue on songwriting, guest edited by Andrew West.

Songwriting has received increasing scholarly attention in recent years, commensurate with growth of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and expansion of songwriting provision in schools. Songwriting practices have evolved to encompass domains formerly the preserve of producers, engineers, composers, and arrangers. Songwriting can be found at the heart of work in music therapy, community projects, and big business. The realm of the genius, the muse, the pop culture icon, and the person on the street, songwriting to many people is at the core of what it means to be human.

We invite submissions reporting on empirical research and diverse disciplinary perspectives on topics including but not limited to songwriting issues in contexts of curriculum design, teaching and learning, assessment, history, music theory, collaboration and entrepreneurship, ideology, diversity, creativities, therapy, gender, improvisation, combined arts, disability, STEM, performance and performativity, spirituality, copyright, leisure perspectives, polemic, and politics.

In this songwriting special issue of the Journal of Popular Music Education, the editors continue to seek to define, delimit, debunk, disseminate, and disrupt practice and discourse in and around popular music education.

Please refer to JPME submission guidelines and Intellect style guide when preparing an submissions. 

Articles should be emailed to by 1 June 2018.

Gareth Dylan Smith, PhD
Manager of Program Effectiveness


Visit our JAM ZONE for free lessons and resources for music makers of all ages!

Fwd: ipads in HE Submissions SOON

Less than ne week until iPads in HE 2018 Extended Deadline 17th Nov!

The 3rd biennial iPads in Higher Education Conference, iHE 2018, will
be hosted by Bath Spa University in Bath, UK 10th - 13th April 2018.

We invite academics, researchers and industry professionals working
with iPads and mobile technologies to submit papers, posters and
workshops promote discussions, share new ideas, and engage creating
and enhancing learning spaces and the educational experience.

Academic papers will be published as open access in the Future of
Learning book series published by IOS Press. We can support industry
workshops, demonstrations and interactive presentations in our Commons

The conference will be held on our Newton Park campus, a mix of
heritage landscaping and architecture with high technology. During the
conference, you will have time to explore Bath, a unique destination
for visitors from around the world with a mix of heritage and history,
contemporary architecture, international and local cuisine.

iHE2018 : Bath, UK : 10th – 13th April 2018

Extended call for papers: 17th November 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas concert, UCL Chamber Music Club

Hi everyone,

Preparation for the CMC Christmas concert in the evening of Thurs 7th
December is under way and we are now recruiting musicians of all
instruments/voices who are interested in performing in this event. The
Christmas concert is a tradition that both new and old members always
enjoy for its festive atmosphere and the mince pies and wine

This year we have also decided to tailor the programme to your
interests and instruments, and so along with carols (which of course
the Christmas concert can't do without!), we could be looking at
cantatas, anthems and concertos. And of course, if you have a
particular piece in mind you wish to perform, do get in touch as well!

Rehearsals are usually Thursday evenings, to begin next Thursday, 9th
of November. Tentatively singers will rehearse 5-7pm and
instrumentalists 7-9pm, but that will be confirmed later and again
depends on the interests we receive. And of course, if you intend to
perform in a small ensemble (duo, piano trio etc), you are free to set
your own rehearsal schedule; we might be able to offer rehearsal

So do get in touch if you want to be a part of this festive tradition
and perform with us!

Best regards,

Jason Chan, UCL committee member and concert organiser

Fwd: Authors for score prefaces needed

Dear members of the list,

we want to invite you to contribute a preface for the music listed
below. It is an excerpt of 50 works from our collection of
compositions which we will publish in the next months in our series
REPERTOIRE EXPLORER (complete list see

Balakirev/Cassela - Islamey
Benedict, Julius - Symphony Op. 101
Bizet / arr. Weingartner - Variations Chromatiques
Blumenfeld, Felix - Symphonie Op. 39
Boieldieu. Francois Adrien - Ma tante Aurore, overture
Casella, Alfredo - Le Couvent sur l'eau
Casella, Alfredo - Partita
Chevillard, Camille - Fantaisie Symphonique, Op.10
Clementi, Muzio - Sinfonia in Si Bemolle Maggiore Op.18 Nr.1
Donizetti, Gaetano - Preludio funebre
Gernsheim, Friedrich - Fantasiestück für Violine Op. 33
Gershwin, George - An American in Paris
Graener, Paul - Konzert für Klavier und Orchester op.72
Henriques, Fini - Volund Smed, Suite
Humperdinck, Engelbert / arr. Fried, Oskar - Fantasie über Motive aus
Hänsel und Gretel
Jadassohn, Salomon - Serenade Nr,3 A-Dur op. 47
Kallstenius, Edvin - Dalsland Rhapsodie op.22
Klenau, Paul von - Die Lästerschule
Klenau, Paul von - Symphony No.7
Klughardt, August - Die Grablegung Christi
Kuhlau, Friederich - Roverborgen overture
Lachner, Franz - Suite No.1
Lyapunov, Sergey - Polonaise
Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell - La belle dame sans merci
Madetoja, Leevi - Symphony No.1
Massenet, Jules - Le Portrait de Manon
Melartin, Errki - Symphonie Nr.6
Mirecki, Franciszek - Symfonia
Moszkowski, Moritz - Violinkonzert
Nicodé, Jean Louis - Introduction und Scherzo op.11
Olsen, Ole - Asgaardsreisen op.10
Rangström, Ture - Symphoni No.2
Reznicek, Emil von - Symphonische Suite
Reznicek, Emil von - Tanzsymphonie
Ritter, Alexander - Der faule Hans
Roman, Johann Helmich - Symphonies I - III
Rubinstein, Anton - Adagio und Scherzo for orchestra
Saint-Saens, Camille - Coeli Enarrant op.42
Salieri, Antonio - Les Danaides overture
Schreker, Franz - Der Geburtstag der Infantin (Fassung 1908)
Schulhoff, Erwin - Double Concerto
Schumann, Robert / arr. Reinecke, Carl - Bilder aus dem Osten Op.66
for orchestra
Sekles, Bernhard - Kleine Suite for orchestra Op. 21
Sommer, Hans - Lorelei
Spontini, Gaspare - Julie, overture
Telemann, Georg Philipp - Pimpinone
Thieriot, Ferdinand - Serenade für Orchester F - Dur op.44
Vogel, Wladimir - Ritmica Ostinata
Ysaÿe, Eugène - Harmonies di Soir, Brabanconne

The series is dedicated to unjustly neglected works, which are no
longer available or were never available before. We hope that our
scores will help this music revive and survive. The catalogue on our
website will allow a survey of the fundamental idea of
our publication work. We would be very happy, if you forwarded this
letter to your colleagues, students and friends.

Greetings from Munich
Peter Dietz

Musikproduktion Höflich
Enhuberstrasse 6-8 Rgb.
D - 80333 München
Tel 089 - 52 20 81
Fax 089 - 52 54 11

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fwd: MISTEC Conference - NYU Prague July 8-12, 2018.

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, the Music In Schools and Teacher Education Commission
(MISTEC) 2018 pre-conference seminar will be held in Prague from the
8th-12th July. I'm writing to remind you that submissions for MISTEC
2018 are due in the next two weeks. The Call is found here: and we hope you consider submitting
a presentation.

Also, just a reminder that as part of the inclusive, boutique-style
pre-conference seminar that MISTEC is renowned for, we provide
practical support for accommodation and food for presenters of spoken
papers and workshops. In 2018, to encourage presentation from areas
where funding is not available for travel, we will have 3 travel
awards available (to the value of US$1200 each). Those wishing to be
considered for the travel awards must indicate as much in their

Please share widely the information about the travel awards offered
this time. And don't forget to get your submission in before the 15th
of November!

All the best,
The MISTEC Commissioners:
Julie Ballantyne
Smaragda Chrysostomou
Alex Ruthmann
Marie-Louise Bowe
María-Cecilia Jorquera-Jaramillo
Bradley Merrick

Facebook group for MISTEC:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fwd: Sound Talking - 3 November at the London Science Museum - final schedule

** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of
the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and
aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the
shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously
managed by the Institute of Musical Research. ** MESSAGE FOLLOWS:
Please find the updated programme below.
For catering purposes we kindly request that you book before the end
of the week.

an interdisciplinary workshop on 'language describing sound / sound
emulating language'

Friday 3 November 2017, London Science Museum

Info and registration:

Sound Talking is a one-day event at the London Science Museum that
seeks to explore the complex relationships between language and sound,
both historically and in the present day. It aims to identify the
perspectives and methodologies of current research in the
ever-widening field of sound studies, and to locate productive
interactions between disciplines.

Bringing together audio engineers, psychiatrists, linguists,
musicologists, and historians of literature and medicine, we will be
asking questions about sound as a point of linguistic engagement. We
will consider the terminology used to discuss sound, the invention of
words that capture sonic experience, and the use and manipulation of
sound to emulate linguistic descriptions. Talks will address singing
voice research, improving film accessibility through audio, new music
production tools, auditory neuroscience, sounds in literature, and the
sounds of the insane asylum.

Updated programme
- Maria Chait (UCL Ear Institute) - The auditory system as the brain's
early warning system
- Jonathan Andrews (Newcastle University) - Bedlam as soundscape:
Noise at early modern Bethlem
- Melissa Dickson (University of Oxford) - Sounding out the body: The
nineteenth-century stethoscope and the language of the heart
- Mariana Lopez (University of York) - The language of sound: Creating
accessible film experiences for visually impaired audiences
HISTORIC ARTEFACT DISPLAY (Aleks Kolkowski) - make your own wax
cylinder recording, and more!
- David Howard (Royal Holloway University of London) - The sound of
voice and voice of sound
- Brecht De Man (Queen Mary University of London) - "A bit more
ooomph": The language of music production
- Mandy Parnell (Black Saloon Studios) - Artistic direction: The
various languages
- Trevor Cox (Salford University) - Categories for quotidian sounds

The £30 fee covers lunch, breaks, and the wine reception.

For more information, visit or contact the workshop chairs:
Melissa Dickson <>
Brecht De Man <>




Brecht De Man
Postdoctoral researcher
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary University of London

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
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