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
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
Skype: brechtdeman
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Fwd: Call for participation /// Research Networking Day @ CTM-Festival Berlin

Forwarded by request:

Call for papers:
Research Networking Day at CTM-Festival 2018 "Turmoil"(Berlin)
Date: 27.1.2018 | 12:00 - 18:00 | Kunstquartier Bethanien (Studio 1)

In Collaboration with Humboldt University's Department of Musicology.

RND provides a platform to exchange ideas and experiences for students
and researchers from different European graduate and postgraduate
programs traversing the fields of audio, arts, media, design and
related theoretical disciplines. Students and researchers present
projects and findings connected to the CTM 2018 festival theme Turmoil
( in 10-minute
sessions, linked by several discussion rounds and completed by a
keynote lecture.

CTM 2018 ( will take
place from 26 January to 4 February 2018 at various Berlin venues,
including longtime partners like Berghain, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and
Kunstquartier Bethanien. The festival's nighttime programme is
supported by an exhibition, installations, a MusicMakers Hacklab, and
a Discourse programme of talks, panels, workshops, and film

This call seeks innovative and critical submissions from all areas of
study addressing the scope of music and emotion. We invite students
and junior scientists to present their research at an international
platform that provides a good opportunity to meet various colleagues
and researchers working on related ideas. Persons pursuing higher
levels of research/studies are also welcome to submit a proposal.
Presentations should take place in English.

Please send your presentation proposal with an abstract of max. 200
words and a short bio to with subject: RND
Turmoil. Application deadline: 30 November 2017.
The presentation programme will be announced before the holidays.

Unfortunately we cannot grant any funding for travel and
accommodation, but participants will receive a CTM 2018 festival pass.

For questions or further details please contact:

Best wishes,
Dahlia Borsche

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fwd: Head of Research Vacancy - Nordoff Robbins

Vacancy Head of Research

Salary: £38,254 pa plus £1,500 London Weighting pa

Location: London, NW5 1PQ

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person to
lead our small team of researchers (currently including researcher,
data analyst and a research assistant) in pursuing a portfolio of
research and impact evaluation activities which support the charity's
work across a wide range of settings across England and Wales.

Nordoff Robbins is the UK's largest provider of music therapy services
after the NHS. We train our own music therapists on our Master of
Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins): Music, Health, Society programme and
also run a music therapy MPhil / PhD programme (both of which are
validated by Goldsmiths, University of London): there are
opportunities for the post holder to contribute to each of these
programmes. The main focus of the post, however, is to lead and manage
a portfolio of research and impact evaluation activities which support
the work of the charity.

Given the attention to empirical detail and the focus on
personal-musical experience within the Nordoff Robbins tradition, as
well as the turn to the social in music therapy more generally in
recent years, we require the post holder to be particularly
experienced in qualitative methodologies. However, it is also
important that they are able to make use of quantitative methods and
to support researchers' work across the methodological spectrum.

We anticipate attracting applications from candidates whose PhDs and
subsequent research experience lies in the fields of music therapy,
music sociology, music psychology or other related fields.

The post has become vacant following the appointment of the current
post holder to a prestigious position at the Royal College of Music.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit the
careers section on our website:

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm Friday 13th October 2017.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fwd: Music SIG - Monday 6 November 2017 at 11:30-13:00 in room 804

Please note that there will be TWO seminars on Monday 6 November – details of the other seminar have already been circulated


Music Education Special Interest Group





"The development of spirituality through alternative pedagogies in Brazilian Higher Music Education"


Dr Heloisa Feichas. Music School, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Date: Monday 6 November 2017


Time: 11:30–13:00


Room: 804, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL


Further details are available from David Baker,


All are welcome






This presentation will discuss how concepts of spirituality can be related to alternative pedagogies in Higher Music Education. Firstly, concepts of spirituality will be examined within music education. This will be followed by a discussion of how the development of human competences in educational contexts leads to spiritual values, thus creating possibilities for a critical spirituality. After that, Paulo Freire's (2011) principles of "Pedagogy of autonomy" will be examined and connected with alternative pedagogies based on collaborative values. Finally, there will be reflections concerning the potential of informal learning for shifting the paradigm from an individual to collective approach. In doing so, there will be illustrations of how some of the pedagogical approaches from informal learning practices, and non-formal teaching in Brazilian Higher Music Education, contribute to raising students' consciousness and triggering spiritual values. These approaches are called a "pedagogy of integration" containing aspects of creative and collaborative learning rooted in Freire's humanist educational view. Here, essential elements in Freire's work, which advocate the conscientization of individuals within the process of education, link with values of spiritual development.



Presenter biography


Heloisa Feichas gained her PhD in Music Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has recently finished post-doctoral work at UNESP (the State University of São Paulo, Brazil) focussing on Paulo Freire's ideas and collaborative learning concepts. Heloisa is Senior Lecturer within the Music School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. She is also an active pianist performing Brazilian popular music in a variety of ensembles. Her main research interests are popular music and the sociology of music education. Heloisa has worked in cooperation with Music School of Pitea, Luleå University in Sweden and also with Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London for their Connect project.