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-



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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