Monday, March 5, 2018

Fwd: Short online listening test


We are conducting a series of listening tests and we would like you to participate. We are hoping to get as many candidates as possible, as soon as possible, to add more results to our body. The test itself should be conducted in a quiet environment either with headphones or loudspeakers.

The tests is broken up into two parts. You do not need to do both back-to-back (and I would advise you to take a break), however the tests are not strenuous to complete. Each test will load a lot of audio, so please be patient during the loading stage (it is not uncommon for the interface to feel unresponsive as all the assets load in) and read the instructions carefully.

Each part of the test is being completed in about 15 minutes. 
Please do send this around (to colleagues, students, and other groups). 
Part 1: 
Part 2: 
Thank you all very much for participating in this study.
Best wishes, 


Monday, February 26, 2018

Fwd: Engineering Performance | CPS Distinguished Lecture | 6:15pm, 12 March 2018 | Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music

Dear Colleague,

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural Distinguished Lecture
of the Centre for Performance Science (CPS), a partnership of the
Royal College of Music and Imperial College London

Engineering Performance
by Professor Nigel Brandon OBE FREng
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London

6:15pm, 12 March 2018
Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music

The event will include a performance by RCM students and RCM Director
Colin Lawson, along with a panel discussion.

Tickets are free and can be booked online:

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,
Aaron Williamon and Roger Kneebone


The CPS is a partnership of
Royal College of Music | Imperial College London

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fwd: Deadline reminder: Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research conference

Deadline reminder: Abstracts should be submitted by 5th March 2018 (see below)


SEMPRE conference 

Collaborative Approaches to Music and Wellbeing Research
School of Music, University of Leeds

9-10 November 2018


Proposals for papers are invited on any topic relating to collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research, including (but not restricted to) practical matters, critical appraisals, educational, psychological and theoretical perspectives. The conference will also include a poster display. Contributions are welcome from researchers at all levels and are especially encouraged from postgraduate students and researchers early in their careers. Please send abstracts for papers (200 words) and posters (100 words) via email to Dr Freya Bailes/Dr Karen Burland, School of Music, University of Leeds ( by 5th March 2018.

Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research ...

Proposals for papers are invited on any topic relating to collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research, including (but not restricted to) practical ...



Dr Karen Burland

Head of the School of Music

Associate Professor of Music Psychology

Reviews Editor British Journal of Music Education


School of Music

University of Leeds

Leeds, LS2 9JT


Phone: 0113 3432579

PA: Jane Ford - 0113 3432589.



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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fwd: Final CfP: KOSMOS Workshop "Mind Wandering and Visual Mental Imagery in Music", May 16-19, 2018 at HU Berlin

This is a reminder of the Call for Posters. Deadline for submissions
is 28 Feb 2018.
[Apologies for cross-posting]

KOSMOS Workshop
"Mind Wandering and Visual Mental Imagery in Music"
Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Medienwissenschaft
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
May 16-19, 2018

Confirmed speakers

Prof. Rolf Inge Godøy (University of Oslo)
Prof. Jörg Fachner (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr Ruth Herbert (University of Kent)
Dr Rebecca Schaefer (University of Leiden)
Dr Anthony Gritten (Royal Academy of Music)
Dr Daniel Margulies (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig)
Dr Sebastian Stober (University of Potsdam)

The KOSMOS Workshop will be led by Dr Mats Küssner (HU Berlin), Dr
Liila Taruffi (FU Berlin), Dr Georgina Floridou (University of
Sheffield), and Prof. Tuomas Eerola (Durham University).

Call for Posters

The ability to create a life in the mind is one of the most
fascinating human capacities, and of interest to scholars in the
cognitive sciences and humanities alike. Mind wandering is a very
frequent mental activity that is defined as a shift of our attention
away from the external perceptual environment towards
internally-oriented, self-generated thoughts. These thoughts naturally
flow over time and vary in their content dimensions (e.g., temporal
focus, valence, intentionality) and form (images, music, speech,
words). Mental images can create vivid experiences as our minds start
to wander, and play a major role in creative processes as well as the
perception of art. While researchers have investigated the
significance and nature of visual mental imagery in connection with
literature or visual arts, relatively little is known about the
mechanisms and functions underlying mind wandering and visual mental
imagery in music, even though recent evidence suggests that this is a
common phenomenon. The central research question of this KOSMOS
Workshop is thus what are the cognitive, affective, aesthetic, neural
and phenomenological dimensions of the link between mind wandering,
visual mental imagery and music.

Proposals for posters will be welcomed from researchers in any
discipline from the sciences, social sciences or humanities that may
be able to advance a comprehensive understanding of mind wandering and
visual mental imagery in music.
The following non-exhaustive list illustrates some of the issues to be
discussed at the workshop:

- What is the nature of the link between music listening and visual
mental imagery?
- What are the functional uses of mind wandering and visual mental
imagery in music (e.g., evocation of emotion, enhancing
creativity/creative problem solving)?
- How do structural properties of the music relate to contents of mind
wandering during music listening?
- To what extent does music-elicited mental visual imagery overlap
with perceptual processes in our brain (e.g., in the primary visual
- How do mind wandering and visual mental imagery affect emotional
responses to music (and vice versa)? What is the nature of these
- To what extent do inter-individual differences in personality traits
play a role for mind wandering and visual mental imagery during music
- How does basic research on mind wandering and visual mental imagery
in music inform applications of music in health and wellbeing?

Submissions should be made electronically in Word or PDF format to by 28 Feb 2018. Please provide your name,
postal and email addresses, and any institutional affiliation on the
first page. Start your abstract on the second page and write no more
than 250 words.

We aim to notify all applicants about the outcome of the reviewing
process by the end of March 2018.

Travel bursaries for early-career researchers

The format of the KOSMOS Workshop particularly welcomes the
participation of early-career researchers (MA/PhD students and
Post-Docs). We are able to provide a limited number of travel
bursaries to help cover some of the costs of attending the KOSMOS
Workshop. To be eligible for a travel bursary, you must be a full- or
part-time student or an unwaged delegate who has been accepted to
participate in the KOSMOS Workshop. To apply, please provide the
following information on a separate sheet of paper: name, affiliation,
contact address, email, status, country of residence and amount of
funding sought. Please explain why you are unable to obtain funding
from other sources and how attendance of this KOSMOS Workshop benefits
your future research. Please submit your application for a travel
bursary together with your proposal for a poster by 28 Feb 2018.

This KOSMOS Workshop is generously supported by
- Future Concept resources of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin through
the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government and its
Federal States
- The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at HU Berlin
- The Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
- Guger technologies (g.tec)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fwd: Call for papers London International Piano Symposium 2018

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

The London International Piano Symposium:

Researching at the Interface between
Science and the Art of Piano Performance


                                 Royal Academy of Music

                                     October 28-30th 2018                          

The London International Piano Symposium (LIPS) is committed to enabling world-leading research at the interface between science, medicine and the art of piano performance.  This is a dynamic initiative in which we offer an internationally distinctive and varied programme intended to enrich the approach by performers, academics and pedagogues to performance itself.

We now welcome abstracts for papers and lecture recitals, which address all issues concerning piano performance.

15th April: Submission deadline
15th June: Notification of submission decision

Details to be announced on February 19th, go to:


Cristine MacKie


London International Piano Symposium

Artistic Director of More Music

Artistic Director of More Music 

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Application pack can be found at  

Deadline: 2nd March 2018, 5pm 

 Interviews: 20th and 21st March 2018 

Location: Morecambe, Lancashire

More Music is a community music education charity with a reputation for outstanding work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. 

After 25 years our founder and current Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Pete Moser, will be leaving us with a superb legacy and reputation.

Following an organisational restructure we are now seeking a new Artistic Director who will be the lead person for our organisationThe role of Chief Executive will be a shared responsibility across our Leadership Team.

The difference we make to people's lives is at the core of our values and mission and as such you will have an excellent understanding and commitment to inclusivity, engagement and diversity and be able to embrace this across all our programmes and activities.

You will be a dynamic, inspirational and creative leader who can articulate our vision internally and externally.

You may already be leading an organisation, or looking to make this next step. You will be well networked with a proven track record and credibility in your field.

 You will have experience of being a creative producer, programmer or practitioner and able to inspire, lead and mentor our team of creative practitioners.

In addition to your creative experience you will be a confident advocate and communicator, acting as the main champion for our organisation, maintaining, forging and fostering strong and successful relationships with funders and stakeholders and internally with staff.

Working closely with our Director of Finance and Operations and Director of Communities and Engagement, you will make a significant contribution to our business planning, effective operation and people management.

You will contribute to ensuring we remain responsive and flexible to a rapidly changing cultural and funding environment, helping secure future resources and opportunities from a variety of sources and ensure our future resilience.

To apply please visit: 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

vacancy for a University Professor (m/f) with extensive practical grounding in Music School Research

Advertisement of a vacancy for a University Professor (m/f) with extensive practical grounding in Music School Research

in accordance with § 99 Section 1 of the Austrian Universities Act (Universitätsgesetz) at the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.



As part of its research focus on Music School Research, the Institute for Culture Management and Gender Studies (IKM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) has a vacancy for a University Professor (m/f) of


Music School Research


which it expects to fill from 1 April 2018.


Full/part time: Part time (50%)

Contract type: Fixed-term contract valid for 2 years and 10 months

Minimum salary: Under the terms of the collective agreement the minimum monthly salary is €2,502.55, paid 14 times per annum. A higher salary, contingent on qualifications and previous experience, may be the subject of appointment negotiations.




·      A PhD degree from an Austrian university or equivalent qualification from a university in another country in a subject relevant to the position to the filled

·      Outstanding scientific qualification for the position to be filled evidenced by publications in relevant fields

·      Accomplishments analogous to a postdoctoral lecturing qualification or a praxis-related research focus in the field of music schools as cultural institutions.



·      Experience of teaching and supervising scientific papers

·      Thorough knowledge and application of relevant research on music schools as cultural institutions in a practical context

·      Knowledge of the practice-oriented implementation of relevant research

·      Experience of attracting third-party funding

·      The necessary pedagogical or teaching experience in the fields of professional training and/or further education

·      Expertise in the field of transdisciplinary research approaches

·      Willingness to work as part of a team and experience of working in a team

·      Active involvement in national and international research networks and partnerships

·      International connections that go beyond the German-speaking countries




·      Teaching and research in the field of music schools as cultural institutions

·      Conception and establishment of a research network of national, international and European partners engaged in the research focus music schools as cultural institutions of the mdw at the IKM

·      Developing, participating in and conducting research projects in the field of music schools as cultural institutions

·      Transdisciplinary interlinking with existing focal areas of cultural studies and music teaching at the mdw

·      Participating in organisational and administrative tasks, committees and evaluation measures for the mdw and IKM


Applications should quote reference number GZ 460/18 and be sent in writing enclosing a CV, list of publications and a summary of previous teaching and lecturing activities to the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Abteilung für Personalmanagement, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Wien. The deadline for submitting applications is 7 March 2018 (date as postmark). Application documents will not be returned.


As an employer, the mdw-University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is committed to treating all qualified applicants equally regardless of their gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, ideology, age or disability.

The University is interested in increasing the share of female employees in research, artistic and general positions and especially in management positions and therefore expressly invites applications from qualified female applicants.


Please note that applicants are not entitled to any reimbursement of travelling expenses or other expenses incurred as a result of the selection procedure.





Mag.a Ulrike Sych, Rector