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.



Friday, September 29, 2017


Dear Music & Science people,

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 abstracts by 17 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 abstract
(1 page of A4, see template) in an email to
giving the
following information about your presentation:
* Authors
* Title
* Abstract
* Preference for talk or poster (or "no preference").

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 17 November 2017.

For past proceedings, visit: DMRN+11 Proceedings


* 17 Nov 2017: Abstract 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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fwd: Music SIG - Monday 6 November 2017 at 4.30-5.30 in room 938

Please note that there will be TWO seminars on Monday 6th; details of the other seminar to follow



Music Education Special Interest Group


Research Seminar Announcement


'Taking Race Live': creating an inclusive music curriculum


Dr Helen Julia Minors, Kingston University, London


Date: Monday 6th November 2017


Time: 4.30 – 5.30 pm


Room: 938


Further details from David Baker,  


All are welcome


In response to constructing an inclusive music curriculum in HE, the funded project "Taking Race Live" (2014-2017) seeks to positively validate students' prior experience while enhancing their engagement through a variety of student-led trips, practical learning, and critical discussion of issues central to employability skills. Appointing student partners, the project worked on a principal of distributed leadership, to encourage students to learn a wide range of skills encompassing people-event-time management, which we hoped would impact positively on students' confidence, resilience and sense of inclusion.


Kingston University has a KPI regarding the BAME attainment gap. The work of this project demonstrates, through qualitative/quantitative analysis, that an inclusive curriculum and research with student partners is able to produce significant results. The qualitative feedback conveys a wide variety of benefits regarding employment and critical thinking. This project runs in collaboration between Music and Sociology (to 2016), and has been expanded to encompass both TV and Dance (2016-2017) in order to demonstrate how the methods of the project can be expanded university-wide. Having won the University's "Rose Award" for "Teaching, Learning and Assessment Research" (October 2016), the project has received wide recognition. Initial results were presented as part of the Higher Education Race Action Group (2016), ISME (2016), and used as a HEFCE case study (2015). Now ready to present qualitative/quantitative results of a longitudinal student of level 5 music students, the student focus groups, student data (including retention and retention) and wider staff-student feedback offer significant insights into constructing and applying an inclusive curriculum. This paper critically questions and demonstrates an inclusive HE music curriculum. It concludes with actions for the current academic year and suggestions for the wider HE music context.


Dr. Helen Julia Minors is Head of Department of Music and Associate Professor of Music at Kingston University, London. She is currently the elected chair of the National Association for Music in Higher Education. She has published widely including: Music, Text and Translation (Bloomsbury 2013); book chapters in Bewegungen zwischen Hören und Sehen. Denkbewegungen über Bewegungskünste (Verlag Koenigshausen Neumann 2012), Musique française: esthétique et identité en mutation 1892-1992 (Delatour 2012), Erik Satie: Art, Music and Literature (Ashgate 2013), The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research (Routledge 2016), Opera and Translation: Eastern and Western Perspectives (John Benjamins 2017) and Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture (Routledge 2017); and articles in Opera Quarterly (2006), Dance Research (2009), Ars Lyrica (2011), Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique (2012), Choreologica: The Journal of European Association of Dance Historians (2013) and London Review of Education (2017). Funded research projects have included: Translating Music Network (AHRC 2013-2014) and Taking Race Live (Access Funding 2015-2017).




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fwd: Post at Berkeley

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley,
invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of
Assistant Professor in the areas of Music and Technology, with an
expected start date of July 1, 2018.

We seek applicants with a record of research in the fields of music
and technology through any combination of journal publications,
technological innovations, associated work in composition, sound art,
or trans-disciplinary collaboration. The ideal candidate will present
new visions for the research agenda at the Center for New Music and
Audio Technologies (CNMAT).

Follow this link for more details and to submit application materials:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fwd: iPads in HE 2018 Call for Papers Update

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

Revised call for papers: 29th September 2017

We understand some of you have encountered problems submitting your
papers to EasyChair, we apologise for this and have resolved the
issue. We have also revised our deadline for submissions. Proceedings
will be published open source and selected papers will be released in
a special edition journal.

Submission information

Long papers (5k-6k words) – 20 minute presentation +10 min Q&A
Short papers (2k-3k words) – 10 minute presentation +5 min Q&A

*Revised Submission Deadline : Friday 29th September 2017*
Accept/Reject Notification and feedback: Friday 10th November 2017
Camera-Ready Submission of all papers: Friday 19th January 2018
Publication of programme: Monday 19th February 2018

Emerging from the Art+DesignLab in Cyprus, through the first
conference in Paphos in 2014 and most recently at San Francisco
university, iPads in Higher Education provides a unique platform for
sharing experiences, engaging in debate, and inspiring new approaches
to enhancing learning and teaching.

Our students expect fast and free, they expect to be able to access
and engage using their phones and other devices as part of their
learning and our staff expect to use devices to be proactive and
creative scholars. We know more about our data and are more concerned
than ever before about security and protecting our privacy in this
ever changing world.

Since its introduction in 2010 the iPad, like the iPhone, has
fundamentally changed our perception of mobile devices, providing us
with opportunities to alter the way in which we engage students.
Increasingly, new devices such as Google Pixel, Microsoft's Surface,
and mobile phone technologies have also positioned themselves as
viable tools for enhancing student engagement.

The conference will explore and facilitate discourse around the role
of iPads and other emerging mobile technologies in education,
research, culture, and policy.

Pedagogy & Instruction

This category covers the use of mobile technologies to enhance student
learning and engagement on any level, from primary school to graduate
and post-graduate studies.

- Assessing educational apps
- Instructional innovations
- Faculty professional development
- Assessing educational apps
- Collaborative, project-based and context-based learning
- Engagement with Learning Management Systems/Virtual Learning Environments

Research & Theory

Papers and presentations in this category could include the use of
theory in mobile technology research, a comparison of research
methods, innovative approaches to research, ethical considerations in
research, and challenges with conducting research using mobile

- Empirical research on the instructional use of mobile devices
- Case studies on the instructional use of mobile devices
- Action research with mobile devices
- Pilot projects
- Research in App creation

Emerging Mobile Technologies

Topics in this category could address newer mobile technologies,
including both devices and apps. These sessions could be more
informative rather than research-based, and could include less formal
experiences using new technologies.

- Evaluation of iPads and other mobile devices
- Mobile creativity tools
- Enabling flexible learning
- Virtuality
- App production
- Augmented Reality
- Immersive environments

Culture, Policy & Ethics

Culture – defined in the broad disciplines of sociology, anthropology
and psychology; Policy – defined in terms of administration in the
adaptation of mobile technologies or the study of explicit and
implicit actions reflected in a learning environment/institution;
Ethics – ethical considerations of mobile technology, including but
not limited to areas such as privacy, permission and security.

- Using BYOD or institutional devices
- Developing a mobile strategy
- App creation
- Research issues
- Students as co-creators
- Teaching in schools
- Vlogs
- Use of web tools
- Social media strategies
- Data management

The Location
Listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the city of Bath is famous
for its beautiful architecture, iconic sights and fascinating history,
all of which attracted visitors for thousands of years. The city was
founded upon natural hot springs with the steaming water playing a key
role throughout its history. Lying in the heart of the city the Roman
Baths were constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising
complex. It is now one of the best preserved Roman remains in the

The conference is hosted by Bath Spa University

More information at

Neil Glen MA RCA