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-



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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 -