Wednesday, September 25, 2013
October from 5.15 -6.45 in RNCM Lecture Theatre.
The 2013-14 series programme is available at:
and can also be accessed via the RNCM Research Forum page at
We open the series on Wednesday 2 October. 5.15 -6.45 with Dr David
- Virtuosic Instruments
Performers often discover that even challenging pieces may be
idiomatically written for the instrument or voice. But equally, does
the nature of the medium inspire musical ideas? And if so, can
investigation inform performance? This presentation considers a number
of works from various historical periods, with performed
Research Forum is open to all and there is free admission.
We look forward to welcoming you to another year of the RNCM Research Forum.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Dr Evangelos Himonides
Institute of Education
University of London
From: Caroline E Waddington <C.E.Waddington@2011.hull.ac.uk>
Date: 24 September 2013 13:15
Subject: Registration Open: SEMPRE Music and Empathy Conference and SEMPRE Student Study Day
** The Music and Science list is managed by the Institute of Musical Research (www.music.sas.ac.uk) as a bulletin board and discussion forum for researchers working at the shared boundaries of science and music. ** MESSAGE FOLLOWS:
Leaders of professional organisations promoting research in music will gather at the Institute of Musical Research, Senate House, London on Friday 25 October, 2013 at 5pm, for the official launch of the Music Research Consortium UK (MRC-UK). Invited guests include scholars, industry professionals and policy makers from across the UK.
MRC-UK has developed links between eighteen bodies that promote musical research and the exchange of ideas. It aims to co-ordinate national and international initiatives and responses concerning music research practice and policy on behalf of the participating organisations in order to promote evidence-based policy and practice that draws explicitly on the latest international research.
'The establishment of the Music Research Consortium UK is a timely – perhaps overdue – initiative that brings together the highly-varied forms of musical research and gives them a forum for discussion and, when needed, a single voice' (Mark Everist; President, The Royal Musical Association and Convener, MRC-UK).
Note to Editors:
· Mission Statement
· List of MRC-UK members
· Website: www.music-research.ac.uk
Contact: Dr Evangelos Himonides, SEMPRE Electronic Media Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
MRC-UK aims to:
· Support and promote the scholarly study of music and musical activity in all its forms;
· Promote collaboration between the participating organisations and the wider national and international community in order to enhance understanding and to encourage and support research events, strategy and dissemination;
· Co-ordinate national and international initiatives and responses concerning music research practice and policy on behalf of the participating organisations in order to promote evidence-based policy and practice that draws explicitly on the latest international research;
· Provide practical help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of communication and collaboration between participating organisations;
· Encourage cross-disciplinary discussion on issues such as ontology, epistemology, theoretical consistency and methodology;
· Develop links with practitioners and professional bodies to promote musical research and the exchange of ideas.
Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production (ASARP)
British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE)
British Music Society (representing c40 composer organisations)
British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT)
English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
Galpin Society (representing multiple instrument societies)
Institute of Acoustics (IoA)
International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) - UK and Ireland
International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) - UK and Ireland
Music and Philosophy Study Group
Music Libraries Trust
National Association for Music in Higher Education (NAMHE)
Plainsong and Medieval Music Society (PMMS)
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM UK)
Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM UK)
Royal Musical Association (RMA)
Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
Society for Music Analysis (SMA)
Sound and Music