Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fwd: PhD scholarships


> PhD scholarships
>
> AHRC-funded 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training welcomes applications for doctoral scholarships to pursue a PhD at Plymouth University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) in the UK.
>
> More information on ICCMR is available here: http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk
>
> Candidates wishing to apply should submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) by Jan 03, 2010 by 22:00.
>
> Instructions here: http://3d3research.co.uk/information/expressions-of-interest/
>
> ICCMR welcomes proposals to work on pioneering new technologies and approaches to computer-aided musical creativity including, but not limited to:
>
> (a) Unconventional Sound and Music Computing, in particular to develop interactive Bio-computing technology & n-AI (natural-Artificial Intelligence). More info & impact:
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31655846
>
> https://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2015/feb/09/slime-mould-and-researcher-set-to-play-piano-duet
>
>
> (b) Exploring the potential of Quantum Computing for music. More info & impact:
>
> https://www.wired.com/2016/07/quantum-computers-dont-make-sense-one-makes-music/
>
> http://magazine.viterbi.usc.edu/fall-2016/articles/superposition/
>
>
> (c) Evolutionary Computing modelling for musical creativity, in particular involving voice/singing. More info & impact:
>
> http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v474/n7349/full/474035a.html
>
> http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9781846285998
>
>
> Should you wish to discuss your EoI and/or other ideas before you submit it, please contact Prof Eduardo Miranda by e-mail:
>
> eduardo DOT miranda AT plymouth DOT ac DOT uk
>
>
> Small print: before you proceed, please note:
>
> a) UK citizens are eligible for full scholarship: fees + stipend (3 years).
> b) Non-UK EU citizens are eligible for full fees only (3 years) but in exceptional cases the university may fund an additional stipend to successful candidates (It is worth trying anyway).
> c)  Non-EU/UK citizens are not eligible for this scholarship.
>

Monday, November 28, 2016

cfp: 10th biennial International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

Call for Papers – one week to deadline



The organizing committee of the 10th biennial International Symposium
on the Sociology of Music Education and the Institute of Contemporary
Music Performance are pleased to announce a call for papers. We
welcome proposals from a broad range of perspectives, related to
sociology and music education. Colleagues are invited to submit
individual papers (twenty minutes, plus five minutes for discussion)
or panels of three to five presenters (50 minutes, plus 10 minutes for
discussion). Topics of particular interest include, but are not
limited to, sociological studies of music education that relate to:



· Communities of musical practice

· Music, multimedia, and online learning

· Transdisciplinary, hybrid and sound-based music

· Power and (symbolic) violence

· Aspiration and social mobility

· Social justice and citizenship

· Feminist, gender, queer and trans theories

· Punk, hip-hop and anarchist pedagogies

· Critical studies of creativity

· Practice-led and arts-based research methods

· Music making, leisure, cultural participation

· Intergenerational learning, health and creative aging

· Internationalization and globalization

· Neoliberalization of schooling and higher education

· Public–private partnerships

· Religion and spirituality

· An age of polarized politics

· An anti-intellectual age



We also welcome proposals for 60-minute performance/teaching workshops
that illustrate effective practical responses to social issues in
music. Please contact Gareth Dylan Smith with any informal enquiries
at gareth.smith@icmp.ac.uk.



Abstracts should be 300-350 words in length, and should be accompanied
by a 150-word biography for each presenter. Email submissions to
gareth.smith@icmp.ac.uk, including full name/s and institutional
affiliation/s. The closing date for submissions is 1 December 2016.
All submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee: Dr Clare
Hall, Dr David Hebert, Dr Danielle Sirek and Dr Gareth Dylan Smith.
All presenters will be notified of acceptance by 1 January 2017. The
Symposium will be held at the ICMP's London campus, 11-14 June 2017.
Registration, and information regarding travel, accommodation and
scheduling, will be available (from spring 2017) via:
http://www.icmp.ac.uk/issme2017.



Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education will publish a
special Sociology of Music Education issue in early 2018, including
articles based on ISSME 2017 presentations, and guest edited by Gareth
Dylan Smith and Clare Hall. Submissions should meet ACT standards
(http://act.maydaygroup.org/submissions/) and will be subject to
double-blind peer review. Submissions to the guest editors will be due
by September 1, 2017.



Dr Gareth Dylan Smith BA, MA, MMus, PhD, LTCL, NCTM, SFHEA

Research Fellow
Editor, Journal of Popular Music Education
Vice President, Association for Popular Music Education
Chair, ISME Popular Music Education Special Interest Group

Direct: 020 7328 0222
Email: gareth.smith@icmp.ac.uk
Skype: garethdylansmith
Visit: www.icmp.ac.uk

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Foundation House, 1A Dyne Road, London NW6 7XG

Fwd: Announcing the Open Multitrack Testbed

The Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London
is pleased to announce the launch of the Open Multitrack Testbed, an
online repository of multitrack audio, mixes or processed versions
thereof, DAW files and corresponding metadata.

http://multitrack.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/

Our aim is to provide a single, central resource for multitrack audio,
allowing easy browsing, filtering and searching for specific content
based on rich metadata associated with the content. We intend the OMTB
to be a valuable resource for audio researchers, students, and content
producers which enables users to retrieve all songs featuring a
particular instrument, or a track recorded using a specific
microphone, for example.
Much of our content is available under Creative Commons licenses, and
hosted or mirrored on our own servers whenever possible.

We're interested in comments, suggestions for features and bug reports
from users. If you have any feedback, please get in touch!

We're also always looking for new raw multitrack recordings, stems,
mixes and/or DAW files, especially those we can make available under
Creative Commons licenses. Let us know if you would like to
contribute.

Contact us at eecs-multitrack@qmul.ac.uk

________________________________________________

Brecht De Man
PhD Student in Audio Engineering
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary University of London

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom

www.brechtdeman.com
b.deman@qmul.ac.uk
Twitter | LinkedIn | Academia | GitHub

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fwd: SIG NOTICE: Call for papers: Musichildren'17 | Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Children, Composers, Performers and Educators

Call for papers: Musichildren'17 

1st International Conference: "Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Children, Composers, Performers and Educators"

October 19th to 21st  2017 | University of Aveiro, Portugal

 

The University of Aveiro, the Polytechnic Institute, Porto and INET-md (Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre for Music and Dance Studies) will host the 1st International Conference: "Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Children, Composers, Performers and Educators", from October 19th to 21st  2017, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. The keynote-speakers will be Jackie Wiggins (Oakland University) and Dai Fujikura (Royal College of Music).

The main goal of the musichildren'17 conference is to explore aspects of music for children, and music that is created by children. It aims to stimulate discussion, develop ideas, and disseminate research in the fields of Music Composition, Performance and Music Education. This 3 day event will host paper presentations, performances, workshops and discussions from around the world.

 

Main conference themes

 

1. Children as performers and audience: A forum that explores and presents research of processes that lead to music performed by children and the processes involved in performing to children.

 

2. Composing for children: A forum that aims to explore and present research and reflections on factors that contribute to widening repertoire for children and young audiences.

 

3. Children's music: A forum that aims to develop new understandings of children's creativity, and of the particular ways they create their own music, alone or in groups, in formal, non-formal and informal contexts.

 

Proposals for presentations compatible with the conference theme(s) are invited in any one of the following formats:

• Paper presentations (up to 20 minutes);

• Pre-formed Panel presentations. Please submit abstracts with each named speaker and their institutional affiliation (up to 90 minutes);

• Posters;

• Lecture-recitals (up to 35 minutes). Proposals submissions should specify exact length and be accompanied by a short curriculum of the presenter and links;

• Workshops (up to 60 minutes); Proposals submissions should specify exact length and be accompanied by a short curriculum of the presenter and links;

• Concerts involving children (up to 45 minutes). Proposals submissions should specify exact length and be accompanied by a short curriculum of the presenter and links.

 

Please note that active participation of children is encouraged in all presentation formats. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

 

Authors should submit abstracts of up to 500 words using the online submission system Easy Chair. We recommend that submissions include information on context, theoretical background, methodology and results/findings.  

Presentations for the Pre-formed Panel consist of a set of integrated spoken papers relating to a theme. Abstracts submitted in this format should be up to 300 words each. The Chair must also submit an overview, a proposal of 200 words including a general description of the session that includes the purpose, motivation, and justification for the session.

All full submitted papers will be published on the PROA-UA platform (revista.ua.pt).

 

Deadlines

Abstracts must be received by 26th March 2017.

Presenters will be notified by 2nd May 2017.

Deadline for the full papers submission is 10th September 2017.

 

General enquiries

General enquiries about registration, travel, lodging should be sent to musichildren@ua.pt

More information

Site: http://musichildren.web.ua.pt 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musichildren 

 

 

Organising committee 

Sara Carvalho, Clarissa Foletto and Ana Veloso

 

--

 

Clarissa Foletto

Postdoctoral Fellow 
INET-md, DeCA
University of Aveiro,Portugal

 

 


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fwd: Call for papers Musichildren'17 | Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Children, Composers, Performers and Educators


Call for papers: Musichildren'17 

1st International Conference: "Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Children, Composers, Performers and Educators"

​October 19th to 21st  2017 | University of Aveiro, Portugal


The University of Aveiro, the Polytechnic Institute, Porto and INET-md (Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre for Music and Dance Studies) will host the 1st International Conference: "Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Children, Composers, Performers and Educators", from October 19th to 21st  2017, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. The keynote-speakers will be Jackie Wiggins (Oakland University) and Dai Fujikura (Royal College of Music).

The main goal of the musichildren'17 conference is to explore aspects of music for children, and music that is created by children. It aims to stimulate discussion, develop ideas, and disseminate research in the fields of Music Composition, Performance and Music Education. This 3 day event will host paper presentations, performances, workshops and discussions from around the world.


Main conference themes


1. Children as performers and audience: A forum that explores and presents research of processes that lead to music performed by children and the processes involved in performing to children.


2. Composing for children: A forum that aims to explore and present research and reflections on factors that contribute to widening repertoire for children and young audiences.


3. Children's music: A forum that aims to develop new understandings of children's creativity, and of the particular ways they create their own music, alone or in groups, in formal, non-formal and informal contexts.


Proposals for presentations compatible with the conference theme(s) are invited in any one of the following formats:

 Paper presentations (up to 20 minutes);

 Pre-formed Panel presentations. Please submit abstracts with each named speaker and their institutional affiliation (up to 90 minutes);

 Posters;

 Lecture-recitals (up to 35 minutes). Proposals submissions should specify exact length and be accompanied by a short curriculum of the presenter and links;

 Workshops (up to 60 minutes); Proposals submissions should specify exact length and be accompanied by a short curriculum of the presenter and links;

 Concerts involving children (up to 45 minutes). Proposals submissions should specify exact length and be accompanied by a short curriculum of the presenter and links.


Please note that active participation of children is encouraged in all presentation formats. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.


Authors should submit abstracts of up to 500 words using the online submission system Easy Chair. We recommend that submissions include information on context, theoretical background, methodology and results/findings.  

Presentations for the Pre-formed Panel consist of a set of integrated spoken papers relating to a theme. Abstracts submitted in this format should be up to 300 words each. The Chair must also submit an overview, a proposal of 200 words including a general description of the session that includes the purpose, motivation, and justification for the session.

All full submitted papers will be published on the PROA-UA platform (revista.ua.pt).


Deadlines

Abstracts must be received by 26th March 2017.

Presenters will be notified by 2nd May 2017.

Deadline for the full papers submission is 10th September 2017.


General enquiries

General enquiries about registration, travel, lodging should be sent to musichildren@ua.pt

More information

Site: http://musichildren.web.ua.pt 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musichildren 


Organising committee 
Sara Carvalho, Clarissa Foletto and Ana Veloso

--
 
Clarissa Foletto
Postdoctoral Fellow 
INET-md, DeCA
University of Aveiro,Portugal





--
 
Clarissa Foletto
Postdoctoral Fellow 
INET-md, DeCA
University of Aveiro,Portugal



Monday, November 21, 2016

Fwd: FW: December concerts at St George's Bloomsbury

Saturday 3rd December 8:00pm



A Wayfarer's Winter Prayer



Nigel Shaw (flutes, electric piano, ancient and ethnic instruments)

Carolyn Hillyer (hand drums, vocals)



A candlelit winter concert by two renowned Dartmoor
musicians/composers who will wrap their music around the quietening of
the year and the deepening of our collective journeys into the
darkness.



"We will share an honouring to the frosted land, the chill waters, the
incubating earth and the fires that warm winter dreams. We will spin
together music and songs from new and recent work, perform with some
strange and ancient instruments and share a simple ritual that will
bless all our footsteps as we follow the trails of winter and rest
inside the cold months. Featuring music from the new album BONES, as
well as songs from THE WYCHED WOMBE, NOCTURNES and WEAVING THE LAND.
You are very warmly invited to join us for an evening of gentle
wayfaring."



Tickets: £13 / children £7 / concessions available for benefits and low income

From Seventh Wave Music 01822 880301 or info@seventhwavemusic.co.uk

Online booking: www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk







Thursday 8th December 7:00pm

Misi Boros - piano



Hungarian Christmas Concert by Misi Boros - child prodigy



The Hungarian Cultural Centre presents the Christmas concert of the
amazing child prodigy Misi Boros

during his first ever UK appearance. Misi won a major talent show, the
'Virtuosos' in Hungary, and he is

now touring all around the world. This year the 13-year-old prodigy
has also won the first prize of Concours Musical de France in the
Junior Excellence section. At his concert in St George's he will play
both Hungarian and international classical pieces.



The event will be free, but registration is required at bookings@hungary.org.uk







Friday 9th December 7:30pm

University of London Chamber Choir



Christmas Carols for Choir and Audience



An evening with the University of London Chamber Choir.



More information at www.ulchamberchoir.co.uk



£10/£5 tickets available on the door







Wednesday 14th December 6:30pm (reception) 7:30pm (concert)



HealthProm fundraising concert

Cello recital in memory of Rostropovitch



Violoncello: Laura van der Heijden

Piano: Peter Limonov



Shaporin: Five Pieces Op. 25

Myaskovsky: Cello Sonata No.2 Op. 81 in A minor

Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C Op. 119



Donations: £60 (or £100 for two)

Payment by cheque: send to Liz Kuda, HealthProm, Finfuture, 225-229
Seven Sisters Rd London N4 2DA

Book online: http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/health-prom/healthpromchamber
recital2016








Saturday 17th December 7:30pm



Renaissance Singers

Director: David Allinson



Shepherds, what have you seen? A Flemish Christmas



Join us for an evening of seasonal 16th century music that centres on
the nativity scene, and upon the humble shepherds who were among the
first to see the baby Jesus. Our programme features works by Jacob
Clemens and his Franco-Flemish contemporaries. Clemens's music is
polyphonic perfection: unlike most northern European composers of the
time he never travelled to Italy; he revels in relatively conservative
close-worked counterpoint and sonorous chording. His Missa Pastores
quidnam vidistis moves seamlessly between moods of contemplative
reverence and joyful dancing. All is crowned by a rapturous Agnus Dei
in which the texture is enriched by an extra voice. The setting of the
Mass will be interspersed with seasonal motets by Gombert, Verdelot,
Josquin, Willaert and Clemens himself. Mulled wine and mince pies will
be available at the interval. Vrolijk kerstfeest!



Tickets:

In Advance: £12/ £10 Concessions (Students, Senior Citizens, Children, etc.)

On the door: £14/ £12 Concessions (Students, Senior Citizens, Children, etc.)









For full details please go to www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk

If you wish to be taken off our mailing list please reply to Mark
Summerbell at this email address

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fwd: Funding for Postgraduate Degrees in Music at Durham University

The Department of Music invites applications for postgraduate degrees
starting in October 2017. Durham offers an excellent environment for
music research: we were ranked in the top three music departments in
REF 2014, and offer a range of specialist research facilities and
collections. Details of areas of supervisory expertise, further
details of funding schemes and other information can be found at

https://www.dur.ac.uk/music/postgraduate/funding/

1. MA Bursaries
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers up to ten MA bursaries
annually to outstanding applicants to its Taught and Research Masters
programmes. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday
23 January 2017.

Applicants are required to write a 750-word outline of a proposed
research project that they propose to undertake, formulated in
accordance with Departmental guidelines.

2. PhD studentships through the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge
Doctoral Training Partnership
We invite applications for fully-funded PhDs through the AHRC-funded
Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP). The NBDTP
offers high-quality supervision and exceptional resources, as well as
the expertise of a broad portfolio of Strategic Partners for the
training and development of outstanding postgraduate Music
researchers. The awards cover tuition fees and provide a maintenance
grant at the RCUK national rate for UK applicants. They cover tuition
fees only for EU students; institutional funds permitting, however, we
also expect to make maintenance awards to EU students.

3. PhD studentships through the Durham Doctoral Studentships scheme
We invite international applications for fully-funded PhDs through the
Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) competition. Prospective students
from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. The award includes
tuition fees at the overseas rate and a maintenance allowance at the
RCUK national rate.

If you wish to be considered for either Northern Bridge or DDS funding
for a PhD in Music, you must have made an on-line application for a
PhD place at Durham by 5pm on Monday 11th January 2017. We would
expect that you have already had discussions with appropriate
potential supervisor(s) before formal application.


Tuomas Eerola
Professor of Music Cognition

Department of Music | Durham University | Palace Green | Durham | DH1 3RL
Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 3150 | Mobile: +44 (0) 780 808 7918
Email: tuomas.eerola@durham.ac.uk | http://www.dur.ac.uk/tuomas.eerola

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fwd: CfP: RMA Annual Conference 2017


>
> CALL FOR PAPERS: Royal Musical Association 53rd Annual Conference, Department of Music, University of Liverpool.
>
> Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September 2017.
>
> The programme committee invites proposals for themed sessions (90 minutes), individual papers (20 minutes), lecture-recitals (30 minutes) and posters (A1 display sheet). For themed sessions, any format—including sound installations, performance-based presentations, composition workshops, and so on—may be proposed, as long as it fits into a 90-minute slot. The committee welcomes proposals from leading scholars and practitioners as well as early-career researchers. It also encourages poster displays, with or without scheduled question-and-answer sessions, on current projects of all kinds. The aim is to represent the entire scope of current scholarly and creative musical research.
>
> See the full call for proposals and submit yours online at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/music/rma2017.
>
> Deadline: 17.00 (GMT), Friday 25th November 2016
>
> The Edward Dent lecture will be given by Mark Katz (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and the Peter Le Huray lecture by Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl (Universit├Ąt Salzburg). Read more about our keynote speakers.
>
> Our website will also contain booking details, as well as information about some of the social events around the conference schedule that will celebrate our partnerships with the city's cultural institutions such as the Tate Liverpool, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and The Beatles Story. More will be announced when our programme goes live.
>
>
> --
>
> Dr. Katy Hamilton
> Membership Development Officer
> Royal Musical Association
> www.rma.ac.uk

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fwd: Update: 3rd Web Audio Conference, 21-23 August 2017, Queen Mary University of London

** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of
the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and
aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the
shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously
managed by the Institute of Musical Research. ** MESSAGE FOLLOWS:
hello again (my apologies if you get this email more than once)



i thought i would update you with some news about the conference.

the first is that i am very pleased and proud to announce that one of
our keynote speakers is prof chris chafe who is the director of CCRMA
at stanford university. chris has been in audio over the web for
nearly 2 decades and we are really lucky that he will come to london
next august.

other news is that we are expecting to offer a small number of student
bursaries to reduce the cost for a few students. fuller details will
follow.

and lastly, our call for papers will come out next week, and we will
also release the url of the conference web site.


thanks


mark




--
professor mark sandler, FREng
FIEEE, FAES, FIET
royal society wolfson research merit award holder

director of the centre for digital music (c4dm) & qMedia

school of electronic engineering and computer science
queen mary university of london

mark.sandler@qmul.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7882 7680; +44 (0)7775 016715

twitter: @markbsandler,
follow the FAST-IMPACt Programme Grant @semanticaudio

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fwd: Call for Papers: SysMus17 13-15 September in London

** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of
the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and
aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the
shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously
managed by the Institute of Musical Research. ** MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

Dear colleagues:


We are pleased to share with you the first Call for Papers for the
International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology 2017, or
SysMus17. See details below, and please circulate to anyone you think
may be interested!


Thank you, and take care,
The SysMus17 Committee
Sarah Sauvé
Peter Harrison
Katie Rose Sanfilippo
Pedro Kirk
Marcus Pearce

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Call for Papers

SysMus enters its 10th year!

Come celebrate with us in London! SysMus17 is coming September
13th-15th 2017 and will be hosted by the Music Cognition Lab at Queen
Mary, University of London.



We invite presentations in the form of live spoken papers, virtual
spoken papers and poster presentations. Please see details below.



WHAT TO SUBMIT:

Please submit two abstracts via the submission system (see below):

1. Short Abstract

· The short abstract should be no more than 150 words in
length, and concisely summarise the work that you wish to present.
This is what will go into the abstract book.

2. Extended Abstract

· The extended abstract gives you more opportunity to describe
the motivations for your work and the methodology used, as well as
providing more detailed results and conclusions. This abstract should
use the template provided on the SysMus17 website, and be submitted in
.doc or .docx format (word limit: 300 words; maximum file size: 3 MB).
This is what will go into the proceedings, should you not wish to
submit a paper.



Abstracts should be no more than 150 words (short) or 300 words
(extended) in length, be written in English, and address one of the
conference topics listed below. All submissions will be considered for
both spoken paper (live or virtual) and poster presentation
categories. However, the author can indicate a preference for either
spoken (live or virtual) or poster presentation in the submission
form. All abstracts will be submitted via an online system (see
below). Submissions are due February 28th, 2017.


Researchers should avoid referring to their own names within the
submitted abstracts, as acceptance will be determined by anonymous
peer review. Researchers may submit only one abstract.



All accepted presenters are invited to submit a 4-6-page proceedings
article that will be published online. The deadline for submitting
this proceedings article is June 30th, 2017.



Topics

SysMus is dedicated to including a broad range of topics within its
conferences, representative of the great diversity within systematic
musicological study. Submissions addressing any of the following
subjects are particularly welcome:


· Systematic musicology

· Music perception

· Music cognition

· Music psychology

· Music therapy

· Music modelling

· Music information retrieval

· Music sociology

· Music education

· Music technology

· Music and culture

· Musical acoustics

· Music philosophy

· Music theory and analysis



Live and virtual paper presentations

Oral presentations will be allocated slots of 20 minutes, with 12
minutes for the presentation, 5 minutes for discussion (via Skype for
virtual), and 3 minutes to prepare for the next talk.



Poster presentations

Poster presentations will have designated time slots and presentation
spaces that will not overlap with any other activity.



A quick summary of what you need to know:



What: International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology



When: September 13th-15th, 2017



Where: Queen Mary, University of London



When are the abstracts due? February 28th 2017



How do I submit my abstract? Via the submission system – click on this link here



For more information, check out our website: https://sysmus17.qmul.ac.uk



Facebook: SysMus17



Twitter: @SysMus17

Fwd: Interdisciplinary Doctoral Research at Birmingham Conservatoire

** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of
the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and
aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the
shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously
managed by the Institute of Musical Research. **

MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

Dear all,
Birmingham City University (which includes Birmingham Conservatoire)
have a number of fully-funded doctoral scholarships for cross-faculty,
interdisciplinary projects, starting in February 2017. Full details
are available at:
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/research/research-students/opportunities/overview

Applications are particularly welcome in the fields of:
- Music education
- Music technology

And for the following specific projects:
- Music information retrieval for musical performance and creation
- New Materials and Innovative Design in Brasswind Instruments

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 13th
November 2016.

Best wishes,
Carrie

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fwd: CFP: Aural Skills Pedagogy: What is to be done?

** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously managed by the Institute of Musical Research. **

MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

Please see the CFP below.

Aural Skills Pedagogy: What is to be done?
A one-day symposium at the Royal Academy of Music, London
7 April 2017

Aural skills pedagogy forms the backbone to much instrumental / vocal / compositional training across the Higher Education sector. Conservatoires and universities have included various forms of aural skills training in degree / diploma programmes, most often positioning it within core compulsory modules, and much store is set in how far the student develops their aural skills; no musician can claim seriously to have "good enough" ears.

But the nature of aural skills training and delivery varies widely across the sector, and there are conflicting views about the underlying purposes of such training: for example, whether it is to service the student's general listening ability (whatever that might be), whether it is to develop specific skills (e.g. dictation) of immediate relevance to live physical performance, and so on. And the relationship of aural skills training to instrumental training is often unspoken, even though much goes on in instrumental lessons that can be classed vicariously as being a matter of 'aural skills training'.

This symposium seeks to discuss some of these issues. The intention is to open up debate to a wide spectrum of views on the nature, purpose, and content of aural skills pedagogy. Polemics are welcome.

Presentations addressing questions such as the following are encouraged, though all proposals on the symposium topic will be considered:
What is the role of testing?
What is the relationship between teaching and learning?
What are the core skills?
What are the most productive modes of delivery of teaching? In cohorts or individually?
Why teach aural skills? What does teaching develop?
How does aural skills training relate to training in e.g. analytical skills?
What role is played by musical canons and key / set repertoire?
Should aural skills training be limited to tonal repertoire?
Is self-directed learning possible?
Does aural skills training develop employability skills?
Should aural skills be taught by discipline or by cohort?
Could the delivery of aural skills teaching include practical work on instruments?
Could aural skills teaching be delivered as distance / online learning?
What is the relation between dictation and musical performance?
Should aural skills training be dropped from specialist musical training?

Presentations may take the form of conventional papers (20 mins + 10 mins questions), or may take a more practical form, e.g. demonstrations. Abstracts should be submitted to chris.atkinson@ram.ac.uk by 31 December 2016. If a demonstration is proposed, then specific requirements must be included. Abstracts are welcome from across the HE sector, including research students. Abstracts should be c. 350 words long, and should not include the author's name or affiliation. The programme will be announced on 13 January 2017.



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Dr Evangelos Himonides FBCS CITP
Reader in Technology, Education and Music
University College London