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Recent news relating to music perception and cognition:

Reyna Gordon talks to NPR about her research investigating links connections between rhythm and grammar.

Who says you can't mix neuroscience and opera? An interview with Indre Viskontas about her hybrid career as a neuroscientist, science communicator and operatic soprano.

Scientific American 60-Second Science about research from Northwestern University showing links between rhythm and reading skills in preschool children

NPR talks with researchers from Northwestern University and their collaborators at Harmony Project about a recent longitudinal research study assessing the impact of music education on neural processing of speech.

A discussion of beat deafness on NPR featuring Jessica Phillips-Silver

Interviews with music cognition researchers on CBC about tone deafness

Recent SMPC updates are posted below, please see Events and Job and Student Opportunities for further details on these postings

January 20,2016

1. Job openings at Yousician in Helsinki, Finland
2. ICMPC Abstracts due Friday January 22nd
3. Postdoc position in Paris, France: early prosodic processing
4. Postdoc position in Paris, France: phonological processing during lexical processing in tonal versus non-tonal languages

January 6, 2016

1. Call for Papers SysMus2016
2. Music Psychology Training Masters Programmes: A call for applications

December 23, 2015
1.     OF INTEREST: Director appointed, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto
2.     Ph.D. POSITION: Computational neuroscience, Imperial College, London
3.     MS/PhD PROGRAM: Music technology, Georgia Tech

December 9, 2015

1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SEMPRE travel and young investigator awards, ICMPC 2016
2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Conference on music information retrieval
3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Workshop on auditory neuroscience, cognition and modeling
4. Ph.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: Music Psychology, University of York
5. Ph.D. POSITION: Music acoustics, University of music and performing arts (Vienna)
6. CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International conference on new music concepts

November 25th, 2015

2.     FACULTY POSITION: Bloorview Research Center and Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
3.     POSTDOC POSITION: IMM, Dresden Germany
4.     POSTDOC POSITION: SIMSSA project, McGill University
5.     GRADUATE POSITIONS: Rehabilitation sciences institute, University of Toronto
6.     GRADUATE POSITIONS: Categorization and discrimination of emotions, Geneva University
7.     CALL FOR PAPERS: Porto international conference on musical gesture as creative interface

November 11th, 2015

  • 1. RESOURCE: Film music research
    2. GRADUATE POSITIONS: Auditory cognitive neuroscience, McMaster University (Ontario)
    3. GRADUATE POSITIONS: Music psychology training unit, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
    4. CALL FOR PAPERS: Fourth international conference on analytical approaches to world music, new School (New York)
    5. CALL FOR PAPERS: SysMus 2016
    6. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Virtuosity – an interdisciplinary symposium, Budapest

October 30th, 2015

  • 1. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ICMPC 2016 (save-the-date)
    2. CALL FOR PAPERS: Thirteenth International Research Symposium On Talent Education (Minneapolis)
    3. CALL FOR PAPERS: Fifth Biennial Yale Graduate Music Symposium, Sound Limits: Music and Its Borders
    4. GRADUATE POSITIONS (MSc / PhD): MAPLE Lab, McMaster University
    5. POSTDOC POSITION: NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Unit (UK)
    6. POSTDOC POSITIONS: Auditory Cognition (Obleser lab)
    7. REMINDERS: Register for NeuroMusic / Music and Mind conferences
    8. OPEN PEER COMMENTARY: Cognition of Early Polyphony in JIMS

October 14th, 2015

  • 1.     REMINDER: SMPC election!
    2.     POSTDOC POSITION: Brain and Mind Institute at Western University (Ontario)
    4.     CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Special issue of Musicae Scientiae

September 30th, 2015

1.     CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Special issue of Neurocase
2.     JOB OPPORTUNITY: Hearing science and Cognitive Neuroscience, Arizona State University
3.     POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY: Neuroimaging of musical expertise (Karolinska Instituutet)
4.     INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Music Information Retrieval
6.     REGISTRATION OPEN: NeuroMusic Conference (McMaster)
7.     REGISTRATION OPEN: SEMPRE 2015 Conference on music and health (Glasgow)

September 19, 2015

1. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ICMPC 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
2. OF INTEREST: News story on SMPC 2016
3. CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Exploring the mind through music (Rice University, TX)
4. JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Sound and music computing, KTH (Stockholm)
5. JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Starkey hearing research center (Berkley, CA)
6. JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Behavioral/cognitive neuroscience, University of Minnesota
7. POSTDOC POSITION: University of Maryland
8. CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of creative musical systems, Inaugural issue

September 2, 2015

1.     REMINDERS: SMPC Election, Call to host SMPC 2017
2.     NEW RESOURCE: SMPC twitter account
3.     POSTDOC Positions: Auditory Cognition, University of Lübeck (Germany)

REMINDERS: Two important messages were sent to SMPC members recently. This is a reminder for all interested members to respond.

(1)   Call for conference hosts: SMPC 2017

(2)   Nominations for SMPC elections:

    a.     President    b.     Secretary    c.     Two Members-at-Large

NEW RESOURCE: SMPC Board member Psyche Loui has set up a twitter account for the socity. The handle is: @socmusicperccog

Or use this link

For the time being, posts to this account will not be open to all members, but if you would like to post something feel free to contact any Board member.

The twitter account will be used to post items of interest but will not replace the SMPC digest, which will continue as the forum for critical SMPC news items.


August 9th, 2015

Call for nominees: SMPC election 2015

Starting January 2016, four elected positions on the SMCP Board will be vacant:
-       President elect*
-       Secretary
-       Two Members-at-Large
(* = As per our current bylaws, presidents serve one year as president-elect while the current president completes his or her final year in office.)

In your nomination please make the relevant position clear (President, Secretary,  Member-at-Large). Self-nominations are welcome. Please submit Nominations by September 18, 2015.

July 29, 2015
2.      PH.D. POSITION: Audio-motor entrainment (MARCS institute)
3.      REMINDER: Symposium for tenth anniversary of BRAMS (Montreal)

July 15, 2015
1.      ONLINE RESOURCE: Twitter account for SMPC 2013
2.      POSTDOC POSITION: Neurodevelopmental disorders, BRAMS (Montreal)
3.      POSTDOC POSITION: Auditory content analysis, Tampere University of Technology (Finland)

July 1, 2015
2.      CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd Conference of the Australian Music Society
3.      Ph.D. POSITIONS: Musical Informatics and Semantic Audio (UK)

Program and Schedule: The Program committee has been working very hard on the conference program. A preliminary version of the detailed conference schedule can now be found at

Presentation Guidelines: Poster and talk guidelines and tips are now available at and any additional qestions about the talk and poster sessions can be directed to the Program Chair, Dr. Jessica Grahn: jgrahn <at>

Other general inquiries about the conference should be sent to smpc2015Nashville <at>

June 17, 2015
2.      CALL FOR PAPERS: CogMIR 2015
4.      CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International workshop on quantitative and qualitative music therapy research

SMPC 2015 Important Updates

Our registration log is filling up fast! Due to limited space at the venue and the even-larger-than-anticipated demand, we are going to have to close registration when we reach capacity OR July 15, whichever comes first. REGISTER TODAY!!

If you are the corresponding author on a presentation (talk or poster) and have not yet confirmed your presentation, please do so now using this form:

PROGRAM: The program committee is putting the finishing touches on the conference schedule - please stay tuned!

QUESTIONS about the scientific program should be directed to Program Chair, Dr. Jessica Grahn:

Other general questions about the conference should be sent to smpc2015Nashville <at>

We'll be live-tweeting during the conference! FOLLOW SMPC 2015 conference on social media!

June 3, 2015
1.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: ICMPC 2016, July 5-9, San Francisco
2.      CALL FOR PAPERS: APCAM 2015, Chicago
3.      CALL FOR PAPERS: Empirical Musicology Review
4.      POSTDOC POSITION: Music Cognition, Ohio State University
5.      PH.D. / POSTDOC POSITIONS: Auditory perception, Lausanne Switzerland

May 20, 2015
1.      REMINDER: SMPC Achievement Award nominations, due this Friday
2.      CALL FOR PAPERS: CogMIR, Ryerson University (Toronto)
3.      CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Essay collection on memory and performance
4.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Mathematics and computation in music (London, UK)
5.      POSTDOC POSITION: Auditory perception and modeling, McGill
6.      POSTDOC, PH.D. POSITIONS: Center for music and brain, Aarthus University (Denmark)

May 6, 2015
1.      CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: SMPC Achievement Award
2.      SMPC UPDATE: Important conference information
3.      SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenth anniversary of BRAMS (Montreal)
4.      CALL FOR PAPERS: The evolution of rhythm cognition: timing in music and speech (Frontiers)
5.      REPORT AVAILABLE: Salzburg global seminar on the neuroscience of art
6.      POSTDOC POSITION: Auditory neuroimaging (BRAMS)
7.      POSITIONS AVAILABLE (Postdoc and PhD): Neuroimaging of human auditory cognition and communication (U. Zürich)
8.      PH.D. POSITION: Audio-haptic modalities in musical interfaces (ETH Zürich)

April 8, 2015
1.      POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Neuroimaging of vocal emotion (Glasgow, UK)
2.      PhD STUDENTSHIPS: Expressive nonverbal communication (Sheffield, UK)
3.      RESEARCH POSITION: MIND Lab (Wesleyan University)
4.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Music and Health postgraduate study day (Glasgow Caledonian)
5.      RESOURCE OF INTEREST: Information Dynamics of Music

March 25, 2015
1.      SOCIETY NEWS: Updates for SMPC 2015 conference
2.      SUMMER WORKSHOP: Empirical Music Research, Ohio State
3.      POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Computational neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania

February 25, 2015
1.      SOCIETY NEWS: New student member of SMPC Board of Directors
2.      FACULTY POSITIONS (3): Cognitive neuroscience, Western University (London, Ontario)
3.      FACULTY POSITION: Washburn University (Topeka, Kansas)
4.      PhD POSITION (EU MEMBERS ONLY): Music technology, De Montfort University (Leicester)
5.      PhD POSITION: Auditory learning, Birkbeck/UCL centre for neuroimaging (London, UK)

SOCIETY NEWS: New student member of SMPC Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce that Dominique Vuvan will be appointed as the new student representative in the SMPC Board of Directors. Ms. Vuvan will replace Janet Bourne and will serve on the Board through the end of 2016. An excellent set of nominees expressed an interest in this position and we thank all of you for your eagerness to serve.

February 11, 2015
1.      CALL FOR PAPERS: 8th International conference of students of systematic musicology (Leipzig, Germany)
2.      OF INTEREST: Special issue of Philosophical Transactions B
3.      Ph.D. POSITION: Ruhr-Universität (Bochum, German…German speakers only)
4.      REMINDER: Registration for International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music
5.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: SMART Cognitive Science (Amsterdam)

January 28, 2015
1.      DEADLINE EXTENSION: SMPC 2015 (to February 13)
2.      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Northeast Music Cognition Group (NEMCOG), Wesleyan
3.      NEW MASTER’S PROGRAM: Amsterdam University
4.      UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
5.      PH.D. STUDENTSHIP: Indiana University, Bloomington
6.      M.A. APPLICATIONS OPEN: Sonic Arts, Queen’s University, Belfast
7.      CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 3rd ViennaTalk on Music Acoustics
8.      CALL FOR PAPERS: SIMCAM 2015 - XI International Symposium on Cognition and Musical Arts

January 14th, 2015

1.      SOCIETY NEWS: Results of elections
2.      CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on Brain-Computer Music Interfacing (Plymouth, UK)
3.      CALL FOR PAPERS: AES Conference on Music-Induced Hearing Disorders (Aalborg, DK)
4.      STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: MSc in Sound and Music Computing in Aalborg University (Copenhagen, DK)
5.      Ph.D. AND M.Sc. POSITIONS: QMUL Media & Arts Technology Programme

December 17th, 2014

2.      SOCIETY NEWS: Research initiative at the University of California
4.      EXTENDED CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century: The Contribution of Science and Technology, Montreal
6.      INVITATION FOR COMMENTARY: Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies (JIMS)
7.      FACULTY POSITION: Computer science / Music Communication at KTH (Stockholm)
8.      POSTDOC POSITION: Music and Brain (France)
9.      STUDENT FELLOSHIPS: Cognitive science (France)
10.     CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MSc in Sound and Music Computing, Queen Mary University of London

December 3, 2014
1.      SOCIETY REMINDER: Please vote in the 2014 election!
2.      POSTDOC POSITIONS: Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Columbia University
3.      PH.D. / POSTDOC POSITIONS: Interactive Audio Lab, Northwestern University
4.      RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS: Center for digital music, Queen Mary University of London
5.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeastern Music Information Special Interest Group, Ithaca, NY
6.      CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: 11TH International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, Plymouth UK
7.      REMINDER: Abstract submission deadline, ESCOM 2015

November 19, 2014
1.      SOCIETY NEWS: Margulis wins music theory award
2.      GRADUATE STUDENT POSITIONS: SMART lab, Ryerson University
3.      CALL FOR ABSTRCTS: Music Cognition: Where Computational and Cognitive Models Meet
4.      CALL FOR PAPERS: International Symposium on Performance Science (theme: Performance Education), Ryukoku University, Kyoto
5.      CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century: The Contribution of Science and Technology, McGill University
6.      RESEARCH POSITIONS: Musical Audio, University of Surrey

October 22, 2014
1.      GRADUATE POSITIONS: MAPLE Lab, McMaster University
2.      POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP:  Queen Mary, University of London
3.      PH.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: MARCS Institute / The HEARing Crc (Australia)
4.      PH.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: Cognitive Audio Systems, DTU Denmark
5.      REMINDER: Postdoc at University of Pennsylvania
6.      EXTENDED DEADLINE: Shared Processing in Language and Music – What Neurocognition and Disorders Reveal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

October 8, 2014
1.      SOCIETY REMINDERS: Nominations / Web site resources
2.      FACULTY POSITION: Music, University of Washington (Seattle)
3.      Ph.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney
4.      CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music
5.      CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Special issue of Musicae Scientiae
6.      EXTENDED DEADLINE: Music Perception special issue on Bregman, Krumhansl & Narmour

September 24, 2014
1.      CALL FOR PAPERS: Music Perception special issue on BKN25
2.      FACULTY POSITION: Tufts University, Cognitive Neuroscience
3.      FACULTY POSITION: University of Louisville, Assistant professor in hearing science/auditory perception
4.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Auditory cognitive neuroscience society, Tuscon Arizona
5.      POSTDOC POSITION: University of Western Sydney
7.      PhD SCHOLARSHIPS: Music cognition, University of Western Sydney

September 10, 2014
1.      CONFERENCE NEWS: SMPC 2015 conference site is live
2.      Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP: Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Barcelona
3.      SENIOR SCIENTIST POSITION: Philips Research in Eindhoven
4.      CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on mathematics and computation in music, Queen Mary University of London
5.      FACULTY POSITION: Assistant Professor in Developmental Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon
6.      FACULTY POSITION: Neuroscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas
7.      REMINDER: Deadline approaching, International conference on multimodal experience of music
8.      CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Tenth biennial Suncoast music education research symposium, Tampa, Florida

August 27, 2014
1.      CONFERENCE NEWS: ESCOM 2015 dates, location, and website
2.      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT: McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, grand opening of LIVE lab and NeuroMusic conference.

August 13, 2014
1.      POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto
2.      POSITIONS IN MUSIC COGNITION: Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden, Germany)

July 23, 2014
1.      POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: Empirical aesthetics, Max-Planck Institute (Frankfurt)
2.      CALL FOR PAPERS: London piano symposium
3.      RELATED SOCIETY INFORMATION: Website for Australian Music and Psychology Society
4.      FACULTY POSITIONS: Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga

July 2, 2014
2.      POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: Sound perception, U. Pennsylvania (Yale Cohen)

(1) The SMPC Facebook page is alive again!
In 2009, then student board member Dana Strait initiated a Facebook page for SMPC that has not been active recently. But now it is officially back. Those who are interested can join, make posts, etc. at

(2) We are proud to announce that Jessica Grahn has agreed to serve as program chair for SMPC 2015, at Vanderbilt University (August 1-5). She joins local events chair Elizabeth Dykes and co-chair Reyna Gordon. Thanks to all who have agreed to serve for what will be a terrific conference!

June 18, 2014

1. CALL FOR PAPERS: APCAM 2014, Long Beach, CA
2. CONFERENCE INFORMATION: 3rd International Conference of the International Association for Music & Medicine
3. CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Mozart and the power of music: Memory, Myth & Magic (The musical brain), Senate House, London
4. EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

June 4, 2014

1.      5 POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: Brain and Mind Institute, Western University, Ontario
2.      POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Cognitive neuroscience of hearing and communication, Western University, Ontario
3.      Ph.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: Aix-Marseilles University, France
4.      CALL FOR PAPERS: 9TH Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, “Technology”, Berlin

May 21, 2014

1.      POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Auditory Neuroscience (rhythm), BRAMS
2.      CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on Multimodal Experiences of Music, Sheffield, UK
3.      NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM: M.Sc. in Sound and Music Computing, University of London

May 7, 2014
1.      CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS: Symposium on the Improvising Brain II: Multiple Perspectives, Atlanta, Georgia
2.      PH.D. POSITIONS: Sound and Music Computing, University of Padova
3.      SAVE THE DATES: Two events at McMaster (Grand opening of the LIVE lab, NeuroMusic Conference)

April 23, 2014
1.      EARLY REGISTRATION:  Milestones in Music Cognition
2.      SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT: Music “nanosymposium” at the Society for Neuroscience meeting
3.      POSTDOC POSITIONS: Human communication, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

April 9, 2014
1.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: Lab Coordinator, Auditory Cognition and Development Lab, UNLV
2.      SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL FOR POSTERS: Symposium on Language and Music; Selected Topics in Sensorimotor Integration, Montreal Neurological Institute
3.      SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT: Neurodynamics of language and music, University of Helsinki

March 26, 2014
1.      CALL FOR PAPERS: Systematic Musicology Student Conference, London UK
2.      STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Summer School in Pitch, Music, and Associated Pathologies; Lyon, France
3.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: CIRMMT Director Search, McGill University
4.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Midwest Music Information Retrieval, Northwestern University
5.      REMINDER: Neuroscience of Music V

March 12, 2014
1.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: International Association for Music & Medicine, University of Toronto
2.      CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Colloquium, “Improvisation and the Politics of Everyday Sounds: Cornelius Cardew and Beyond”
3.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: University assistant in Systematic Musicology, University of Graz

February 26, 2014
1.      POSTDOC AND FACULTY POSITIONS: Chinese Unviersity of Hong Kong
2.      PH.D. POSITION: Music and movement, Jyväskylä, Finland
3.      UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
4.      POSTDOC POSITION: Music and Audio Computing, Taiwan
5.      SYMPOSIUM / CALL FOR POSTERS: Milestones in Music Cognition.

February 12, 2014
1.      CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of Psychomusicology
2.      STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Research projects on crossmodal and embodied music psychology, University of Sheffield

January 29, 2014

1. SOCIETY NEWS: SMPC conference host for 2015
The SMPC Board is pleased to announce that SMPC 2015 will be hosted at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Elizabeth Dykens has agreed to serve as conference chair, with Dr. Reyna Gordon serving as conference co-chair. More details will be forthcoming as the conference chairs make further arrangements.
The tentative dates for the conference are August 6-10, 2015, so factor that into your advance plans!
2.  STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: SMC / ICMC Summer School in Computational Music Analysis

January 15, 2014
1.      CALL FOR POSTERS: Neurosciences and Music V (Dijon, France)

January 1, 2014
1.      SOCIETY NEWS: New SMPC president, Edward Large
2.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Music Mind Meaning, the Peabody Institute of Music, Johns Hopkins University
3.      PH.D. STUDENTSHIP: Musical Acoustics, University of Edinburg
4.      REMINDER: ICMPC call for papers

December 11, 2013
1.      SOCIETY ANNOUNCEMENT: Mary Farbood and Michael Schutz elected to SMPC Board
2.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Music and Consciousness, Oxford University
3.      INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Queen’s University (RISE internship)
4.      M.SC. STUDENTSHIP: Music and Sound Compuing, Aalborg University
5.      MASTER’S DEGREE TRAINING PROGRAMS: University of Jyväskylä, Finland
6.      PH.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: Music Cognition Lab, University of London

November 27, 2013
1.      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: North East Music Information Special Interest Group
2.      PhD STUDENTSHIP: (Music Information Retrieval) Queen Mary School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
3.      CALL FOR PAPERS: Yale Graduate Music Symposium

November 13, 2013

1.      CALL FOR STUDENT/POSTDOC APPLICATIONS: Erasmus Mundus exchange network
2.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: Assistant/Associate professor in auditory neuroscience (including music)
3.      1 YEAR FUNDED POSITION: Music Engineering Technology, Miami FL

October 30, 2013

1.      GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
3.      JOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Back issues of Musicae Scientiae digitized
4.      CONFERENCE PROGRAM AVAILABLE: Music & Health Conference and Symposia
5.      CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN: Neuromusic V (Dijon, France)

October 14, 2013
1.      REMINDER: Abstract deadline for 2013 MIMM Neuromusic conference -October 15th
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Change of editorship, Empirical Musicology Review
3.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: Tenure track position in music theory, Tufts University
4.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: Assistant professor of neuroscience, UNLV
5.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: Administrative/Research Assistant Position, LIVE Lab, McMaster University
6.      CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2015 Special issue, Musicae Scientiae

ANNOUNCEMENT: Change of editorship, Empirical Musicology Review

Empirical Musicology Review ( is under new editorship and has moved to a new publishing system. The journal makes use of the Open Journal System as a way of facilitating the submission of articles and the review process, and which provides more ways of accessing articles.
The current editors are Nicola Dibben and Renee Timmers. Previous editors include David Butler and Peter Keller.

Empirical Musicology Review (EMR) aims to facilitate communication and debate between scholars engaged in systematic and observation-based music scholarship and welcomes submissions with an emphasis on systematic methods, such as hypothesis-testing, modeling, and controlled observation. A wide range of topics are considered related to music and musical behaviour investigated from different perspectives including historical, social, political, cultural, economic, perceptual, and biological. For instance, the current issue contains contributions on expression of sadness through melodic interval reduction, and beat synchronisation by horses. Cross-overs between disciplines are in particular welcomed. The journal  pioneers a "Public Peer Review" practice that is intended to encourage scholarly dialog and reward reviewers for timely and thoughtful engagement with submissions. The journal is published four times per year by The Ohio State University Libraries and provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

September 18, 2013
1.      PhD STUDENTSHIP: Aalborg University, Denmark (Machine Modelling of Musical Creativity)
2.      PhD STUDENTSHIP: Tufts University (Comparative Auditory Cognition)
3.      CALL FOR PAPERS: The Wind Project
4.      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Four events at University of Toronto

September 4, 2013
1.      RESEARCH POSITION: Audio communication group, Technische Universität Berlin
2.      REMINDER: Job opportunity at the University of Toronto

August 7, 2013
1. CALL FOR SYMPOSIA: Neuroscience and music V – cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation
2. JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of music and health research collaboratory, University of Toronto

July 24, 2013
1.      CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: IEM Graz Music Residency Program 2014
3.      POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: Aalborg University

July 20, 2013

Call for proposals for ICMPC 2016

The International Conference on Music Cognition and Perception takes place every two years. Responsibility for the conference rotates among three major music psychology regional societies: ESCOM (which organized the highly successful 2012 meeting in Thessaloniki), APSCOM (hosting the 2014 meeting in Seoul) and SMPC, which will be responsible for the 2016 meeting. The call is now open for any interested person or consortium associated with SMPC to submit a proposal for a conference to be held in North America in the summer (July to mid August) of 2016.

Guidelines for the conference may be found here, and questions may be directed to members of the ICMPC Executive Committee. This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight researchers based in North America while at the same time hosting researchers and students from all over the world. Proposals are due November 15, 2013 and should be submitted to SMPC Secretary Peter Pfordresher at pqp <at> The SMPC Board of Directors will review proposals before passing on one (or possibly more) to ICMPC Board for discussion and approval.

Questions about organizing ICMPC may be directed to past conference organizer and current ICMPC Executive member Steve Demorest at demorest <at>

July 10, 2013
1.      SYMPOSIUM: Milestones in music cognition: A Quarter-Century Celebration of Books by Bregman, Krumhansl and Narmour

2.      CONFERENCE: Music, Mind, and Medicine: Creativity and Consciousness in Clinical Care

3.      CONFERENCE: 3rd International Conference of IAMM, June 24-27, 2014 at the University of Toronto

4.      CONFERENCE: Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War (The Musical Brain)

5.      CONFERENCE: Embodied Music Cognition

6.      CALL FOR AUTHORS: Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia

7.      POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: Goldsmiths University of London