Society for Music Perception and Cognition

SMPC Committees

The Society for Music Perception and Cognition standing committees aid in carrying out the regular business of the organization. Responsibilities for each committee are outlined by section 7 of the SMPC bylaws (click to open PDF). The committees consist of a chair and 2 or more members appointed for 1-2 years by the SMPC President in consultation with SMPC Board

Standing committees include: 

• Anti-Racism & Equity Committee
• Mentorship Committee
• SMPC conference program committee
• SMPC conference local arrangements committee
• Awards Committee (to award SMPC Lifetime achievement award)
• Board Nominating Committee (Chair: SMPC Secretary)

objectives of SMPC

Anti-Racism and Equity Committee

Aim: To envision, plan, and deliver sustained programming with the goal of transforming SMPC into an anti-racist and equitable organization.

Current Members: 

• Chair: Dominique Vuvan (Current Board Member)
• David Baker 
• Amy Belfi (Current Board Member)
• Psyche Louie
• Daniel Shanahan (Current Board Member)

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objectives of SMPC

Mentorship Committee (currently in development)

Aim: To envision, plan, and deliver programming with the goal of creating and sustaining robust mentorship networks within the SMPC membership.

Current Members: 

• Tanushree Agrawal (Current Board Trainee Member)
• Adena Schachner (Current Board Member)

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objectives of SMPC

Awards Committee

Past awardees of the SMPC Lifetime Achievement Award:

• 2017 award: Jay Dowling & David Huron
• 2015 award: Lola Cuddy
• 2013 awards: Mari Reiss Jones & Sandra Trehub
• 2011 awards: Eugene Narmour & Carol Krumhansl

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