Call for papers: The 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion


Call deadline: December 7, 2012

The 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, June 11-15, 2013. The conference is organised by the Department of Music of the University of Jyväskylä and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research, in association with SEMPRE.

This conference will bring together leading researchers, performers, teachers, and practitioners from different areas related to music and emotion. A series of invited keynote addresses and peer-reviewed proposals will explore the ways in which emotion is encoded and mediated through musical sounds and structures, and investigate how musical emotion is conceptualised, modelled and measured.

The aim of this conference is to promote a dialogue between individuals and groups working in disparate fields related to music and emotion in order to more effectively share concepts, definitions, and methodologies, as well as technical and practical knowledge across disciplinary boundaries.

One of the key reasons people engage with music, whether as performer, listener, therapist, researcher, or teacher, is because of its emotional impact. Music comforts us when we are sad, lifts us up in happier times, bonds us together. Submissions are invited that report empirical and theoretical research that contributes to a better understanding of any aspect of music and emotion.

The conference will consist of invited keynote lectures, papers and poster sessions, and symposia arranged around specific themes. Contributions are welcome from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to the following:

Artificial Intelligence
Cognitive science
Historical musicology
Music Information Retrieval
Music Technology
Music theory
Performance studies

Abstract submission deadline is 7 December 2012.

Please visit for more information, or contact the conference organisers at

The conference website will be updated regularly over the coming months, so please check back for up-to-date information concerning keynote speakers, abstract submission, social programme, and more!

“Come Dance with Me”: Movement Control in Brain and Body


Title: “Come Dance with Me”: Movement Control in Brain and Body
Location: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Link out: Click here
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2012-10-13
End Time: 22:00


Dr. Emily Cross, School of Psychology, Bangor University

Dr. Gammon Earhart, Physical Therapy, Washington University

Dr. Jessica Phillips-Silver, BRAMS, University of Montreal

 ***NEW*** Poster Session on the Science of Music and Dance



“The Multisensory Percussionist”:

Speaker and Performer: Dr. Michael Schutz, McMaster University

Musical Guests: TorQ Percussion Ensemble, Toronto, ON

If you register before September 15th, cost of the full day event is $80 ($50 for students) and includes breakfast and lunch. After September 15, registration is $100 ($75 for students).
If you wish to attend only the Keynote Concert, cost is $25 ($15 for students).
Please register early by following this link to ensure a spot, as space is limited.

For more details and poster submission information, visit  Talk titles, lecture abstracts, maps, dinner ideas, where to stay in Hamilton, and more will be available in the coming weeks.

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