Upcoming Conferences, Seminars, Events

Here, you will find lists of current, upcoming and past conferences, seminars and other relevant events organized by ESCOM or other related societies and institutions.

Complete list of ESCOM conferences

ESCOM 2017 logo2017 Ghent, Belgium, 31 July – 4 August:
25-Years Anniversary Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM): “The expressive interaction with music”
Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM), University of Ghent
Organisers: Marc Leman et al

ICMPC'14 20165–9 July 2016 San Francisco, CA, USA:
14th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC14),
Organising chair: Ted Zanto, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Website. Abstract submission: 22 January 2016.

ICMPC'14 20163–6 March 2016 Budapest, Hungary:
Virtuosity – An interdisciplinary symposium, The Liszt Academy of Music Budapest.
Organisers: László Stachó and Éva Gyöngy Máté
Call for Proposals (PDF). Abstract submission until 15 Nov 2015

ICMPC'14 201621–23 October 2015 Glasgow, U.K.:
SEMPRE 2015 Conference on Music and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University,
Organisers: Don Knox, Gianna Cassidy, Frederike Van Wijck, Raymond MacDonald, Katie Overy, Graeme Wilson


Past Conferences

Tracking Creative Processes8–10 October 2015 Paris, France:
Tracking the Creative Process in Music (International Conference 3rd Edition), IRCAM, Paris
Organisers: Sylvie Benoit, Nicolas Donin, Samuel Goldszmidt et al
Call for Proposals (PDF), website

Vienna Talk 201516–19 September 2015 Vienna, Austria:
Third Vienna Talk on Music Acoustics,
Institute of Music Acoustics, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna,
Vienna, Austria Organisers: Wilfried Kausel, Werner Goebl et al
Call for papers (abstract or full-paper submission deadline 1 March 2015)

2–5 September 2015 Kyoto, Japan:
International Symposium on Performance Science 2015 “Performance Education”,
Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
Organisers: Masanobu Miura et al
Website (submission deadline 15 January 2015)

ESCOM 2015 logo17–22 August 2015 Manchester, U.K.:
Ninth Triennial Conference of the
European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K.
Organisers: Jane Ginsborg (chair), Alexandra Lamont (co-chair)
Website – Download Programme, Abstracts and Proceedings (combined) 9th Trienniel ESCOM Conference Uppsala 1997 70.8MB

1–5 August 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA:
2015 Society of Music Perception and Cognition Conference
Organisers: Reyna Gordon, Elisabeth Dykens (co-chairs), Jessica Grahn (program chair), convened at the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
Website (Abstract submission deadline is 2 February 2015)

26–29 May 2015 Pirenópolis (near Goiânia), Brazil:
11th International Symposium on Cognition and Musical Arts (SIMCAM),
promoted by the Brazilian Association of Cognition and Musical Arts (ABCM) in partnership with the Federal University of Goiás (UFG),
Conference chair: Sônia Ray, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Website (submission until February 22, 2015)

14–17 April 2015 Oxford, U.K.:
2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness
Organisers: David Clarke (Newcastle), Eric Clarke and Ruth Herbert (Oxford)
Website (Abstract proposal submission until 31 July 2014)

23–25 March 2015 Sheffield, U.K.:
International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music
Organisers: Renee Timmers (chair), Nicola Dibben, Zohar Eitan & Roni Granot
Website (Abstract proposal submission until 6 Oct 2014)

17–21 September 2014 Leuven, Belgium:
EuroMAC 2014 – 8th European Music Analysis Conference
Organisers: Pieter Bergé, President of the scientific committee.

4–8 August 2014 Seoul, South Korea:
ICMPC13-APSCOM5 – 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and 5th Conference for the Asian-Pacific Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Organisers: Professor Moo Kyoung Song (chair), Kyungil Kim (co-chair)

29 May – 1 June 2014 Dijon, France:
The Neurosciences and Music V: Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation
Organisers: Mariani Foundation in partnership with Université de Bourgogne, Municipality of Dijon, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center.
Website Folder (1 Keynote Lecture, 10 Symposia, 3 Poster Sessions and 3 Pre-conference Workshops; Open Session for the general public on "Music, Brain, Health and Education" on 29 May 2014)

10–12 October 2013 Montréal, Québec, Canada:
Tracking the Creative Process in Music 2013
Organisers: Nicolas Donin, Michel Duchesneau, Jonathan Goldman, Catherine Guastavino and Caroline Traube, convened at the Université de Montréal
Website (Abstract submission deadline is 1st December 2012)

28–31 August 2013 Vienna, Austria:
International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS): “Performing Together”
Organisers: Aaron Williamon (co-chair), Werner Goebl (co-chair), convened at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Website (Abstract submission deadline is 30 November 2012)

8–11 August 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
2013 Society of Music Perception and Cognition Conference
Organisers: Frank Russo (conference chair), Michael Schutz (program chair),
convened at the Ryerson University in Toronto
Website (Abstract submission deadline is February 1, 2013)

30 July – 2 August 2013 Stockholm, Sweden: SMAC 2013 Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference and SMC 2013 Sound and Music Computing Conference
Organisers: Sten Ternström (SMAC conference chair), Roberto Bresin (SMC programme chair), Bill Brunson (SMC music chair), convened at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
Website (full paper submission deadline 29 March 2013)

17–20 July 2013 The Hague, The Netherlands:
6th Conference of the European Network for Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children (MERYC'2013)
Organiser: Michel Hogenes (conference chair), convened at the The Hague University for Applied Sciences, The Hague, The Netherlands
Website (Abstract submission deadline is 30 November 2012)

11–15 June 2013 Jyväskylä, Finland:
3rd International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME3)
Organiser: Geoff Luck (conference chair), convened at the University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
Website (Abstract submission deadline is 7 December 2012)

23–28 July 2012 Thessaloniki, Greece:
Joint conference: 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Organisers: Emilios Cambouropoulos (chair), Costas Tsougras (co-chair)
Call for papers – Website – Proceedings online

24–27 May 2012 Chicago, IL, USA:
Association for Psychological Science 24th Annual Convention with a special cross-cutting theme program and poster session: Music, Mind, and Brain
Organisers: Association for Psychological Science

30 November–3 December 2011, Perth, Western Australia:
‘Power of Music’ – the 34th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia and the 2nd International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME 2011)
Organised by Jane Davidson, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Submission deadline for proposals: 2 May 2011

5–7 October 2011, Cologne, Germany:
Fourth International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology
Organised by Julia Wewers and Uwe Seifert, Institute of Musicology at the University of Cologne, Germany.

24–27 August 2011, Toronto, Canada:
International Symposium on Performance Science: “Models of Performance”
Organised by Darryl Edwards and Lee Bartel, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music, London, U.K.

11–14 August 2011, Rochester, NY, USA:
10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Organised by David Temperley and Elizabeth Marvin, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, USA

9–12 June 2011 Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.:
The Neurosciences and Music IV – Learning and Memory,
organised by the Mariani Foundation for Paediatric Neurology