ESCOM 12 will be hosted by The University of York (UK), with satellite locations at Universidad Nacional de la Plata (Argentina), and The University of Melbourne (Australia) on the 3rd – 6th July 2024.
The aim of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary and intercultural platform for the dissemination of the most recent developments in music cognition research. The goal is to offer a green and inclusive format that combines high scientific standards with lower emissions associated with flying.
Participation is encouraged in person in one of these hubs, or entirely remotely (e.g., from their home computer). We invite all participants to go to the nearest hub, trying to avoid flying for environmental reasons. The conference will be live-streamed across the hubs (and remotely) and all talks will be recorded and made available to all attendees for the weeks following the event.
Organisers: Dr. Andrea Schiavio
This conference is motivated by a interest in the psychology of music in Serbia since the 1980s. The conference marks an evolution of the field through the establishment of the Section for the Psychology of Music within the Serbian Psychological Society in 1996.
Organisers: Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade
2017 Ghent, Belgium, July 31 – August 4
25th 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.
Proceedings and Abstracts.
2009 Jyväskylä, Finland, August 12–16
7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
Organisers: Jukka Louhivuori, Tuomas Eerola, Tommi Himberg, Suvi Saarikallio and Päivi-Sisko Eerola
2002 Liège, Belgium, April 5–8
10th Anniversary Conference: Musical Creativity
Organiser: Irène Deliège, Proceedings edited by Marlène Britta, Marc Mélen, Liège, Belgium: Université de Liège (CD-ROM)
Online access to CD-ROM
1994 Liège, Belgium, July 23–27, joint conference
3rd International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 2nd Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Organiser: Irène Deliège; Proceedings edited by Irène Deliège, Liège: Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie; 526 pages, ISBN 2-930104-00-7
The Department of Music Theory at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland, is pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the International Conference “Meaning of Music”, which will take place in person and online on October 10-11, 2024.
The aim of the Gdańsk conference is to gather together in one place and time researchers from all over the world who are dealing with this topic, in order to present current theoretical knowledge, to date scattered across various sources, and to make semantic interpretation of individual works from all musical genres. Among the many important problems within the field, the organisers propose to highlight: embodied music cognition; the place of emotions in the construction of musical meaning; image schemas; musical vs. linguistic concepts; the role of percepts and concepts in the process of constructing musical meaning; physical, biological, social and cultural limitations; metaphors and blends concerning music; ambiguity; definition of musical meaning, but the above list may be widely developed.
Organisers: Associate Professor Violetta Kostka et al.
Website: conference homepage
2021 Multiple hubs, Organising hub in Sheffield, UK, July 28–31
16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and 11th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ICMPC-ESCOM2021)
Organisers: Renee Timmers (chair) et al.
Website: conference homepage
2015 Manchester, U.K., August 17–22
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).
2006 Bologna, Italy, August 22–26, joint conference
9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 6th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Organisers: Mario Baroni; Anna Rita Addessi, Roberto Caterina, Marco Costa
Abstract book edited by Mario Baroni, Anna Rita Addessi, Roberto Caterina, Marco Costa, Alma Mater
Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna; ISBN 88-7395-155-4 (download Book of Abstracts, 8.4 MB)
2000 Keele, U.K., August 5–10, joint conference:
6th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 4th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Organisers: John Sloboda and Susan O'Neill;
Proceedings: Edited by Chris Woods, Geoff Luck, Renaud Brochard, Fred Seddon, and John Sloboda. Keele, U.K.: Psychology Department, Keele University
(CD-ROM), ISBN 0-9539909-0-7
Online access to Proceedings CD-ROM
1991 Trieste, Italy, October 27–29
1st ESCOM Colloquium and General Assembly of ESCOM, organised by Irène Deliège.
GAPS2 - Global Arts and Psychology Seminar "Creativity in music and the arts" York, Graz, La Plata, & Melbourne 14-16 September 2023.
This conference aims to offer students and early career researchers (including MA, MSc, and doctoral students, as well as postdocs) all around the globe an innovative platform through which ideas, experiences, insights, and knowledge about (the relationship between) music, art, and creativity can be shared in an inclusive and rigorous way.
Organisers: Andrea Schiavio et al.
Gaps 2 website
2018 Montreal, Sydney, La Plata, and Graz, July 23–28
ICMPC15-ESCOM10. 15th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 10th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Convened by: Department of Music, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec; the School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; the Faculty of Fine Arts, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentinia; and the Centre of Systematic Musicology, University of Graz.
Organisers: Richard Parncutt et al.
For further information, visit the conference homepage.
2012 Thessaloniki, Greece, July 23–28, 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)
Proceedings edited by Emilios Cambouropoulos, Costas Tsourgas, Panayotis Mavromatis, Costas Pastiadis, ISBN 960-99854-1-7
2003 Hanover, Germany, September 8–13
5th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
Organisers: Reinhard Kopiez, Andreas Lehmann, Irving Wolther
Proceedings edited by Reinhard Kopiez, Andreas Lehmann, Irving Wolther, Christian Wolf, ISBN 3-931852-67-9
1997 Uppsala, Sweden, June 7–12
3rd Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
Organiser: Alf Gabrielsson
Proceedings, edited by Alf Gabrielsson, Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University, Department of Psychology; 729 pages, ISBN 91-506-1230-1
Download Proceedings (14.9MB)
SysMus is a series of international conferences organized annually by young researchers and PhD students in the field of systematic musicology/music science. By being able to present their work to peers in a professional, yet informal setting, students who are still at the beginning of their academic career can share their ideas, and network with peers. SysMus is committed to incorporating a wide range of topics within its conferences, representative of the umbrella term “systematic musicology”.
Organisers: Kelsey Onderdijk (Chair), Aleksandra Michalko (Co-Chair), Bavo Van Kerrebroeck.
19–21 September 2019, Porto, Portugal:
IC CIPEM 2019 – Challenges in Music Education
Organised by the CIPEM/INET-md (Centre for Psychology of Music and Music Education) Porto Polytechnic, School of Education
5–7 October 2017 Madrid, Spain:
ConΨMusica. International Conference on Music Psychology and Music Performance. "Psychology in music: creation, educational practices and performance", convened by the Spanish
Association for the Psychology of Music and Music Performance (AEPMIM) and the National University of Distance LEarning (UNED)
16–19 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
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
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
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
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.
(BMC) Brain, Music, Cognition 2019 – Sounds of Prediction
Organised by the Department of Musicology, Jerusalem Brain Community and the ELSC centre for Neuroscience, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
24–26 October 2019, Belgrade, Serbia:
Psychology and Music – Interdisciplinary Encounters
Organised by the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy,
University of Belgrade and Psychology of Music Section, Serbian Psychological Society
12–14 April 2018 York, U.K.:
Together in music: Expression, Performance and Communication in Ensembles
National Centre for Early Music, York; organized by Helena Daffern (chair), et al.
Call for Presentations until 23 October 2017.
15–17 September 2017 Hamburg, Germany:
“Music and Movement” – 33rd Annual Conference of the German Association for Music Psychology (DGM), Organisation: Clemens Wöllner, Institute of Systematic Musicology,
University of Hamburg
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)
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
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
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
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
26–28 September 2019, Graz, Austria:
CIM19—Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology: “Embodiment in Music”
Organised by Andrea Schiavio and Richard Parncutt, Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
19–21 October 2017 Sichuan, China:
Chinese-European Research Exchange in Music Psychology
convened by the Mianyang Normal
University, Sichuan Province,
until 15 April 2017.
18–22 July 2016 Frankfurt am Main, Germany:
Methods in Empirical Music Research, workshop for music scholars
taught by David Huron, guest lecture by Heiner Gembris.
Organising chair: Timo Fischinger, Max Planck Institute for Empiricial Aesthetics
Website. Application with motivation letter until April 10, 2016.
21–23 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
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
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)
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
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)