AIRS News  

  • AIRS 6th Annual Meeting.  The AIRS 6th Annual Meeting (2015) will  take place in Nashville, Tennessee  (Music City, USA ☺) July 30-31, prior to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) co-convened by Reyna Gordon and Elisabeth Dykens).  The following will be presented during the 1.5 days of the meeting.

Oral presentations

Natural singing practices surrounding babies in their daily lives. Alisa Chitwood & Beatriz Ilari (University of Southern California) Theme: 2.1 and 1

Childhood songs: Views and values in the Vietnamese American home. Tina Huynh and Beatriz Ilari (University of Southern California). Theme: 2.1 and 1  and 3.1

The impact of singing on language development in 4-year old children. Caitline Bridson-Pateman, Petra Hauf, Annie Larouce, and Helene Deacon  (St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Canada, and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Theme 2.3

Singing-Voice and the acquisition of phonetics in the learning of French as a foreign language. Sandra Cornaz (Lansad, Univ. Grenoble Alpes  (Grenoble, France); Diane Caussade (Univ Grenoble Alpes, GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France). Theme 2.3

Glee 3: Benefits of singing for older adults with cognitive impairment and caregivers. Amy Clements-Cortes (University of Toronto). Theme 3.3  (3.2)

Alzheimer’s hand gestures and speech disorders in spoken and sung modalities. Diane Caussade I(GIPSA-lab, CNRS & LIDILEM ); Fanny Gaubert (Centre de formation en orthophonie, ISTR, Univ claude Bernard, Lyon, France); Maud Seriux (Centre de formation en orthophonie, ISTR, Univ claude Bernard, Lyon, France; Nathalie Henrich-Bernardoni (CNRS, Grenoble, France); Nathalie Vallee (CNRS, Grenoble, France). Theme 3.3 and 1.2

Test-retest reliability and repeated  attempts in singing accuracy measurement; Bryan E. Nichols and Sijia  Wang (University of Athens, Ohio, USA). Theme 1

Workshops

AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills – Bing-Yi Pan and Annabel Cohen (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Pitch Analysis – Pauline Larrouy Maestri  presiding (Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics, Munich, Germany

Voice  Studio Analysis – Developing analysis methods for student and student-teacher  interaction: What to look for

How to access and upload to the AIRS Digital Library,  Karen Ludke  (EdgeHill University,  UK)

Master Classes

Western-European vocal  repertoire – Darryl Edwards  (University of Toronto)

North Indian classical music vocal training – Utpolah Borah   (Independent scholar, Ohio)

For additional information about the AIRS Annual Meeting keep checking the website and   click here

Congratulations to all students who received travel awards toward their travel costs to present at the meeting!

  • Student Amy Yu, who is a student researching the role of singing in second language acquisition of vocabulary and grammar with supervisor Henrietta Lempert  in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, has recently received the Dr. Lorus J. Milne and Dr. Margery J. Milne Research Award from U of T Victoria College in support of her project .   She will also be the Medal Tray Bearer at the PanAm games (televised during the medal/gift award ceremonies).  Congratulations Amy!

  • Frank Russo, has been invited to  Singapore to  present an invited talk on July 1 at the Science of Learning Workshop organized by the National Research Foundation (NRF).  The talk is entitled " A neuro-cognitive perspective on the efficacy of singing in foreign-language learning".

  • Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops     view all upcoming

    ICA 2016, the 22nd International Congress on Acoustics will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 5-9, 2016. The Congress venue will be the Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires (UCA).   LINK 

     

AIRS News  

Conference Presentations from AIRS Researchers this Month

Canadian Psychological Association/  Société Canadienne de Psychologie Ottawa,  June 6, 2015

  • BEYOND SINGER VS. NON-SINGER IN SINGING, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING: DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF THE SINGING EXPERIENCE SCALE 

    Mary Gick, Carleton University; Sally Busch, Carleton University

  • IMPROVING CHILD WELL-BEING AND PROMOTING RESILIENCE THROUGH AN ORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH SONGBOOK

    Laura L Armstrong, Saint Paul University

  • ENRICHING STUDENT EXPERIENCE THROUGH A UNIVERSITY MULTICULTURAL CHOIR AND SONG CIRCLE

    Annabel J Cohen, University of Prince Edward Island; Shannon M Moore, University of Prince Edward Island

Canadian Society for the Study of education  Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation (May 30-June 3)

  • SUPPORTING STUDENT’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING THROUGH SINGING: AN INVESTIGATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE IN SINGING IN UNAUDITIONED CHOIRS.

    Katryn Hurst (Queen’s University)

  • PLACING IPADS AS RESOURCES IN AN INTERGENERATIONAL ART CLASS:  IMPLICATIONS FOR MULTIMODAL LITERACY.

    Rachel Heydon, Lori McKee (Western University) Bridget Daly

Canadian Society For Brain Behavior & Cognitive Science /  Société Canadienne des Sciences du Cerveau du Comportement et de la Cognition, Ottawa, June 7, 2015

  • THE ROLE OF MUSICAL VS TONE-LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE ON IMPLICIT CHOICE OF KEY FOR SINGING A FAMILIAR SONG.

Bing-Yi Pan & Annabel J. Cohen, University of Prince Edward Island

2015 Chorus America Conference, Boston, MA  June 17-20

  • MUSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT FROM KODALY GROUP SINGING IN EARLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL abstract

Martin Gardiner (University of Rhode Island) 

 

 

AIRS News  

  • AIRS 6th Annual Meeting.  The AIRS 6th Annual Meeting (2015) will  take place in Nashville, Tennessee  (Music City, USA ☺) July 30-31, prior to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) co-convened by Reyna Gordon and Elisabeth Dykens).  Abstracts for the AIRS Symposium will be requested by May 15.  The forms below are provided for research abstracts, performing at the AIRS concert (July 31), and student travel competition  (links early April 23 were not active... will be checked out later today, sorry).

    For some additional information click here

  • AIRS Co-Investigators  Prof. Darryl Edwards and Prof. Susan O'Neill joined by  Prof. Yaroslav Senyshyn are introducing a one-week intensive  Music Reseach Workshop and Symposium  at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI, Artistic Director, Darryl Edwards), July  15-19, 2015 (with preparatory readings and follow-up research paper), in collaboration with AIRS. Stay tuned.  Opportunities for  university course credit may be arranged. 
     

Recent Publications

  • Mothers as Singing Mentors for Infants, Sandra E. Trehub and Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir, The Oxford Handbook of Singing (Forthcoming), Edited by Graham Welch, David M. Howard, and John Nix. Online Publication Date: Jan 2015 DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199660773.013.25

    Mothers sing expressively while caring for infants . Initially, such singing is for emotion regulation: for promoting tranquility, sleep, playful engagement, or stress reduction, depending on the context. Infants ’responsiveness to such singing encourages further maternal singing . Mothers act as singing mentors even though their mentoring is initially intuitive versus deliberate, emphasizing pleasure/comfort over precision. Their singing also has intuitive didactic aspects in its emphasis on pitch and temporal structure of songs. The face-to-face context provides infants with performances featuring distinctive visual/vocal gestures. As imitators, infants mimic maternal performances, prompting mothers to become deliberate mentors who coax increasingly complex contributions from infants . Initially, infants make single-syllable contributions to such duets, progressing to phrases and songs. Well before age two, many toddlers produce singing that preserves pitch contours, rhythms, and approximate range of familiar songs. Subsequent educator mentoring can build on these achievements if relationship building and maintenance have priority over skill building.  LINK  
     

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