AIRS 1st Annual Meeting Program and Proceedings


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Saturday June 27th, 2009 - Charlottetown


2:30 PM - 4:30 PM:                    Executive Meeting- Lower Level of the Robertson Library- CMTC Research Facility

                                                                   Theme Team Leaders and Digital Library, Student, Partner, Geographic, Stakeholder Representatives.


7:00 PM - 9:30 PM :                    Plenary Opening Reception- McDougall Hall

                                                                   Official Welcomes, Performance, Project overview from Project Leader and Theme Leaders.

                                                                   Theme Leaders - Introduction of AIRS Researchers, Partners and Representative Stakeholders.


Sunday June 28th, 2009 - Charlottetown (McDougall Hall Market Square)

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM :                    Opening remarks and song exchange in the spirit of the project


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM:                     Plenary discussion of central issues of THEME 1 Team Leaders


10:30 AM - 10:45 AM:                     Refreshment break


10:45 AM - 12:30 PM:                     Plenary discussion of central issues of Theme 2 and 3. Team Leaders.


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM:                     Lunch (Main Building Faculty Lounge)

                                                                   1:15- Andrew Hankinson: McGill University, Canada. Drupal: Websites for the rest of us


1:45 PM - 2:25 PM:                     Digital library and the Virtual REsearch Environment- Brief Plenary Tutorials in Robertson Library building (Mark Legott and UPEI Technical Staff Digital Library Team).


2:30 PM - 5:30 PM:                     Oral Presentations and Posters - McDougall Hall


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Oral Presentations

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM :       Development of singing: The current state of our knowledge and an outline of critical questions

                                   - Laurel Trainor (McMaster University), Rayna Friendly (McMaster University) & Steven Brown (McMaster University)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM :       A key issue of theorizing on singing development: Analyses of the child's strategies in making a new song

                                   - Stefanie Stadler Elmer (University of Zurich Switzerland)

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM :       The speech-to-song illusion: Experimental evidence

                                   - Simone Falk(Ludwid-Maximilians-Universitat, Germany) & Tamara Rathcke ( University of Glasgow, UK)

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM :       Tone deafness disrupts pitch production in music, not in speech: A case study

                                   - Simone Dalla Bella (University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, Poland) & Magdalena Berkowska (University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, Poland)

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM :       An Intervention Study in Congenital Amusia

                                   - Lauren Stewart, Susan Anderson, Karen Wise & Graham Welch (Goldsmiths University of London; Keele University; University of London, UK)

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM :       Neural control of vocal pitch production

                                   - Psyche Loui & Gottfried Schlaug (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard University, USA)



3:40 PM - 3:43 PM :       Comparison of rhythm in musical scores and performances as measured with the pairwise variability index

                                   - Marju Raju, Eva Liina Asu & Jaan Ross (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre; University of Tartu and Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics)

3:43 PM - 3:46 PM :       Microgenetic analysis of children's singing

                                   - Stefanie Stadler Elmer (University of Zurich Switzerland)

3:46 PM - 3:50 PM :       Physiological and physical understanding of singing voice practices: the Sardinian Bassu case

                                   - Nathalie Henrich, Lucie Bailly, Xavier Pelorson & Bernard Lortat-Jacob (Speech and Cognition, GIPSA-lab, France)

3:50 PM - 3:56 PM :       Pitch Matching in Amusia

                                   - Sean Hutchins (University of Montreal)

3:56 PM - 4:00 PM :       Developing a test battery of singing abilities with lifespan application

                                   - Annabel Cohen (UPEI), Marsha Lannan (UPEI), Jenna D. Coady (UPEI) & Emily Gallant(UPEI)


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM:                     Refreshments and Poster Viewing - McDougall Street


Oral Presentations (Continued)

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM :       How to identify the laryngeal mechanism of a singing voice production

                                   - Nathalie Henrich, Bernard Roubeau & Michele Castellengo (Centre national de la recherché scientifique CNRS (Département des sciences l’homme et de la société); Service d’ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico-faciale, Hopital Tenon; LAM-IJLRA, France)

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM :       A Japanese infant's vocal features in daily contexts of infant-directed speech and song; A case study

                                   - Mayumi Adachi & Taichi Ando (Hokkaido University, Japan)

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM :       From song to speech? Infant-directed singing in the first year of life

                                   - Simone Falk (Ludwid-Maximilians-Universitat, Germany)

5:10 PM                       The use of facial electromyography in singing research

                                   - Frank Russo & Lisa Chan (Ryerson University)


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM :                    Dinner together (Andrews Hall, UPEI Campus)


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM:                     AIRS Public Concert in Steel Auditorium: Variations on the Theme of Singing feat. AIRS Team members

                                                                   - Organized by June Countryman and Sung-Ha Shin-Bouey (UPEI Department of Music)


9:30 PM                     Refreshments and Cash Bar (Main Building Faculty Lounge)


Monday June 29th, 2009 - Charlottetown (McDougall Hall Market Square)


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM :                    Break into three themes : Digital Library, Student & Partner and Stakeholder groups to discuss implementation of goals (Video conference is needed, Room TBA)


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM :                    Refreshment Break


10:30 AM - 1:00 PM :                    Theme 2- Oral Presentations




Oral Presentations (Theme 2)


10:30 AM - 10:45 AM :       The role of media on song acquisition in South African Children

                                   - Andrea Emberly (University of Washington, USA)

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM :     Observing a chameleon: How to bridge a gap between the voice training and its scientific description

                                   - Allan Vurma & Jaan Ross (Estonian Academy of Music and Thatre & University of Tartu, Estonia)

11:05 AM - 11:20 AM :     Singing voice as a tool for improving the teaching/learning of a foreign language. The case of Italian speakers leaning French

                                   - Nathalie Henrich, Sandra Cornaz & Nathalie Vallee (Dept. Speech and Cognition, GIPSA-lab, France)

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM :     WORLearning singing skills: Effects on broader skill learning

                                   - Martin Gardiner (Centre for the Study of Human Development, Brown University, USA)

Oral Presentations (Theme 3)


11:35 AM - 11:50 AM :     Networking and Publication Outlets for AIRS

                                   - Lawrence P. O'Farrell (Queen's University, Canada)

11:50 AM - 12:05 PM :     Effects of an Interdisciplinary Chinese Music Program on Children's Cultural Understanding

                                   - Lily Chen-Hafteck (Kean University, USA)

12:05 PM - 12:25 PM :     Community Singing for Wellbeing and Health: Report on a Progressive Research Programme within the Sidney De Haan REsearch Centre for Arts and Health, UK

                                   - Stephen M. Clift, Grenville Hancox, Ann Skingley, Ian Morrison & Hilary Bungay (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

Posters (Themes 2 and 3)

12:25 PM - 12:28 PM :     Learning and Singing: Song Intervention to Enhance Preschool Vocabulary

                                   - Jennifer Sullivan (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)

12:31 PM - 12:34 PM :     Enhancing communicative learning opportunities through intergenerational art curricula: A multi-phase qualitative study leading to the AIRS research in intergenerational understanding

                                   - Rachel Heydon (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

12:34 PM - 12:37 PM :     What do Singers Say About the Effects of Choral Singing on Physical Health? Findings from a Survey of Choristers in Australia, England and Germany

                                   - Stephen M. Clift, Grenville Hancox, Ian Morrison, Barbel Hess, Gunter Kreutz & Don Stewart (Sydney de Haan Centre, University of Canterbury, UK)

12:37 PM - 12:40 PM :     Three Francophone Adolescent Girls' Stories of Singing: Singing for Identity, Relationship and Wellbeing

                                   - Gisele A. Lalonde & Jennifer Nicol (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

12:40 PM - 12:43 PM :     A Grounded Theory Inquiry of Solitary Music Listening as a Social Process

                                   - Jennifer Nicol & Gisele A. Lalonde

12:43 PM - 12:48 PM :     Exploring Alternative Ways to Represent Findings and Disseminate Knowledge

                                   - Jennifer Nicol (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

12:48 PM                     Sing for Your Life, Kent, United Kingdom

                                   - Stuart Brown (DVD)


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM :                    Lunch and Poster Viewing


2:15 PM - 3:45 PM :                    Break further into subgroups of each theme (1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c & Digital Library)


3:45 PM - 4:15 PM :                    Within theme groups report back to each other: all Theme 1, 2, and 3


5:15 PM - 6:45 PM :                    Reception/Concert at the home of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, the Honourable


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM :                    Dinner (Confederation Centre of the Arts)

Tuesday June 30th, 2009 - Charlottetown (McDougall Hall)


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM :                    Plenary: Reports from the Theme Subgroups (video conference as needed)


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM :                    Box Lunch


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM :                    Team Leaders: Wrap-up (Robertson Library, CMTC Lower Level Laboratory)


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