January 2013 - News!

  • Call for Research Papers:

Association of Canadian Choral Communities

The Editorial Committee for the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC) is now accepting research papers for the Spring 2013 issue of Anacrusis, the magazine of the ACCC.

For submission guidelines, please visit Guidelines for Submissions. Forward submissions to Carolyn Nielsen at academic@choralcanada.org.  by deadline  February 15, 2013.


  • Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.

A meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, chaired by Frank Russo (AIRS Leader Theme 2) will be taking place August 8 - 11, 2013 (Preceding the AIRS 5th Annual Meeting, August 11 -12 2013) at Ryerson University.

Registration and paper submission details can be found at SMPC 2013. Please note the deadline for submission is the 1st February 2013. 


  • “Educating the Creative Mind” Conference 2

Educating the Creative Mind” Conference 2, An International Conference on Arts-Based Education - chaired by Lily Chen-Hafteck (Team Co-Leader AIRS 3.1) will be taking place May 30-31, 2013, at Kean University, Union, NJ, USA.

They are presently seeking proposals for presentations that focus on learning and teaching of the arts in early childhood, and the role of the arts in promoting creative thinking and a well-rounded education among preschool and early elementary school children. Submissions addressing interdisciplinary issues and arts-based education are encouraged. Schools demonstrating an exemplary practice in early childhood arts education are also invited to present.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Janet Barrett of Northwestern University who will speak to the power of arts experiences in the lives of children and teachers.

More details and proposal submission guidelines can be found online at Educating the Creative Mind” Conference 2


  • More News:

Patricia Shehan Campbell, who has served as Leader of  AIRS Theme 2 Development, has been elected President of the College Music Society (CMS).

The College Music Society, with a membership of over 8000, promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.

A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. The Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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