Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) and ECMA are pleased to present 'Melody-On-The-Spot: AIRS Challenge' at the 2011 East Coast Music Award Conference


(Charlottetown, PEI) - The Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) Research Team is pleased to be partnering with the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) to present the ‘Melody-On-The-Spot: AIRS Challenge’ at the 2011 ECMA Conference in Charlottetown, PE on April 13th-17th, 2011.
This year, ECMA artists and interested attendees are invited to join the AIRS research initiative and participate in an exciting contest ‘Melody-On-The-Spot’: the AIRS Challenge at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards and Conference.

‘Melody-On-The-Spot’ is a creative, improvisational contest in songwriting where artists have a chance of crafting a new song ‘on the spot’ inspired by a choice of visual images provided by the AIRS research team. 1-minute to compose, and 1 minute to sing! Recordings of the songs will be judged by a panel of industry professionals, and prizes will be awarded to the individual (s) with the most creative and entertaining song!

Singer/songwriters interested in participating in this unique and exciting challenge presented by ECMA and AIRS are invited to contact Denise Beaton, AIRS representative: to secure their spot to compete and for more information. The general public is also invited to flex their creativity and have fun with ‘Melody-On-The-Spot: AIRS Challenge’!

First, second and third prizes will be presented to the winners on Sunday, April 17th, 2011.

AIRS is a seven-year major research initiative aiming to understand individual, cultural, and universal influences on singing and the influences of singing on individuals and societies. It entails cooperation with over 70 researchers representing every province in Canada and 15 other countries on 6 continents, individuals will share their knowledge and expertise from numerous perspectives, including psychology, musicology, music therapy, education, folklore and medicine.

April 14th – April 16th, 2011
Delta Hotel - Second Floor, 1:30pm-3:30pm



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