SEMPRE Conference, Postgraduate Study Day, and Hickman Award


SEMPRE conference: Children’s musical worlds

Saturday 25 October 2014

Institute of Education, University of Reading

This one-day SEMPRE conference in music psychology and education is hosted by The Institute of Education, University of Reading. We welcome submissions on a broad range of topics related to the theme, including research into the various musical worlds created by, with and for children, and studies which focus on aspects of engagement with music in childhood and its impact across the life course.

Contributions are invited from researchers at all levels and are particularly encouraged from postgraduate students. Submissions should show how the topic relates to the conference theme. Accepted submissions will be organised thematically and presentations will be chaired by leading researchers. Please send abstracts for spoken presentations (200 words) by email to the conference organiser Mary Stakelum (m.stakelum@reading.ac.uk) by Friday 11 July 2014.

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Postgraduate study day

Friday 24 October 2014

Institute of Education, University of Reading

Exploring music education and psychology research

This SEMPRE Postgraduate Study Day is hosted by the Institute of Education, University of Reading and precedes the SEMPRE conference on ‘Children’s musical worlds’ to be held on Saturday 25 October. Students are warmly invited to attend both events. The aim of the Postgraduate Study Day is to provide opportunities for research students to present and discuss ideas in a friendly and supportive environment, as well as to create a meeting place for students from different institutions. The event will include spoken presentations (20 minutes each), a poster display, and open discussions about research in music psychology and education led by invited academics. We welcome submissions from part-time and full-time students who are undertaking research in music psychology and education. Accepted submissions will be broadly organized into themes and presentations will be chaired by experienced researchers.

Please send abstracts for spoken presentations (200 words) and for posters (100 words) by email to Dr Mary Stakelum (m.stakelum@reading.ac.uk) by Friday 11 July 2014.

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Applying for an award

Students submitting a proposal for this conference will be eligible to apply for the The Aubrey Hickman Award, worth £500. Please see http://www.sempre.org.uk/resources/2014_Hickman.pdf for further details.

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