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Performance Matters! Practical, Psychological, Philosophical and Educational Issues in Musical Performance
Porto, September 2005

Call for papers!

Performance Matters!
International Conference on Practical, Psychological, Philosophical and
Educational Issues in Musical Performance

Porto, Portugal
14-18 September, 2005

Supported by:
European Society for Cogntive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical (CIPEM)
from Escola Superior de Educação do Porto

Hosted by CIPEM at Escola Superior de Educação do Porto
Organising committee chaired by Graça Mota

Located in the beautiful city of Porto, this conference aims to bring
together researchers and practitioner-researchers from the domains of
music performance, psychology, philosophy and education. There will be
focus sessions on: young children and performance; special educational
needs and performance; the professional performer;  the amateur performer;
the performer and audience.

Events to include:

Paper and poster presentations
Round table discussions
A special day event sponsored by SEMPRE through The Arnold Bentley New
Initiatives Fund which will be devoted to workshop research activities

Scientific committee chaired by Jane Davidson (Vice-President, ESCOM)

Conference website:


We welcome submissions for papers, posters, workshops, performances
according to the following guidelines.

A 250-300 word abstract including the following:

*    List of authors/presenters with full contact details (name, address,
     affiliation, email, phone, FAX)
*    Title of the talk, workshop or performance

Statements relating to:
*    Aim and objectives/purpose
*    Context
*    Methodology
*    Results (and/or programme, if a performance or workshop is being
*    Key Contribution
*    List of up to five key words

For accepted papers, a conference CD will be published, for this,
participants will be asked to provide a 1,000-word version of their paper
by 1 July 2005.

We welcome electronic submissions as pdf, rtf and word attachments via
email: Hard copy, to reach us not later than the
deadlines specified should be sent to:

Performance Matters!
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 712
4200-465 Porto

Deadlines:  Submissions: 1 May 2005 (feedback by 1 June)
        Registration: 1 July 2005

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