International Symposium on Performance Science

The International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) is a biennial meeting of performers and scientists that provides a platform to discuss all facets of performance and the skills which underpin it from interdisciplinary perspectives through topics such as motivation and the development of expertise, novice to elite levels of performance development, the psychology and physicality of performance, performers’ health, and the perception, analysis, and evaluation of performance across the arts, as well as the natural, social, and applied sciences.

The previous symposia in Porto (2007), Auckland (2009), Toronto (2011),
Vienna (2013), Kyoto (2015) and Reykjavík (2017) attracted delegates from over 30 countries to discuss performance excellence from a wide range of theoretical, practical, psychological and physical perspectives.

ISPS 2019, convened by Professor Gary McPherson and Dr Solange Glasser (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music) and Professor Aaron Williamon (Royal College of Music, London) will be held in Melbourne, Australia at the new The Ian Potter Southbank Centre (home of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music) at Southbank in the heart of Melbourne.  

ISPS will be combined with the Australian Music and Psychology Society (AMPS) conference.  We warmly welcome new and past attendees from previous conferences.