Research Methods in Music

An academic conference on research methods in music is now being planned for June 18-21, 2012, in Bergen, Norway. It will be hosted by Bergen University College on behalf of the Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies, and keynote speakers will include music psychologist David Hargreaves, music therapy expert Brynjulf Stige, and music education historian Marie McCarthy. There will also be a plenary session by music learning technology specialist Alex Ruthmann and a panel on epistemological issues in practice-based research (including "artistic research") by members of the interdisciplinary research group NNIMIPA (Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics). I have been asked to give a presentation on methodological issues in international-comparative music research.

Although the main purpose of this conference is to provide guidance for Norwegian doctoral students in music, a limited number of international participants will also be admitted.

"Understanding Musicality," a NNIMIPA symposium and research planning forum will also be held on the day following this conference (June 22).

Click HERE for more information, and see additional details on the website of the Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies.

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Daniel John Carroll said...

Hello, my name is Daniel and I am a graduate student and teaching assistant in musicology and philosophy at the University of Idaho. I was interested to read about the Grieg School's conference on music research methods. Will there be a call for papers for this? Or, has that already been taken care of? Please contact me at carr8384@vandals.uidaho.edu at your convenience to let me know.

Sociomusicology said...

Hello Daniel: A few people have been contacting me about this recently. It will be important to contact the Grieg Research School administration directly regarding your interest in the conference. The Call for Papers will be on their website soon. I will email the contact details to you.

Daniel John Carroll said...

Thank you for the message. I am sorry that I forgot about this since posting; I was in the midst of making preparations to leave to deliver a paper in Atlanta and just forgot about this. I have taken a look at the website, and I notice a "Research Seminar" in "Methodologies" scheduled for some time in June. Is this the same event to which I referred in my first question?

Sociomusicology said...

Yes. New content has been developed for that page that explains all the details, and I expect it will be posted very soon.