Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research Conference Schedule

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Autumn 2020 SEMPRE Conference
The role of music psychology research in a complex world: 
Implications, applications and debates

Conference schedule

Day 1: Wednesday 9 September

13:00–13:15    Welcome

13:15–14:45    Session 1: Social Justice

Still we rise: Racial discriminatory resilience and Black American musicians 
Clarke Randolph (Royal College of Music)

Social justice and the orchestra industry
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey (University of Oxford)

Can music psychology research help us to address the climate crisis?
Helen Prior (University of Hull)

14:45–15:15    Break

15:15–16:15    Music for social change: Evidence from social neuroscience, cultural conflict, and big data    
David Greenberg (Bar-Ilan University)

A model of psychological mechanisms of inclusive music-making: Empowerment of marginalised young people      
Maruša Levstek (University of Sussex)

16:15–16:45    Break

16:45–17:45    Session 2: Education

Capturing children’s social connections: A new method to examine the relationship between music tuition and social experiences     
Kate Cameron (University of Leeds)

How do we motivate young musicians to persist in musical learning despite current educational pressures?      
Samantha Caffull (University of York)

Day 2: Thursday 10 September

13:00–14:00    Session 3: Methods in Applied Contexts (1)

Mapping music for wellbeing in Sheffield    
Ioanna Filippidi, Nicola Pennill, and Renee Timmers (University of Sheffield)

How participatory music engagement supports mental health: Reflecting on the process and findings from a meta-ethnography    
Rosie Perkins (Royal College of Music / Imperial College London), 
Adele Mason-Bertrand (Royal College of Music / Imperial College London), 
Daisy Fancourt (University College London), L Baxter (University College London),
Aaron Williamon (Royal College of Music / Imperial College London).

14:00–14:30    Break 

14:30–15:30    Session 4: Technology 

Development of augmented reality environments for addressing musical performance anxiety    
Nery Borges and Mário Vairinhos (University of Aveiro)

Virtually together: Concerts during the coronavirus
Dana Swarbrick, Beate Seibt, and Jonna Vuoskoski (University of Oslo)

15:30–16:00    Break

16:00–17:00    Session 5: Covid-19

Music as a tool for socio-emotional coping during Covid-19 pandemic lockdown
Lauren Fink (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics), 
Claire Howlin (University College Dublin), 
Will Randell (University of Jyväskylä), 
Lindsay Warrenburg (University College Dublin), 
Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics), 
Niels C. Hansen (Aarhus University).

17:00–17:30    Break

17:30–18:30    Invited speaker: Alexandra Lamont (Keele University)

Day 3: Friday 11 September

13:00–14:00    Session 6: Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing in higher education: Challenges for music and sport
Elena Alessandri (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts),
Dawn Rose (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts), 
David Wasely (Cardiff University).

Understanding ‘musical vulnerability’ as a lens on music’s role in education, health, and wellbeing    
Elizabeth H. MacGregor (University of Sheffield)

14:00–14:30    Break 

14:30–15:30    Session 7: Methods in Applied Contexts (2)

Building musical lives: An ecological model for music intervention and support with autistic children and their families
Caitlin Shaughnessy (University of Roehampton)

The illusion of choice can increase pain threshold: Isolating the role of agency in music listening interventions
Claire Howlin and Brendan Rooney (University College Dublin)

15:30–16:00    Break

16:00–17:30    Session 8: Musical training

Tosca or Tesco: Exploring the career-building process for conservatoire graduates
Kate Blackstone  (University of Leeds)

Associations between musical sophistication and personality: Evidence from three countries    
Nicolas Ruth (Goldsmiths, University of London), 
Elina Tsigeman (Sirius University of Science and Technology, Sochi), 
Maxim Likhanov (Sirius University of Science and Technology, Sochi), 
Yulia Kovas Sirius (Goldsmiths, University of London / University of Science and Technology, Sochi),
Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths, University of London).

Applying music psychology to address engagement issues in entrepreneurship    
Sylvia Jen (University of Salford)

17:30–17:45    Plenary wrap-up

Conference ends    

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