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Visiting Researchers and Artists at CIRMMT

CIRMMT hosts visiting researchers from around the world.  Researchers and artists who are interested in traveling to Montreal to work on a research project with one or more CIRMMT members are asked to contact the relevant member(s) directly.  

CIRMMT’s central facilities include office spaces with workstations designated for visiting scholars and artists.  Visitors have full access to a workstation in this shared office space for the duration of their stay, which is to be for a maximum of six months.  They may also request the short-term use of any of our central laboratories for research throughout their visit.

Requests for visiting researcher office space can be submitted by Regular and Collaborator members on behalf of their guest throughout the year.  The following information should be submitted:

  1. 1. A request letter outlining the nature of the collaborative research project along with start and end dates of the visit (preferably less than six months, but a maximum one year)
  2. 2. The visiting researcher or artist’s CV

Requests for office space for visiting researchers will be reviewed by the Centre’s Executive Committee on a monthly basis.  

CIRMMT is unable to provide travel funding, salary or lodging for visiting researchers/artists. 


Immigration Information & Entry requirements to Canada for non-Canadian citizens

  • Visiting researchers/artists who are self-funded and wish to stay for six months or less will be provided with a letter that waives the need for a work permit under exemption R186(a). 
  • Only under special circumstances will we consider stays of over six months and up to one year. Otherwise, CIRMMT will only accept stays of six months or less. Stays of more than six months require additional work permits, visas and costs.


It is the responsibility of the visiting researcher to get the appropriate visa to enter Canada. There are fees associated with the visa. For more information, please visit the Candian Immigration website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

eTAs (electronic Travel Authorization)

As of November 2016, all visa-exempt travellers (except United States [U.S.] citizens) will need an eTA to board their flight. It is the responsibility of the visiting researcher to apply for the eTA. For more information on the eTA and how to apply for one, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides more information here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp

Current Visiting Researchers

  • August 2018-July 2019: Xin Wang, University of China, China
  • September 2018-June 2019: Morris Levy, University of Minnesota, USA

Upcoming Visiting Researchers

  • January-March 2019: Lucilia Borges, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
  • May-June 2020: Charles Nichols, Virginia Tech University, USA


  • October-November 2018: Paul Stapleton, SARC, Queens University Belfast, Ireland
  • June-September 2018: Isabel Barbancho Pérez & Lorenzo Tardón, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • May-July 2018: Stefan Weinzierl, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • March-August 2018: Lucilia Borges, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
  • June 2016 - June 2017: Nathaniel Condit-Schultz, USA
  • September 2016 - December 2016: Eitan Globerson, Conductor & Music Director of the Academy's Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
  • June 2016: David Heise, Lincoln University, USA  
  • September 2015-May 2016: Leigh Van Handel, Michigan State University, USA
  • January 2016-March 2016: Roland Badeau, Telecom ParisTech, France
  • May-November 2015: Roland Badeau, Telecom ParisTech, France
  • June-August 2015: Philipe Esling, UPMC, France
  • May-July 2015: David Heise, Assistant Professor, Lincoln University, USA
  • May 2015: Chris Dobrian, Professor of Music, University of California, Irvine
  • April 2015: Joel Chadabe, State University of New York, USA. J. Chadabe will be at CIRMMT as a Fulbright Specialist.
  • February 2015: Peter Visentin, University of Lethbridge, Canada
  • January-March 2015: Damian Murphy, University of York, UK
  • March 2014-February 2015: Constance Classen, Author of Ways of Sensing and The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch
  • May-June 2014: Joseph Plazak, Illinois Wesleyan University, USA
  • April 2014: Gascia Ouzounian, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • March-April 2014: José Javier Lopez Monfort, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • November 2013: Ivan Paz, National Autonomous University of México
  • August-December 2013: Jeremy Day-O'Connell, Associate Professor, Music, Knox College, USA
  • August-December 2013: Vincent Pasquier, R&D Director, Moment Factory
  • August-September 2013: Nicolas d'Alessandro & Joëlle Tilmanne, Numédiart, Mons, Belgium
  • August-September 2013: Julien Soro, composer and saxophonist
  • May 2013: Christopher Dobrian, Professor of Music, University of California, Irvine.  Prof. Dobrian will be at CIRMMT as a Fulbright Specialist.
  • November to December 2012: Fred Rees, Professor of Music and Chair of the University Department of Music and Arts Technology (Purdue School of Engineering and Technology), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
  • September to December 2012: Ira Braus, Associate Professor of Music History, Hartt School.
  • June to August 2012: Josep Lluis Arcos, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spanish National Research Council.
  • July 2012: Arnaud Petit, composer and conductor.
  • April and June 2012: Roland Cahen, École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, France.
  • February to July 2012: Jean-François Petiot, Professor, Ecole Centrale de Nantes.
  • January 2012: Sylvie Gibet, VALORIA, Université de Bretagne Sud, France.
  • November 2011: Mauricio Alves Loureiro, Director of the IEAT and Professor, School of Music of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.
  • September-October 1, 2011: Jean Bresson, Music Representation Group, IRCAM.
  • August to September 2011: Jan Tro, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Acoustics Group, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  • April 2011:  Javier Redondo, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Gandía, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
  • January to July 2011: Caroline Cance, Scientific Researcher, Cognitive Group, INCAS³ - INnovation Centre for Advanced Sensor and Sensor Systems.
  • January to April 2011: Lawrence Zbikowski, Associate Professor at the Department of Music, University of Chicago.  Prof. Zbikowski is the recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Cognitive Music Theory, awarded to CIRMMT.
  • December 2010: Jean Bresson, Music Representation Group, IRCAM.
  • June to July 2010: Francisco Gómez-Martín, School of Computer Science, Polytechnic University of Madrid.
  • May to August 2010: Emilia Gómez, Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
  • May to August 2010: Jordi Bonada, Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
  • July 2008 to July 2010: Hideki Sakanashi, Yamaha Corporation.
  • June 2009 to January 2010: Satoshi Tojo, School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
  • January to December 2009: Tomas Henriques, Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition, Department of Musical Sciences, New University of Lisbon.
  • June 2008: Gustavo Martins, Researcher/PhD candidate, INESC Porto.
  • April to May 2008: Damian Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, Intelligent Systems Group I Audio Lab, University of York.
  • January to March 2008: Sylvain Marchand, Associate Professor at the University of Bordeaux 1, Computer Science Department.
  • June 2007 to February 2008: Shuichi Sakamoto, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University in Japan.
  • September 2006 to March 2007: Edward Large, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology and Director, NIMH Training Program in Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University.  Prof. Large was the recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Professorship in the Science and Technology of Music, awarded to CIRMMT.  A video presentation of his research project can be viewed at Edward Large on the Perception of Rhythm in Music