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Symposium on Empirical Methods for Music Theorists

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This symposium is cosponsored by the Society for Music Theory and CIRMMT Research Axis 5. It will take place on November 1st and 2nd.

  • Research Workshop
When Nov 01, 2009 02:00 PM to
Nov 02, 2009 12:00 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West. Enter via 555 Sherbrooke St. West.
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The Music Cognition Interest Group of the Society for Music Theorists (SMT) and CIRMMT Research Axis 5 (Music Perception and Cognition) is pleased to announce a Symposium on Empirical Methods to take place immediately following the upcoming SMT meeting in Montreal. This symposium is intended to serve music theorists who have little or no background in empirical methodology, and to serve as the capstone to a cognition-laden conference experience, beginning with the MCG regular meeting (Saturday noon-2 p.m) and the MCG-sponsored Special Session on Saturday at 8 p.m. (


Abstracts can be found here: Symposium details

Sunday November 1

  • 2:00-2:15 Introductions
  • 2:15-3:15 Stephen McAdams and Finn Upham Dealing with subjective musical experience in time: Challenges in interpreting continuous-response measures
  • 3:15-4:00 Marcelo Wanderley Motion capture of music performances: Advantages and limitations
  • 4:00-4:30 Johanna Devaney Techniques for extracting performance data from audio recordings
  • 4:30-5:00 Discussion
  • 5:00-7:00 Reception

Monday November 2

  • 9:00-10:00 Caroline Palmer The role of sensory feedback in performance
  • 10:00-12:00 David Huron From Idea to Experiment


An online registration form is available at

There is a $20 fee to help defray the cost of food.


A832, New Music Building

Schulich School of Music

McGill University

527, Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC


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