Conference Schedule

Wednesday 22 June

9.30 Coffee

Paper session 1:

10.00 Anna Czepiel, University of York, UK: Conscious and subconscious body movement: A study into expressive and technical gestures in piano playing

10. 30 Kristine Healy, University of Huddersfield, UK: Imagined vocalities: Exploring voice in the practice of instrumental music performance

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Jacob Downs, St John’s College, University of Oxford, UK: Where is the body in everyday headphone listening?


12.00 Poster session 1:

Kristal Spreadborough, University of New England, Armidale, Australia: Hearing is believing: Towards a new method of analysis for vocal timbre in popular vocal song

Dan Hodd, University of Sheffield, UK: Testing the Levitin Effect: Is absolute pitch memory stronger in non-musicians?

Heather Hague, York St John University, UK: The effects of music listening on stress, anxiety and depression

Anne-Marie Czajkowski & Dr Alinka Greasley, University of Leeds, UK: Mindfulness for musicians: The effects of teaching a mindfulness course to student musicians

12.30 Lunch and poster viewings

Paper session 2:

1.30 Imogen Clarke, University of York, UK: Small-group violin tuition in a home education setting: Do professional teachers need to adapt their approach?

2.00 David Barton, Royal College of Music, UK: The control of choice, and the choice of control in private instrumental teaching

2.30 Eleni Perisynaki, University of York, UK: How is sight-reading perceived in a Greek conservatoire, and which sight-reading strategies are incorporated in piano teaching? 

3.00 Tea

3.30 Eva Wilde, University College, London UK: ADHD and music: An initial exploration

4.00 Practical workshop: Michael Davidson, SOAS, UK and Hertfordshire Music Services: Making room for music: how learning music can support the inclusion of vulnerable young people in school

4.45 END

Thursday 23 June

9.30 Coffee

Paper session 3:

10.00 Darragh Lynch & Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya, Goldsmiths, University of London UK: Music and emotion: Cross-modal transfer effects of melodic pitch expectancy on the evaluation and memory of faces

10.30 Sara D’Amario & Dr Helena Daffern, University of York, UK: Does a masterclass improve group cohesion? A pilot study of temporal synchronization between singers during vocal quartet performances

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Keynote:

Professor Graham Welch, University College London Institute of Education Established Chair of Music Education: Children’s instrumental learning and its wider benefits

12.30 Lunch

Paper session 4:

1.30 Monica Esslin-Peard, University of Liverpool, UK: Performance is practice: Perspectives on the maturation of undergraduate musicians over three years of performance

2.00 Nicola Pennill, University of Sheffield, UK: Working together – small chamber ensembles in rehearsal

2.30 Poster session 2:

Katie Wood, University of York, UK: Do you practise what you preach? The truth behind students’ practice strategies

Rupert Avis, University of York, UK: Negotiating performance anxiety at KM Music Conservatory: The education of Indian and Western classical musicians

Lottie Brook, University of York, UK: The development of the concert hall and its audience over time and subsequent concert etiquette: A study of audience behaviour and problems of exclusivity

3.00 Tea and poster viewing

3.30 Discussion session

4.00 END



The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme