German Society for
Music Psychology

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Kathrin Schlemmer

Date: September 06-08, 2019

Location: Institute for Musicology at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Conference Reader (soon available)

The 35th annual conference of the German Society for Music Psychology will take place at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany from 6-8 September 2019. The key topic is "Cognitive Music Psychology", and the conference will investigate cognitive processes of listening to and performing music. In addition, we will explore new approaches in music psychology and cognitive neuroscience. The program will include keynote lectures by Lutz Jäncke (University of Zurich, Switzerland) and Victoria Williamson (University of Sheffield, England). They will focus on the memory of musical processes and various aspects of music processing in the human brain.
We are particularly asking for abstract submissions in relation to musical cognitive processes in various contexts, using different methodologies. As always, abstracts from other domains are also welcome.

Abstracts that deal with the central theme of the conference (Cognitive Music Psychology) and from other domains are welcome. Two scientific presentation forms will be equally considered: oral presentation (20 minutes) or poster. Abstracts must be submitted by 5 May 2019 using the web form of the German Society for Music Psychology. Further information is available there. Your abstract should include the research question, the applied methodology and the results of your paper. Following an anonymous review, you will be informed about the acceptance of your abstract into the conference program on 5 June 2019. In case of a large number of positive abstracts there will be the possibility of poster presentations in agreement with the authors. If your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit an updated abstract (max. 500 words) in German or English language by 5 July 2019 for publishing in the conference reader (a template will be given). Abstracts submitted after 5 May 2019 or not fulfilling the formal requirements cannot be published.

Useful Information

Informations on the entertaining programme, hotels and arrivel will be provided soon.

Registration the the Conference 2019

Registration to the conference opens in June.

"Cognitive Music Psychology" | Concerence Reader

Once the reader is ready, it will be available for download here.

PhD-Workshop for young researchers

Organisation: Dr. Franziska Degé, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kopiez, Prof. Dr. Daniel Müllensiefen and Prof. Dr. Friedrich Platz

Date: September 05-06, 2019

Location: Institute for Musicology at the der KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Deadline for applications: July 01, 2019

The workshop is aimed for PhD and MA students working empirically on research questions in music psychology. During the workshop there will be specific interactive tutorials and presentations of important information about the development of research, data acquisition and data analysis strategies. The workshop offers the possibility to present and discuss your own research design and research data. The workshop will take place on Thursday (5 September 2019) from 2 pm to 6 pm and on Friday (6 September 2019) from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
Preliminary program:

1. Presentation and discussion of your own research project
Experts for the discussion will be Franziska Degé, Reinhard Kopiez, Daniel Müllensiefen and Friedrich Platz.

2. Strategies for research, data acquisition and data analysis
Under the guidance of Reinhard Kopiez and Friedrich Platz there will be a small discussion of research, data acquisition and data analysis strategies as in the exposés submitted by the participants, and with regard to the presentation of the first part in the workshop.

3. Career prospects: Speed Dating: Careers in the real world
Exchange during dinner about career prospects outside of the university on September 5th.

Requirements for registration

PhD students and MA students working empirically on research questions in music psychology are invited to apply. Members of the German Society for Music Psychology can apply for travel grants (max. 100 €). The workshop will not exceed the number of 15 students. All participants need to bring their own notebook. Applications for participation need to include the following information:

  • A brief representation of the research project (central research questions, applied methodology and planned statistical methods for data analysis, max. 600 words),
  • Explication of your own motivation and interest in participating at the workshop (max. 150 words),
  • Your own data (if the data has already been collected, formats accepted are: *.csv, *.xlsx including the variable names in the first line, anonymized if necessary) with all information regarding variables (a separate readme file) for using them in the workshop. All data will be treated strictly confidentially.
  • A short overview about the financial circumstances if you are a member of the German Society for Music Psychology and want to request a travel grant.

Application deadline
Applications must be submitted by the 1 July 2019 to Dr. Franziska Degé by e-mail. Within four weeks you will be informed about your admission and about your request for a travel grant, if applicable. Applications submitted after 1 July 2019 cannot be considered.

Downloads & Links related to the Conference

Please find below the cooporate design for presentations and posters of the German Society for Music Psychology and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt as well as other conference downloads including materials for the PhD workshop.

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Color codes

DGM orange: RGB (244/121/32) | HEX: #f47920
DGM grey: RGB (35/31/32) | HEX: #231f20
KU blue: RGB (35/47/102) | HEX: #232f66

University of Eichstätt Logo

The KU Eichstätt logo in any size and variant can be downloaded at the public relation website of the university Eichstätt.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers "Cognitive Music Psychology" (Conference)

Call for Papers "PhD Workshop for young scientists

Documents for the PhD-Workshop

Documents will be published online when available.

Additional Informations & Links

Here you will soon find links to restaurants, hotels and sightseeing locations in Eichstätt.

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