ISPS 2019

Melbourne | Australia
16 | 20 July 2019

Convened by

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
University of Melbourne

Centre for Performance Science
Royal College of Music | Imperial College London


Download the ISPS 2019 program.
ISPS 2019 Program (377 KB)

Keynote Speakers

Zach Hambrick, Michigan State University
The origins of performance expertise: Beyond born versus made

Jane Davidson, University of Melbourne
Lessons from the opera stage: Exploring the function of performance as a learning experience

Andrew Martin, University of New South Wales
Motivation traps experienced by elite performers, and what to do about them

Mark Wiggins, Macquarie University
Cued performance: How cues make (and break) skilled activities

Graduate Award (Paper)

Anthony Chmiel, University of New South Wales
Psycho-historical contextualization versus imaginative engagement for music performance

Graduate Award (Poster)

Thomas Dickson, University of New South Wales
How does music aid sleep?

Frontiers | Performance Science

A selection of articles from ISPS 2019 have been peer-reviewed and published in Performance Science, a speciality section of the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. They are collected and freely available to download here »


Aaron Williamon, co-chair
Royal College of Music, London (UK)

Solange Glasser, co-chair
University of Melbourne (Australia)

Gary McPherson, co-chair
University of Melbourne (Australia)

Eckart Altenmüller
Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media (Germany)

Paul Evans
University of New South Wales (Australia)

Pétur Jónasson
Iceland Academy of the Arts (Iceland)

Reinhard Kopiez
Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media (Germany)

Peter Miksza
Indiana University, Bloomington (USA)

Masanobu Miura
Kunitachi College of Music (Japan)

Adina Mornell
University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (Germany)

Margaret Osborne
University of Melbourne (Australia)

Emery Schubert
University of New South Wales (Australia)

Kate Stevens
Western Sydney University (Australia)

Renee Timmers
University of Sheffield (UK)

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