ISPS 2009

Auckland | New Zealand
15 | 18 December 2009

Convened by
Creative Arts and Industries
University of Auckland

Centre for Performance Science
Royal College of Music, London


Download the ISPS 2009 program, including the conference schedule and abstracts booklet.
ISPS 2009 Program PDF (614 kb)

Keynote Speakers

Deidre Anderson, Macquarie University
A balanced approach to excellence: Life skill intervention and elite performance

K. Anders Ericsson, Florida State University
Discovering deliberate practice activities that overcome plateaus and limits on improvement of performance

Sylvie Fortin, University of Québec at Montreal
The dominant artistic discourse as a health determinant

Robert Winston, Imperial College London
Performance, science, and society

Graduate Award

María Herrojo Ruiz, Hanover University of Music and Drama
Fast feedforward error-detection mechanisms in highly skilled performance


Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009, edited by Aaron Williamon, Sharman Pretty, and Ralph Buck, published by the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789490306014.

Proceedings of ISPS 2009 (17.1 MB)


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

Sharman Pretty, co-chair
University of Melbourne (Australia)

Ralph Buck, co-chair
University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Mayumi Adachi
Hokkaido University (Japan)

Eckart Altenmüller
Hanover University of Music and Drama (Germany)

Emmanuel Bigand
University of Burgundy (France)

Jane Boston
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (UK)

Daniela Coimbra
Superior School of Music and Performing Arts, Porto Polytechnic Institute (Portugal)

Hubert Eiholzer
Conservatory of Southern Switzerland (Switzerland)

Dianna Kenny
University of Sydney (Australia)

Alison McGregor
Imperial College London (UK)

Caroline Palmer
McGill University (Canada)

Miikka Peltomaa
Finnish Musicians’ Medicine Association (Finland)

Emma Redding
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (UK)

Dale Speedy
University of Auckland (New Zealand)

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