New articles in print

IMR/SPARC Fellow Michael Bonshor’s latest article is out in Psychology of Music, on the topic of  ‘Confidence and choral configuration: The affective impact of situational and acoustic factors in amateur choirs’ http://pom.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/06/0305735616669996.abstract?papetoc Stephanie Pitts has contributed to a new article in the International Journal of Music Education, the result of a fortuitous collaboration between Eli Hardcastle, …

Participations themed section on Knowledge Exchange

Stephanie Pitts is editing a themed special issue of Participations on the topic of ‘knowledge exchange’, exploring the potential and challenges of partnership working for academics, arts organisations and audiences. Proposals are due by Friday 23rd September: please read the full Call for Papers here – and pass it on to other …

SPARC in Venice

Sarah and Lucy have enjoyed presenting at the “Decoration of performance space: meaning and ideology” conference, which took place last week in Fondazione Cini, Venice. As well as exploring this beautiful city, Lucy and Sarah were able to take part in exciting discussions around the impact of venue on audiences …

Conference report – Choral practice, performance and pedagogy, 8th April

‘A mix of some really practical engagement for teachers and singers, and some deeply thought-provoking content for those with more scholarly interests’. The Music Department recently hosted an interactive choral research conference, organized by Dr Michael Bonshor, in collaboration with Professor Stephanie Pitts, SPARC, and the Institute of Musical Research. …

Postgraduate opportunities for audience researchers

Long-time friends of SPARC, the ‘Understanding Audiences’ team at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, are advertising a funded PhD project in partnership with the Barbican, with an application deadline of March 28th 2016.  The project will focus in the area of understanding audiences and investigate concepts of ‘audience …