New publication: The Confident Choir

Our SPARC colleague and Music Psychology lecturer, Dr Michael Bonshor, ha sjust published his new book on building confidence in choirs! The Confident Choir: A Handbook for Leaders of Group Singing’ is a practical guide, provideingconductors and scholars with transformative advice for building confidence in choirs. Congratulations, Michael! You can find …

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 …

‘Understanding audiences’ symposium April 2015

Many thanks to all those who attended and presented at our one day symposium on ‘Understanding audiences for the contemporary arts’, which included a report of our collaboration with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, invited talks from Philip Thomas (University of Huddersfield) and Kealy Cozens (Sound and Music), as well as …

Postgraduate courses in music psychology

The Department of Music, University of Sheffield is recruiting for our onsite and distance learning postgraduate courses programmes in music psychology: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/research/psychology/pgcourses  If you’re interested in pursuing a short course or a full MA degree, in Sheffield or from anywhere in the world, do get in touch for further information: music@sheffield.ac.uk