Call For Papers

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We are pleased to announce that the next Australian Music and Psychology Society (AMPS) 2017 Conference, incorporating the 5th International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME5), will be held in Brisbane at The University of Queensland, Australia, 7-9 December 2017.

The conference is intended to engage faculty and student (Honours, Masters, PhD) involvement, and encourage discussion and exchange of ideas around the theme, Musical Affects.

The conference theme is intentionally broad to encourage diverse perspectives on music, psychology and emotion, including:

  • music perception and cognition,
  • music performance,
  • music education,
  • music health and wellbeing,
  • music therapy,
  • musicology,
  • music composition,
  • music and dance,
  • ethnomusicology,
  • psychoacoustics and models of music processes. 

We invite abstracts of up to 250-words for spoken papers (15 mins + 5 mins Q&A), posters, symposia, and workshops. 

The internationally recognised Viney-Grinberg​ Piano Duo,​ one of the Ensembles-in-Residence at The University of Queensland, will perform for conference delegates and guests on 7 December 2017 at 6pm in the Nickson Room at the School of Music. 


Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • ​Professor Michael Spitzer (University of Liverpool; ICME founder), and 
  • Associate Professor Nikki Rickard (Psychology Program Director, Swinburne Online; Monash University)

Special panel discussions will be led by: 

  • ​Professor Emery Schubert (The University of New South Wales), and 
  • Professor Margaret Barrett (The University of Queensland) 

Presentation Types

For oral and poster presentations, submit an abstract of up to 250-words together with title of the presentation, preferred format, 5 keywords (to assist with allocation to appropriate reviewers), and author names. Please structure your abstract as appropriate to your discipline. For example, background and aims, methods, results, discussion.

Proposals for a symposium on a specific theme should include a 250-word abstract that sets out the goals of the symposium and the titles and authors of the papers within the symposium. A 250-word abstract for each paper within the symposium will also need to be submitted. A standard symposium submission includes 4 papers.

Proposals for a workshop that would be of broad interest should consist of a 250-word abstract outlining the goal, format, length, target audience and presenters involved with the proposed workshop. 

Submit Your Abstract

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Abstracts submission deadline: 29 August 2017
Notification sent to authors: 20 October 2017
Final abstracts due: 31 October 2017
Early bird registration closes: 31 October 2017
AMPS 2017 incorporating ICME5: 7-9 December 2017
Performance by the Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo: 6pm, 7 December 2017


For all enquiries regarding the conference, please email​