SysMus (International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology) 2020

The SysMus conferences (International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology) are annual student-run events designed to allow advanced students in the fields of systematic musicology and music science – particularly those studying for PhDs or completing Masters’ degrees – to meet and discuss their research.

Keynote speakers include internationally renowned researchers working in various subfields of systematic musicology and music science. 

SysMus20 was hosted by the York Music Psychology Group (YMPG), as part of the Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster, and was organised by a committee of postgraduate Music students from the University of York, supervised by Hauke Egermann (Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Music). The three-day conference was originally intended to take place at the Department of Music at the University of York from 15-17 September 2020 but, due to the coronavirus pandemic, took place online instead. Speakers included Aaron Colverson (University of Florida), Patricia Dreesbach (University of Cologne), Churan Luo (Shanghai Conservatory of Music), Eloise McCann (University of Hull), Ana Aguiar (Royal Northern College of Music), Dianna Vidas (University of Queensland) and Katherine O’Neill and Hauke Egermann (University of York). A full and varied programme included presentations covering topics such as mimesis and kinaesthesia in music, choral singing in a second language and music listening as a coping resource in domestic and international university students.

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Hauke Egermann

Hauke Egermann

Dr Egermann's research is focused on the effects of music and sound, audience research, and the application of this fundamental research in music practice and the development and evaluation of music and media technology. 

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