2nd International Workshop on Quantitative and Qualitative Music Therapy Research
Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona May 25-26, 2017
Music is known to have the power to induce strong emotions and physiological changes. Musical activities have a positive impact in the perception of quality of life and may even improve cognitive, social and emotional abilities. it is not surprising that a variety of clinical conditions are often treated with music therapy. Large scale studies have shown that music therapy produces significant improvements in social behaviors, overt behaviors, reductions in agitated behaviors, and improvements to cognitive problems, However, the positive effects of music therapy are not homogeneous among all studies, and there is often a lack of formal research involving quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the benefits and limitations of music therapy in concrete treatments. A special topic in this year's workshop is Accessible Music Interfaces as a means to allow people with disabilities to perform and compose music. A concert involving several accessible music interfaces is planed as part of the workshop.
The aim of the workshop is to promote fruitful collaboration among researchers, music therapists, musicians, psychologists and physicians who are interested in music therapy and its effects, evaluated by applying quantitative and qualitative methods. The workshop will provide the opportunity to learn about, present and discuss ongoing work in the area. We believe that this is a timely workshop because there is an increasing interest in quantitative and qualitative methods in music therapy.
The workshop will feature paper presentations and open discussions. The accepted contributions will be available from the workshop web page as soon as possible in order to encourage active discussion during the workshop. At the end of each paper session there will be time allocated for discussion. Each discussion will initially be focused on the research reported by the session contributions, and then generalized to the session general topic. At the end of the workshop there will be a dedicated session to discuss about the perspectives and future directions of quantitative and qualitative music therapy.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Acceptance Notification: Friday, April 28, 2017 Camera-ready Paper Submission: Sunday, May 14, 2017 Workshop Date: Friday, May 25-26, 2017
Submission of abstracts
We solicit abstracts reporting on quantitative or qualitative music therapy research. Submissions should include the title, authors' names, institutions and contact email address. Submissions should be made as structured abstracts (500 words maximum) using the following headings: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts should be submitted in pdf format by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (with subject: Q&QMT2017 submission) no later than Sunday, April 23, 2017.
In order to encourage participation, registration to the Workshop will be free of charge. However, the workshop has a limited number of places for non presenters, so please register by filling the registration form.
Rafael Ramirez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Zacharias Vamvakousis, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Nuria Escudé, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona Maria Rosa Gutierrez, Institut Català de la Salud, Barcelona
Nuria Escudé (IL3 - Universitat de Barcelona & Catalan Institute of Music Therapy, Barcelona) Jörg Fachner (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge) Sergio Giraldo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) Maria Rosa Gutierrez, (Institut Català de la Salud, Barcelona) Joanne V. Loewy (The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, New York) Júlia Mirabell (Universitat de Barcelona & Carrilet C.E.E., Barcelona) Dorothee von Moreau (SRH Hochschule Heidelberg) Julian O’Kelly (Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London) Josep Planas (Hospital del Mar, Barcelona) Rafael Ramirez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) Andrew Rossetti (The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, New York) Zacharias Vamvakousis (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)