Registration open for 2016 Music, Mind and Society Annual Symposium

Music, Mind & Society

Registration is now open for the 2016 Music, Mind and Society Annual Symposium scheduled for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. In addition, the symposium’s call for poster abstracts is open through Friday, July 22.


You do not need to present at the symposium in order to attend. We do request that all attendees (including presenters) register here.

There is no cost to register. Registration allows us to get an accurate headcount so that we can plan appropriately for supplies, food, A/V needs, etc. More event details, including lodging information, can be found on the symposium’s website.

Poster abstract submission information

Abstract content: Brief abstracts (100 words) should summarize one or more research projects related to systematic and scientific study of how music works in the mind and/or in society. Poster content should be targeted to a broad scientific audience; as such, some posters may include data while others may describe an emerging line of research. Both are encouraged.

Who can submit: Submissions are welcome from the Vanderbilt community as well as other institutions. Cross-disciplinary work is encouraged, including but not limited to submissions from the fields of education, psychology, neuroscience, communications, medicine, music and sociology.

How to submit an abstract: Submit your abstract online here until Friday, July 22.

Presentation guidelines: At least one representative from each poster should be available to present at the poster session during the symposium.

Key dates

  • Poster abstract submission deadline: Friday, July 22
  • Symposium registration deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 6
  • Event date: Monday, Sept. 12

Event leadership

  • Program chair – Sara L. Beck, Ph.D. candidate, Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt
  • Symposium chair – Reyna L. Gordon, Ph.D., director of the Music Cognition Lab, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Contact for questions about the Sept. 12 symposium.

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