Welcome to SysMus!

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 sub-fields of systematic musicology and music science.

SysMus is dedicated to including a broad range of topics within its conferences, representative of the great diversity within systematic musicology: music perception, music cognition, music psychology, music therapy, music modelling, music information retrieval, musical acoustics, music theory and analysis, music sociology, music education, music technology, music and culture, music and semiotics, and music philosophy.

SysMus takes place at different international venues and welcomes participants from all over the world. We are looking forward to meeting you at one of the next SysMus conferences!

The SysMus Council & the SysMus Executive Committee

SysMus Conference Concept

The SysMus conference series was co-founded by Manuela Marin and Richard Parncutt in 2008. SysMus08 took place in Graz, Austria, having received abstract submission on a wide variety of topics from 14 countries. This success has led to further SysMus conferences, designed and organised by students for students under the supervision of experienced researchers in the field. 

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