Welcome to SysMus20




We are very excited to host the International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus) at the Department of Music at the University of York from 15- 17 September 2020 in York, England.

SysMus is a series of international conferences annually organised by students for students of systematic musicology/music science. Being able to present their work to peers in a professional, yet informal, setting gives students who are still in the beginning of their academic career the opportunity to take their ideas into the world and get valuable feedback. In addition, the SysMus conference series gives students at the host institution the chance to experience all the steps that are involved in organising and hosting such an event.

SysMus is dedicated to represent the diversity of topics and methods that are summarised under the umbrella term "systematic musicology". Therefore, submissions addressing any of the following subjects are particularly welcome:

  • Systematic musicology
  • Music perception
  • Music cognition
  • Music psychology
  • Music therapy
  • Music modelling
  • Music information retrieval
  • Music sociology
  • Music education
  • Music technology
  • Music and culture
  • Musical acoustics
  • Music philosophy
  • Music theory and analysis

More information about SysMus, including information about previous events and testimonials of other students, can be found on the website of the conference series.

Important Dates (preliminary timeline)

Dec 1, 2019

Abstract submission open

Feb 1, 2020

Abstract submission deadline

Mar 31, 2020

Notification of acceptance

Apr 30, 2020

Revision of abstract deadline

Jul 31, 2020

Early bird registration deadline

Aug 31, 2020

Final registration deadline