Valuing and Evaluating Music Performance 

An international workshop for researchers and practitioners in music performance evaluation 

17 - 19 April 2020


Keynote speaker: Gary McPherson, University of Melbourne

The evaluation and assessment of musical performance is central to the career of any aspiring musician. Valuing and Evaluating Music Performance will bring together leaders in research alongside music educators and performers to foster knowledge exchange and translation between research and musical practice.


The workshop will address three overarching streams within the field:

  • Friday, 17 April - Underpinnings of music performance evaluation
  • Saturday, 18 April - Criteria, tools, and skills
  • Sunday, 19 April - Procedures and contexts


The workshop will feature presentations from a range of international experts:

  • Michele Biasutti, University of Padua
  • Hubert Eiholzer, Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana Lugano
  • Solange Glasser, University of Melbourne
  • Noola Griffiths, Teesside University
  • Evangelos Himonides, University College London
  • Ivan Hewett, Royal College of Music
  • Gary McPherson, University of Melbourne  
  • Stephanie Pitts, University of Sheffield
  • Rafael Ramirez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • George Waddell, Royal College of Music
  • Aaron Williamon, Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana Lugano - Royal College of Music

Registration required

To register, please click here.
Registration will close on 20 March 2020.

Workshop fees (max. 200 delegates):

  • Participants: CHF 200.-
  • External students: CHF 100.- (please send to servizi.accademici@conservatorio.ch a certificate of attendance from your University)
  • Members of Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana pay no registration fee

The registration fees include lunches and attendance at workshop presentations and activities.

Workshop language

English. Abstracts will be available also in Italian.

Scientific committee

  • Hubert Eiholzer, Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana Lugano
  • Anna Modesti, Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana Lugano
  • George Waddell, Royal College of Music London
  • Aaron Williamon, Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana Lugano and Royal College of Music London


The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music London, and will offer plenary presentations, experiential learning activities, and roundtable discussions.


For more information, please write to servizi.accademici@conservatorio.ch



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