Call for Proposals


Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine

Call for Papers

“Music and Medicine:  Redefining the Future”

Virtual Conference

June 19-20, 2021


The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (ISQRMM) is pleased to announce that our bi-annual conference will be held on June 19-20th, 2021 in a completely online virtual format. Keeping with the challenges and developments of our time, the conference is titled: “Music & Medicine Redefining the Future.” We invite papers from all fields of expertise regarding music, music therapy, music theory, ethnomusicology, and the applied practices of music in a medicinal context. Our emphasis this conference is on the changing landscape of communication, education, and the intrinsic stressors of a world wrestling with pandemic with new forms of interaction and how music can play a role in navigating these changes and addressing the challenges to health intrinsic within them. We will also entertain proposals addressing all aspects of the field of music and medicine broadly defined.


The conference will be held on Zoom. There will be no concurrent panels so attendees can listen to all presentations. In advance of the conference, we will hold short trainings to familiarize presenters with the platform. We will entertain proposals for panels with three speakers and a moderator, individual papers that we will group onto panels, or interactive sessions which include performance or methodological approaches. Please submit an abstract proposal of no more than 200 words by December 1, 2020. The conference is applying for CEU / PDA credits from ASSOCIATIONS. Presenters will be required to submit their full papers by March 31, 2021. Papers will be considered for peer review publication in the forthcoming Journal of Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (publication, spring 2023). Conference Co-Chairs are Dr. Steve Jackowicz, Dr. David Akombo, Dr. Roy Kennedy, Dr. Kent Nelson, and Elise Zotos. For more information, please contact Dr. David Akombo  or Dr. Steve Jackowicz at         

We look forward to your proposals and welcoming you to the conference.



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This conference is supported by The University of Bridgeport, The Classical Asian Studies of the University of Bridgeport, The Acupuncture Society of New York.