Society of Music Perception and Cognition


The 2011 biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition was held at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, on August 11-14, 2011.

*** SMPC 2011 is OVER. Thanks to all for a great conference! ***

NOTE: Registration for the conference will be in the Wolk Atrium in the new East Wing of the school. (See campus map). Follow the signs for SMPC.

The conference program is now available for your perusal. (You will receive a hard copy when you arrive at the conference.) You can also view the conference schedule online, as well as lists of posters for the Friday poster session and Saturday poster session. You can also view a map of the Eastman campus, a map of the neighborhood, and a guide to restaurants; hard copies of all of these will be provided when you arrive.

One of the nation's premiere music schools, Eastman is located in Rochester's thriving, historic East End neighborhood. The conference will utilize the new East Wing of the school, completed in December 2010 (see photograph above). Conference hotels are a 10-minute walk from the school (bus service will also be provided). Numerous restaurants in the neighborhood offer a variety of cuisines and price levels.

In August, the climate in Rochester is among the most pleasant in the country; the average daily high temperature is 79 degrees. Rochester is within 400 miles of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, Detroit, and Columbus; direct flights are available from most of these cities.

The keynote speaker for SMPC 2011 will be Professor Nina Kraus of Northwestern University.

At this site, you can

- get information about registration (on-site only; online registration is no longer available)

- join SMPC or renew your membership (thus getting a lower registration rate)

- get information about travel and accommodations

Conference participants are also welcome to participant in the Student-Faculty lunch program, intended to help coordinate meetings between students and researchers with similiar research interests.

Eastman School of Music The new Wolk Atrium
Kodak Hall in the Eastman Theater Hatch Hall in the new East Wing
Java's Cafe (next to Eastman) Downtown Rochester
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