ICMPC and ESCOM
The following text is taken from ESCOM official website:
ESCOM is an international non-profit society to promote theoretical, experimental and applied research in the cognitive sciences of music. Since its foundation in 1991, ESCOM has become the leading European representative of scientific approaches to music, including natural, social and formal sciences. ESCOM also actively promotes collaboration among arts, humanities and sciences in music research
The Society has published the journal MUSICÆ SCIENTIÆ since 1997. ESCOM organizes a major international conference every three years; every six years, this conference is combined with the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC). The Society also regularly organises or supports smaller conferences, symposia, seminars, educational programs, and summer schools.
ESCOM is entirely funded by membership fees and sales of the journal. The society depends on the goodwill and support of all researchers in the area of music cognition to enable it to promote the discipline and continue its diverse activities. For this reason, researchers at all stages of their careers are encouraged to become members. Categories of membership are Full Member, Student Member, Sustaining Member and Honorary Member. The main benefits of membership are the journal, the satisfaction of belonging to an international community with a common goal, and being seen to support the ESCOM project by colleagues, and potential partners and employers. ESCOM also regularly sends information about coming events to members by email.
The following text is taken from the ICMPC official website:
The International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) is an interdisciplinary conference devoted to the dissemination of new, unpublished research relating to the field of music perception and cognition. ICMPC is not an organization but a collective made up of the research societies from different parts of the world including the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) in North America, the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), and Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM) which includes the Japanese Society for Music Perception and Cognition (JSMPC), the Korean Society for Music Perception and Cognition (KSMPC), the Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS), and the Chinese Society for Music Psychology (CSMP). Through the combined efforts of these societies, we have produced a biennial international research conference since 1989.
The conference site rotates between the three geographic areas of the member societies; North America, Europe and Asia. ICMPC brings together top scholars in such diverse fields as psychology, cognitive neuroscience, music theory and composition, musicology, psychophysics, music performance, music education, music therapy, music medicine, neurophysiology, ethnomusicology, developmental psychology, linguistics, computer modeling, and related fields of inquiry.