Past Conferences

16th ICMPC - Virtual with hubs in Sheffield, UK; Mexico City, Mexico; Australia; India (July 28-31, 2021)

Organizers: Rennee Timmers, Nicola Dibben, Mark Doffman, and others
Sponsors: ESCOM, AMPS, SEMPRE, University of Sheffield and others
Program: PDF. No published proceedings.
Postponed from 2020 due to COVID pandemic

15th ICMPC - Graz, Austria; Montreal, Canada; La Plata, Argentina; Sydney, Australia (23-28 July 2018)

Organizers: Richard Parncutt, Sabrina Sattmann, Christine Beckett, Eldad Tsabury, Isabel Martinez, Emery Schubert
Sponsors: ESCOM, SEMPRE, Land Steiermark, Uni Graz and others
Programs (PDF): Graz Hub, La Plata HubMontreal Hub, Sydney Hub

14th ICMPC - San Francisco, CA, USA (5-9 July, 2016)

Organizer: Theodore Zanto
Sponsors: SMPC, NSF, SEMPRE, EuroMov, UC MERCI.
Program: PDF 
Proceedings: PDF. Edited by ICMPC14. ISBN 1-876346-65-5.

13th ICMPC - Yonsei University, Seoul (4-8 August, 2014)

Organizer: Moo Kyoung Song
Sponsors: Yonsei University, Korean Society for Music Theory (KSMT), and Korean Society for Music Perception and Cognition (KSMPC).
Proceedings: PDF. Edited by Moo Kyoung Song. Published by the College of Music, Yonsei University. 

12th ICMPC - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (July 23-28, 2012)

Organizer: Emilios Cambouropoulos
Sponsor: ESCOM
Program (PDF): Timetable, Abstract Book 
Proceedings: Website. Edited by E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, K. Pastiadis. Prepared by Causal Productions and published by School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. ISBN: 978-960-99845-1-5. Published as a CD-Rom (out of print).

11th ICMPC - The University of Washington School of Music, Seattle, USA (August 23-27, 2010)

Organizer: Steven M. Demorest
Sponsors: SEMPRE and SMPC
Website (archived):
Program (PDF): Program, Abstract Book. Edited by Steven M. Demorest.

10th ICMPC - Hokkaido Univeristy, Sapporo, Japan (August 25-29, 2008)

Organizer: Mayumi Adachi
Co-organizers: Yoshitaka Nakajima, Yuzuru Hiraga
Email: m.adachi <at>
Sponsor: JSMPC
Website (archived):
Program (PDF): Program, Abstract Book.
Proceedings: Edited by Ken'ichi Miyazaki, Mayumi Adachi, Yuzuru Hiraga, Yoshitaka Nakajima and Minoru Tsuzaki. Prepared by Causal Productions and published by ICMPC10. ISBN 978-499-04208-0-2. Published as a CD-Rom (out of print).

9th ICMPC - University of Bologna, Italy (August 22-26, 2006)

Organizers: Mario Baroni, Anna Rita Addessi, Roberto Caterina, Marco Costa
Email: info<at>
Sponsor: ESCOM

8th ICMPC - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA (August 3-7, 2004)

Director: Scott Lipscomb
Co-directors: Richard Ashley, Robert Gjerdingen, Peter Webster
Host organization: SMPC
(Previous plan to hold this conference in Buenos Aires have, regretfully, had to be cancelled in respect of the current economic and political situation in Argentina. SACCOM expresses the sincerest regret for necessitating this change of venue, which has occurred for reasons outside its control).

7th ICMPC - The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (July 17-21, 2002)

Organizer: Kate Stevens
Email: kj.stevens<at>
Host: The Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM)
Proceedings: Edited by Catherine Stevens, Denis Burnham, Gary McPherson, Emery Schubert and James Renwick. Published by AMPS and Causal Productions. ISBN 1876346396 (published as a CD-ROM).

6th ICMPC - Keele University, Staffordshire, England (5-10 August, 2000)

Organizers: John Sloboda and Susan O'Neill
Proceedings: Website (archived by ESCOM). Edited by Chris Woods, Geoff Luck, Renaud Brochard, Fred Seddon, and John Sloboda. Published by the Psychology Department, Keele University. ISBN 0-9539909-0-7 (published as a CD-ROM).

5th ICMPC - Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (26-30 August, 1998)

Organizer: Suk Won Yi
Email: sukwon<at>
Host: Western Music Research Institute, Seoul National University
Proceedings: Edited by Suk Won Yi. Published by the Western Music Research Institute, Seoul National University (out of print).
A selection of full papers was published as a book: Music, Mind, and Science, Suk Won Yi (Ed.), Seoul National University Press, 1999 (ISBN 89-521-0074-3).

4th ICMPC - McGill University, Montreal, Canada (11-15 August, 1996)

Organizers: Bruce Pennycook and Eugenia Costa-Giomi
Email: costa<at>
Host: SMPC
Proceedings: Edited by Bruce Pennycook and Eugenia Costa-Giomi. Published by the Faculty of Music, McGill University, Montreal. ISBN 0-7717-0484-4 (in both printed and CD-ROM formats)

3rd ICMPC - University of Liege, Belgium (23-27 July, 1994)

Organizer: Irène Deliège
Email: irene.deliege<at>
Proceedings: Edited by Irène Deliège. Published by ESCOM. Centre de Recherche et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie, Liège. ISBN 2-930104-00-7 (out of print).

2nd ICMPC - University of California at Los Angeles, USA (22-26 February, 1992)

Organizer, Organizing Committee: Edward C. Carterette
Organizer, Program Committee: William Thomson
ICMPC Secretariat: Roger A. Kendall
Email: kendall<at>
Host: SMPC
Proceedings: None published

1st ICMPC - Hotel Kyoto Eminence, Kyoto, Japan (17-19 October, 1989)

Organizer: Kengo Ohgushi
Email: ohgushi<at>
Historical Website: (Google Translated to English)
Proceedings: Published from the Kyoto City University of Arts (out of print).