Past Conferences

17th ICMPC - Nihon University College of Art – Ekoda Campus, Tokyo, Japan; hybrid participation (24-28 August 2023)

Organizers: Masanobu Miura, Hiroshi Kawakami, Makiko Sadakata, and others
Sponsors: APSCOM, JSMPC, Nihon University College of Art Ekoda Campus, and others
Social Media: X, Instagram 
Program (PDF)Timeline 
Proceedings: Website. Edited by M. Tsuzaki, M. Sadakata, S. Ikegami, T. Matsui, M. Okano, & H. Shoda. Published by College of Art, Nihon University, Tokyo. Published as e-proceedings.

See note on postponements for ICMPC16.

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

Organizers: Rennee Timmers, Nicola Dibben, Mark Doffman, and others
Sponsors: ESCOM, AMPS, SEMPRE, University of Sheffield and others
Program: PDF. No published proceedings.

Originally scheduled as an in-person conference in Tokyo, ICMPC 16 was postponed from 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The (COVID-postponed) 2020 Tokyo Olympics held in 2021 led to postponement yet again, so ESCOM sponsored a 2021 virtual ICMPC16. APSCOM then held an in-person ICMPC17 in 2023 instead.

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
Social Media: Twitter
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.
Social Media: Twitter
Program: PDF 
Proceedings: PDF. Edited by ICMPC14. ISBN 1-876346-65-5.

13th ICMPC - Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (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 (23-28 July 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, WA, USA (23-27 August 2010)

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

10th ICMPC - Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (25-29 August 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 (22-26 August 2006)

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

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

Director: Scott Lipscomb
Co-directors: Richard Ashley, Robert Gjerdingen, Peter Webster
Host organization: SMPC

Previous plans to hold this conference in Buenos Aires had to, regretfully, be cancelled due to the economic and political situation in Argentina at the time. Sociedad Argentina para las Ciencias Cognitivas de la Música (SACCOM) expressed the sincerest regret for necessitating this change of venue, which 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: 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 by the Kyoto City University of Arts (out of print).