Depart. of Music, Univ. of Jyväskylä, Finland / 5-16 Aug. 2009

The International Summer School in Systematic, Comparative and Cognitive Musicology (ISSSCCM) will take place in Jyväskylä, starting on the 5th of August. The theme of the summer school is Music in Context - Cognition, Embodiment & Culture. The Summer School focuses on the most advanced and up-to-date topics of musicology through an interactive and cooperative learning approach. The topics addressed at the Summer School cover a variety of different viewpoints, from a number of core disciplines (Acoustics, Music psychology, Cross-cultural music research). The summer school programme also partly includes the ESCOM conference, and students are encouraged to submit their work for ESCOM 2009.


  • To give students an intensive course in the most advanced and current topics and methods in the research field of systematic musicology. The courses will be based on ongoing research projects at different musicological centres in Europe.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to discuss their research proposals/project with an international body of teachers, representing a range of expertise in different domains of systematic musicology.
  • To teach students the most recent knowledge and basic skills needed to start doctoral studies in musicology.