The call for abstracts is now closed. 
Thank you for submitting your abstracts, all will be reviewed and authors will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2021. 

Abstract Submissions

We have completed the call for abstracts at this time.

As we understand the challenges many of us are facing internationally, we welcome submissions of works-in-progress. The deadline for abstract submission is May 21, 2021. was extended to June 6, 2021.

The symposium is planned to be held in-person with support for attendance virtually. Abstracts will be accepted both for those who plan to attend in-person and those who plan to participate virtually.  

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the symposium committee and corresponding authors will be notified about the status of their abstract by June 15, 2021


We welcome contributions within the following topics:

  • Cognition, brain plasticity, and music
  • Training and rehabilitation using music or improving music perception or enjoyment
  • Multi-modal music perception (e.g. haptic stimulation, virtual reality)
  • Bimodal or Electroacoustic (EAS) music perception or appreciation
  • Novel sound processing strategies or specific mapping designed for music
  • Approaches for improving pitch or melody perception
  • Beyond pitch (e.g. timbre perception, emotion)
  • What can be learnt from acoustic hearing to inform approaches for cochlear implants

Contributions related to Music and Cochlear Implants are welcome even if they are not strictly within the above topics.

Abstract Format

Please limit your abstract to one page, no more than 450 words and include the following sections:

  • Title
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussions/Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements (optional)

When submitting, you will be asked to identify the presenting and contributing authors, and provide their institutional affiliations. You will also indicate your preference for either a 15-minute podium presentation or a poster presentation. You will then be asked to upload or paste the text of your abstract.

If you do not already have an easychair account you will be asked to create one prior to submitting your abstract.