Announcing the AMPS 2024 In-Person Conference co-located with ESCOM in Melbourne, 03-06 July! 


We invite you to attend AMPS 2024, an in-person conference hosted by the Australian Music & Psychology Society from the 3rd to the 6th of July 2024. The conference will be co-located with the ESCOM conference hub at the University of Melbourne. The vision of this meeting is to provide a face-to-face forum for AMPS members to gather, share ideas and present research. 

The AMPS conference presentations and activities will be hosted by AMPS separate to the ESCOM presentations. If you have already submitted an abstract to ESCOM, you can submit a second abstract to the AMPS component. The tentative schedule is such that the AMPS activities will take place during the day, allowing for full ESCOM participation in the evenings. Tickets for the in-person ESCOM hub will include participation in the AMPS conference, meaning that one ticket purchase will get you access to both conferences. 

Formal presentations will be 20 minutes in duration. 

This event is being organized by a conference committee comprising AMPS Committee members. 

Call for Papers

Works at all stages are welcomed, including: 

  • Works in progress (e.g., PhD students, post-confirmation, reporting on work underway)
  • Completed projects (e.g., sharing findings)
  • Discussion/ Position papers 

Abstracts are to be no more than 200 words and should outline the research question or focus, the context for the work, and any results or hypothesised outcomes of a prospective project and conclusions (no references are necessary). Please use the abstract template provided (Abstract Template). When submitting your abstract, you will also be asked to give the details of presenters (and co-authors) and categorize your submission as belonging to one of the following four themes:

·         Social and applied approaches to music (including well-being)

·         Music perception and cognition

·         Music performance

·         Musical development

·         If your submission is music psychology-related does not align with one of the categories above, please select ‘Other’ in the online submission form.

Following the success of the student and ECR keynote awards at the 2022 Conference, presenters will be able to self-nominate for these awards at the time of abstract submission. Through the nomination process, the conference committee will invite the award winners to deliver keynote presentations at the conference.

Abstract submission site:

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline – 14 April 2024

Abstract notifications – 30 April 2024

In-person AMPS conference: 03-06 July 2024

Reminder that all AMPS presentations will be in person in Melbourne. 


To reiterate, the 2024 AMPS conference presentation and event will be additional to the presentations involved in ESCOM, with AMPS occurring during the day and ESCOM occurring during the evening.

However, registration for the AMPS 2024 in-person conference is included in the in-person Melbourne ESCOM hub ticket. For more information about registering for the ESCOM conference, please visit

Conference Program and Proceedings

When available we will post a detailed conference schedule here.

After the conference, we will also post a copy of the Conference Proceedings here.


AMPS welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with organisations who would like to support the AMPS 2024 Conference. The Conference Committee is pleased to offer the following sponsorship opportunities:

Gold Sponsorship

A$2000 incl. GST

Sponsor benefits:

  • Named award
  • Acknowledgement by chairperson in both the opening and closing address
  • Three conference registrations
  • Logo and 250-word organisation profile in the conference booklet
  • Logo on AMPS website

Silver Sponsorship

A$1000 incl. GST

Sponsor benefits:

  • Named award
  • Two conference registrations
  • Logo in the conference booklet
  • Logo on AMPS website

Bronze Sponsorship

A$500 incl. GST

Sponsor benefits:

  • Named award
  • One conference registration
  • Logo in the conference booklet
  • Logo on AMPS website

For additional information or to discuss specially curated packages, please contact the conference manager, Kaila Putter, at We appreciate your consideration.

Conference Code of Conduct

This conference provides a safe, respectful and welcoming environment for all attendees. All parties are responsible for the respectful and fair treatment of others.
We ask that attendees:

  • phrase questions and comments in a way that is respectful of the differences of others (inclusive of, but not limited to, race, religion, political conviction, gender, age, and sexual orientation);
  • are welcoming, practice inclusive behaviour, and treat others with fairness and sensitivity;
  • and deliver feedback in a constructive and considerate manner.

By registering for this conference, you agree to act in accordance with the guidelines described above. If you observe an individual failing to adhere to the Code of Conduct, please contact the conference committee at All communication will remain confidential, and every effort will be made to address inappropriate behaviour in a timely manner.


For any questions please contact the AMPS conference manager, Ms Kaila Putter, at 

We look forward to welcoming you to the AMPS2024 conference.


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