About the CPS
Founded in 2000, the Centre for Performance Science (CPS) is an internationally distinctive centre for research, teaching and knowledge exchange in music performance science.
Ongoing activities fall into the following areas:
Psychological and physiological sciences of music
... focusing on ways in which musicians engage, and can come to engage more effectively, the vast array of physical and mental skills required during practice and performance.
Developmental and educational sciences of music
... encompassing the study of music perception and production throughout the life span, providing a deeper understanding of processes that underpin music learning, teaching, listening, creating and performing.
Social and cultural sciences of music
... engaging with the fundamentally social nature of music creation, education and reception, as well as the social, cultural and economic role of performing in society.
A central aim of the CPS is to remain alert to the particular mission and purpose of conservatoire training. Its position within a vibrant musical environment and focus on applied research distinguishes it from university-based centres with overlapping interests.
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