Dr. Richard Parncutt is a music psychologist and has been the Professor of Systematic Musicology at the University of Graz, Austria since 1998. His qualifications include an Interdisciplinary PhD in Psychology, Music, and Physics and an Honours degree in Physics from the University of New England, Australia, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Melbourne. He is currently president of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (2015-2018), was the founding editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, and the co-founder of the Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, the Conference on Applied Interculturality Research, and the International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology.
Professor Gary McPherson holds the Ormond Chair of Music and Directorship of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music who has taught multiple subjects including Music Psychology, Music Education, and Performance Science. His degrees include a PhD at the University of Sydney, a Master’s in Music Education from Indiana University, a Licentiate and Fellowship in Trumpet Performance from Trinity College, London, and an undergraduate Music Education degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has guest lectured at over 80 universities in 34 countries and published multiple books, articles and chapters.
The immense amount of knowledge and experience between these two individuals is apparent in “The Science and Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning.” Topics include the psychology of musical performance, effective strategies for teaching musical notation, individualized solutions for battling stage fright, and are applicable to educators and students of all ages.