2019 AR-SRIG Newsletter

Dear AR-SRIG members,

The 2019 Affective Response SRIG Newsletter is now available! Click this link to download and view the newsletter: 2019 AR-SRIG newsletter

This newsletter includes three feature articles written by our colleagues Matthew Williams, Hyesoo Yoo, and Robert Clark, and it also includes a bibliography of recent research related to affective response.  I hope you enjoy reading about the ongoing work in affective response.

Best wishes to you all!


Greg Springer
Chair, Affective Response SRIG

Spring 18 Newsletter!

Greetings Affective Response SRIG Members,


It is so exciting that our biennium conference and the AR-SRIG session is just two weeks away! In the attached newsletter, we have highlighted that SRIG session. In addition, the research of both nominees for the AR-SRIG chair-elect position, Gail Barnes and Matt Williams, is also included.
Please take some time to review the work of Gail and Matt and then click this link and vote by the end of the day on Monday, March 12:
We hope to see you at the SRIG session and to talk with your throughout the conference about work and inquiries in affective responses to music.
Our best to you always . . .
Mandi Schlegel & Greg Springer

Spring 18 AR-SRIG Newsletter

Cast your vote!

It is time to vote for a chair-elect for the 2020 Biennium who will join current chair-elect, Dr. Greg Springer, in SRIG leadership and focus. Note that only SRIG members are eligible to vote. A link to the online voting portal will be sent via the Amplify communication system. Members should check their email, including clutter/junk folders, for this message or the SRIG community within Amplify.

Below are the biographies of the highly-qualified nominees. Note that the research of these nominees will be featured in the upcoming spring newsletter.

Dr. Gail Barnes

Gail V. Barnes is Professor of Music Education and Director of the USC String Project at the University of South Carolina where she has prepared over 100 teachers for string and orchestra classrooms and studios. She edited Applying Research to String Teaching and Playing for American String. She and her research partner, David Pope, are pursuing a line of inquiry into music preferences and personality type.  She has published in many of the major music education journals and is also an administrator for a Facebook group for several thousand orchestra teachers at https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrchestraTeachers/

Dr. Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is an assistant professor of music education at the University of Arizona. He teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate music education, advises graduate theses and dissertations, and supervises instrumental student teachers. Additionally, Dr. Williams conducts the UA Middle School Outreach Honor Band. Prior to arriving at the University of Arizona, he taught instrumental music education at the University of Delaware. He has presented sessions and research at state and national conferences, including the NAfME National Inservice Conference, NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, the Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, and the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education. His work has been published in UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, Journal of Band Research, and Research Perspectives in Music Education, with more under current consideration. A native of Union, Kentucky, Dr. Williams holds a B.M. in horn performance and B.M.M.E. degree from the University of Kentucky, M.M. degree in music education from Boston University, an M.M. degree in wind conducting from the University of Louisville, and a Ph.D. in music education from Florida State University.

Dr. Williams’s research interests in affective response center on the area of music preference. Previous investigations have explored continuous and summative ratings of musical enjoyment for a variety of musical genres, while another study explored the music listening behaviors and decision-making processes of middle and high school students. Planned investigations will further explore the decision-making process in regards to musical preference, particularly as it relates to age.


Chair-Elect for 2020 Biennium

We are now accepting nominations for the new Chair-elect position for the upcoming 2019–2020 biennium. If you would like to nominate someone for this position, please send the nominee’s name, email address, and 250-word bio to Amanda Schlegel, Affective Response SRIG Chair by email (amanda.schlegel@usm.edu). Self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 16. Nominees must be members of SRME, Society for Research in Music Education, but are not required to be current AR-SRIG members. Please do consider joining the SRIG, as only SRIG members will vote for the new chair-elect.

Nominees’ information will be posted on the AR-SRIG website in late February, and voting will take place online in late February/early March. Results of the election will be announced in advance of the 2018 conference in Atlanta, GA. 

If you have any questions about this position, feel free to contact me or chair-elect Greg Springer (gspringer@mozart.sc.edu).


Amanda L. Schlegel, Chair

Chair-elect Announced

Voting for the AR-SRIG chair-elect position has officially closed. Thank you to all that casted their votes. I’m pleased to announce that D. Gregory Springer will serve as chair-elect for the next biennium. Thank you to both candidates for your willingness to serve. The results of the election will also be formally announced at our SRIG session in Atlanta. Additional details regarding the session will be forthcoming shortly.


Cast your vote!

Now that the nominations have closed for the new chair-elect position, it’s time for voting to begin. Please take a moment to cast your vote for one of our two nominees (Rebecca R. Johnston and D. Gregory Springer). Click the link below (or copy/paste in your browser) to cast your vote. Voting will conclude on March 1st, and the link will no longer b active after that point. Thank you in advance for your participation.

SRIG Elections


We are now accepting nominations for the new Chair-elect position for the upcoming 2017–2018 biennium. If you would like to nominate someone for this position (self nominations are also encouraged), please send the nominee’s name, email address, and 250-word bio to Jason Silveira, Chair Affective Response SRIG at jsilvei1@ithaca.edu. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 22nd.

Nominees’ information will be posted on the AR-SRIG site in late January, and voting will take place online in mid February. Results of the election will be announced in advance of the 2016 conference in Atlanta, GA.

NAfME Call for Proposals

The 2016 NAfME Conference Committee has announced the Call for Proposals for the upcoming conference in Atlanta, GA (March 17–19, 2016). The call for proposals can be found by clicking here. As members of the AR-SRIG, I encourage you to consider submitting a proposal for our SRIG session at the national conference. All proposals will be routed through the main submission page, which will be active on June 15th (deadline for submissions is 10/1/2015). Please consider submitting a proposal to share your work with the AR-SRIG at the next biennium. I wish you all the best in the remainder of this academic year, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

AR-SRIG Newsletter (vol. 26)

The latest AR-SRIG Newsletter was distributed electronically to the membership via our Gmail account. If you did not receive the newsletter it could be that the message was routed to your junk mail folder, or your contact information is incorrect in our records. If you can’t find the most recent newsletter (vol. 26), please send an email to affectiveresponsesrig@gmail.com to request that your information be updated.

–Jason Silveira