Psychology of Singing

Publications on Singing

Research on singing has been conducted as part of the AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing)  SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative (2009-2016) directed by Dr. Annabel Cohen.   The  co-edited Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 1 Development,  Vol 2 Education, and Vol 3 Well-being (Series Editor, A. J. Cohen) was published in June 2020 representing consolidated work of the collaboration.

Books

Russo, F. A., Ilari, B., & Cohen, A. J. (Eds.), (2020). The Routledge companion to interdisciplinary studies in singing: Volume I. Development. Routledge.  doi.org/10.4324/9781315163734

Gudmundsdottir, H.R., Beyon,C., Ludke, K. M., & Cohen, A. J.  (Eds.). Routledge companion to interdisciplinary studies in singing: Volume II. Education. Routledge doi.org/10.4324/9781315162607

Heydon, R., Fancourt, D., & Cohen, A. J. (Eds.) (2020). The Routledge companion to interdisciplinary studies in singing: Volume III. Wellbeing. Routledge. doi.org/10.4324/9781315162546

Book Chapters

Cohen, A. J. (in press).  Singing. In A. Creech, S. Hallam, & D. Hargreaves (Eds.)  Routledge international handbook of music psychology in education and community.  London, UK: Routledge.   

Cohen, A.J.  (2020).  Singing and choirs. In L. Cuddy, S. Belleville, & A. Moussard (Eds.) Music, aging, and the brain. Elsevier.

Cohen., A. J. (2020).  Preface: Singing—The challenge of interdisciplinarity.  In F. Russo, B. Ilari, & A. J. Cohen (Eds.)/ A. J. Cohen (Series Ed.). Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 1 Development (pp. xxiv-xxvi). Routledge. [Published also in Vol 2 (pp xxii-xxiv, and Vol 3 (pp xxiii-xxv)]

Russo, F. A., Ilari, B., & Cohen, A. J. (2020).  Introduction to Volume 1 – Singing and Development: Interdisciplinary perspectives.  In F. Russo, B. Ilari, & A. J. Cohen (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 1 Development (pp. 1-14). Routledge.

Cohen, A. J., & Levitin, D. & Kleber, B. (2020). Brain mechanisms underlying singing. In F. Russo, B. Ilari, & A. J. Cohen (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 1 Development (pp. 79-86). Routledge. 

Cohen, A. J. (2020).  Measuring the development of singing ability and the mental testing tradition: Section introduction. In F. Russo, B. Ilari, & A. J. Cohen (Eds). Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 1 Development (pp. 292-303). Routledge.

Cohen, A. J., *Pan B.-Y., *Da Silva, E., & *Dutton, K. (2020).  Performance of Canadians on the automated AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills: Music training and age.  In F. Russo, B. Ilari, & A. J. Cohen (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 1 Development (pp. 357-371). Routledge.

Cohen, A. J., *Sun, J., Mang, E., *Pan, B.-Y., & *Lim, L.F. (2020).  The role of tone-language and musical experience: Pitch accuracy and key choice in the ATBSS. In F. Russo, B. Ilari, & A. J. Cohen (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 1 Development (pp. 408-403). Routledge.

Cohen, A. J., & Ilari, B. (2020).  Conclusion: Singing development: A dynamic systems approach. In F. Russo, B. Ilari, & A. J. Cohen (Eds.). Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 1 Development (pp. 435-451). Routledge.

Cohen, A. J., *Robison, C., *Beck, Q., & *Speelman, M. (2020).  Antecedents to the career of singer-songwriter as revealed by interviews and on-line surveys.  In H. R. Gudmundsdottir, C. Beynon, K. Ludke, & A. J. Cohen (Eds.). Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol  2 Education. (pp. 156-168). Routledge.

Gudmundsdottir, H. R., Beynon, C., Ludke, K. M., & Cohen, A. J. (2020).  Conclusion:  Singing education and singing in education – from nursery to concert hall.  In H.R. Gudmundsdottir, C. Beynon, K. Ludke, & A. J.  Cohen (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 2 Education (pp. 474-485). Routledge.

Heydon, R., Fancourt, D., & Cohen, A. (2020).  Introduction to volume 3 - Singing and wellbeing: Harnessing the power of singing. In R. Heydon, D. Fancourt, & A. J. Cohen (Eds). Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 3 Well-being. (pp. 1-14). Routledge.

Cohen, A. J., & Chen-Hafteck, L. (2020). Singing, cultural understanding, and wellbeing- Research approaches: Introduction to section II. In R. Heydon, D. Fancourt, & A. J. Cohen (Eds). Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 3 Well-being. (pp. 187-198). Routledge.

Cohen, A. J., *Ludke, K., & *Pan, B.-Y. (2020). Development of multicultural choirs on college campuses: Theory and practice. In R. Heydon, D. Fancourt, & A. J. Cohen (Eds). Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 3 Well-being. (pp. 262-274). Routledge.

Cohen, A.J., & Heydon, R.   (2020). Conclusion: Singing and well-being – From research to advocacy. In R. Heydon, D. Fancourt, & A. J. Cohen (Eds). Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing: Vol 3 Well-being. (pp. 434-445). Routledge.  

       Cohen, A. J.  (2019). Singing. In D. Levitin & Rentfrew (Eds.). Foundations of Music Psychology: Theory and research (pp           685-750).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press  link

        Cohen, A.J. & Ludke, K. (2019). Digital libraries for singing:  The example of the AIRS project. In G. Welch, D. M.                      Howard,  & J. Nix  Oxford handbook of singing (pp. 393-407). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

       Cohen, A. J.  (2017). Music and Text: Vocal Musicianship.  In R. Ashley and R. Timmers (Eds.) Routledge companion to                music cognition (337-348).  New York, NY: Routledge.

 

        Cohen, A. J.  (2011) Creativity in Singing:Universality and the question of critical periods. In D. Hargreaves, D. Miell, &              R.A.R. MacDonald (Eds.) Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity,  performance, and                           perception (pp.173-189). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

Edited Journal Volume

 

Gudmundsdottir, H. & Cohen, A. J. (2015). The AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills. Musicae Scientiae, 19, 3, 233-324.

 

Cohen, A. J. & Trehub, S. E. (Eds). ( 2011.)  Singing and Psychomusicology.  Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain, 21, 1-257.

 

Journal articles

Ellis, B. K., Hwang, H., Savage, P. E., Pan, B.-Y., Cohen, A. J., & Brown, S. (2016). Identifying Style-Types in a Sample of Musical Improvisations Using Dimensional Reduction and Cluster Analysis. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000072  [online first - awaiting print for 2018]

Gudmundsdottir, H. & Cohen, A. J. (2015).  Advancing interdisciplinary research in singing through the AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills. Musicae Scientiae, 19, 234-237.

Cohen, A.J. (2015). AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills (ATBSS): Rationale and Scope. Musicae Scientiae, 19, 238-264.

 Cohen, A.J., Pan, B-Y., Stevenson, L., & McIver, A. (2015).  Role of native language on memory for an unfamiliar song: A comparison of native English and native Chinese students on the AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills. Musicae, Scientiae, 19, 301-324.

Cohen, A. J. (2011).  Dedication to Johan Sundberg.   Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain, 21,

Cohen, A. J. (2011. Introduction to the special volume on the Psychology of Singing.  Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain, 21,

Cohen, A. J., Armstrong, V.L., Lannan, M.S., & Coady, J. D. (2009).  A protocol for cross-cultural research on acquisition of singing. Neurosciences and Music III-Disorders and Plasticity: Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1169, 112-115.
 

Conference Proceedings

McKellar, J., & Cohen, A. J. (2016). Identification of thin slices of music by university students in Prince Edward Island.  Canadian Acoustics

Cohen, A. J., Vincent, C., Moses, D. S., Fujinaga, I., Lefford, N.,  & Tzanatakis, G. (2013).  A digital library to advance interdisciplinary research in singing. Paper presented at the International Congress on Acoustics (ICA). Montreal. Session 5aMUb: Digital Libraries for Speech and Singing.  Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 030579, pp 1-9.

Cohen, A. J.  (2011).  Advancing interdisciplinary research in singing:  A performance perspective.  In A. Williamon, D. Edwards, & L. Bartel (eds.)  International Symposium on Performance Science (pp. 105- 110).  The Netherlands: Association Européenne des  Conservatoires, Acadmies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC).

Encyclopedia Entries

Cohen, A. J. (2010). Audiovisual Recording.  In A.J. Mills, G. Durepos, & E. Wiebe (Eds.). Encyclopedia of case study research. (pp. 30-32 ). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  (relates to importance of AV recording for singing research)

Cohen, A. J. (2010). Longitudinal studies. In A. J.Mills, G. Durepos, & E. Wiebe (Eds.). Encyclopedia of case study research. (pp. 81-84).   Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (relates to importance of longitudinal studies for singing research).