The TC-MA was founded at the EAA convention at Seville in 2002 with the election of Murray Campbell and Domenico Stanzial as chairmen and David Sharp as secretary. It started its provisional operation with a TC meeting at the SMAC 03 in Stockholm, Sweden. During the TC meeting 2005 at the EAA convention in Budapest it was decided to establish working groups on more specialized topics. To access their private and public web spaces.
The TC-MA is organised within the European Acoustics Association, which represents the national acoustical societies of 30 countries. Members of the TC are working in the field of musical acoustics or who have developed a special interest in this field and who want to communicate and co-operate in a European scope. The TC-MA is open for everybody who wants to join, whether he is ready to contribute in some way, whether he is seeking information, co-operation or expertise.
The TC-MA is a community of scientists and teachers who will meet at all major European and international conventions. However, instrument makers as well as musicians are warmly encouraged to join, as their expertise and experience as well as their questions, problems and observations are valuable input to any scientific dispute.
It is the main goal of the TC-MA to interconnect researchers and teachers from various fields who are interested in musical acoustics and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and teaching materials. Another important goal is to assist researchers and research groups as well as instrument makers who are searching for partners or appropriate funding opportunities by collecting such requests and distributing related information online.
The TC-MA might organize official EAA workshops focused on very specific topics of interest or seminars aiming to bridge the gap between academic research and instrument builders. The TC-MA might also be an institution to delegate academic or official examiners, to organize related sessions at bigger acoustical conventions and to communicate announcements to the public e.g. by releasing press statements or to be represented at public information events.
The TC-MA might also provide an organisational basis for exchange of students and more experienced researchers between laboratories, to offer a market of opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and to support teaching activities on the European level.
The TC-MA might get involved and take an active role in setting research goals at the European level by proposing fields of interest for future frame work programs of the EU.
Established as well as young researchers and teachers in the field of musical acoustics, instrument makers and representatives of manufacturing companies as well as musicians can most probably benefit from the TC-MA membership, just as they potentially can contribute much through their expertise and interests.
Select the working groups you are interested in and contact the work group representatives to get information on ongoing activities, planned work group meetings and open research issues.
Members of the TC will share a membership list with addresses and other information that a member wishes to share. The membership section of the TC will offer a discussion forum for sharing questions and comments on topics related to this TC with your fellow researchers.
If you want to join, contact the chair : David Sharp.