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Working With and In Small Groups (2021)
Book Chapter
King, E. (2021). Working With and In Small Groups. In A. Creech, D. A. Hodges, & S. Hallam (Eds.), International Handbook of Music Psychology in Education and the Community (320-334). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429295362

This chapter provides insight into two kinds of small group work: “supervised” – guided by a supervisor, such as a teacher or facilitator; and “unsupervised” – self- managed or without supervisory input. Evidence about group work is discussed, drawin... Read More about Working With and In Small Groups.

The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy (2020)
Journal Article
King, E. C. (2020). The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy. Music and Science, 3, https://doi.org/10.1177/2059204320937227

The aim of this article is to consider questions, issues, and debates about music in public policy, a topic that featured in the final session of the Musics, Selves and Societies workshop at the University of Cambridge in June 2018. The first part of... Read More about The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy.

Perfectionistic self-presentation and emotional experiences in music students: A three-wave longitudinal study (2019)
Journal Article
Hill, A. P., Burland, K., King, E. C., & Pitts, S. E. (in press). Perfectionistic self-presentation and emotional experiences in music students: A three-wave longitudinal study. Psychology of music, https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735618824155

Research has shown that perfectionism predicts emotional experiences among amateur, professional and adolescent musicians. In examining these relationships, previous research has measured trait perfectionism and employed cross-sectional designs. The... Read More about Perfectionistic self-presentation and emotional experiences in music students: A three-wave longitudinal study.

Performers' Perspectives on "Feel" in Music (2018)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Waddington, C. (2018). Performers' Perspectives on "Feel" in Music. In N. Reyland, & R. Thumpson (Eds.), Music, analysis, and the body: Experiments, explorations, and embodiments. Leuven: Peeters Publishers

This chapter explores the concept of 'feel' in relation to music performers in the Western art tradition.

Dialogue and Beyond: Communication and Interaction in Ensemble Performance (2017)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Gritten, A. (2017). Dialogue and Beyond: Communication and Interaction in Ensemble Performance. In J. Rink, H. Gaunt, & A. Williamon (Eds.), Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance (306-321). Oxford University Press: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780199346677.001.0001

This chapter explores the nature of dialogue in ensemble music performance, interrogating the ways in which ‘communication’ and ‘interaction’ occur in the context of rehearsal and live performance of western art music. An expanded conceptual model is... Read More about Dialogue and Beyond: Communication and Interaction in Ensemble Performance.

Viewing Empathy in Jazz Performance (2017)
Book Chapter
Elsdon, P. (2017). Viewing Empathy in Jazz Performance. In E. King, & C. Waddington (Eds.), Music and empathy (157-172). Farnham: Routledge

In this chapter, the author explains how the empathic comes to play an important role in the way empathic researcher view performance, and jazz performance in particular. She develops an argument about the way in which certain fundamental tropes used... Read More about Viewing Empathy in Jazz Performance.

The empathic nature of the piano accompanist (2017)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Roussou, E. (2017). The empathic nature of the piano accompanist. In E. King, & C. Waddington (Eds.), Music and empathy. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315596587

The ways in which humans interact in any society or culture have occupied the attention of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds over centuries, including philosophers, psychologists, historians, sociologists, anthropologists and musico... Read More about The empathic nature of the piano accompanist.

Book review: Performative Analysis: Reimagining Music Theory for Performance. By Jeffrey Swinkin. (2017)
Journal Article
King, E. C. (2017). Book review: Performative Analysis: Reimagining Music Theory for Performance. By Jeffrey Swinkin. Music and Letters, 98(1), 165-167. https://doi.org/10.1093/ml/gcx017

Review of Performative Analysis: Reimagining Music Theory for Performance. By Jeffrey Swinkin. Pp. vii+ 263. Eastman Studies in Music. (University of Rochester Press, Rochester, NY, and Woodbridge, 2016. £60. ISBN 978-1-58046-526-7.)

Performance (2014)
Book Chapter
King, E. (2014). Performance. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An encyclopedia. SAGE Publications

Musical shaping gestures: Considerations about terminology and methodology (2013)
Journal Article
King, E. (2013). Musical shaping gestures: Considerations about terminology and methodology. Empirical Musicology Review, 8(1), 68-81. https://doi.org/10.18061/emr.v8i1.3925

Fulford and Ginsborg’s investigation into non-verbal communication during music rehearsal-talk between performers with and without hearing impairments extends existing research in the field of gesture studies by contributing significantly to our unde... Read More about Musical shaping gestures: Considerations about terminology and methodology.

Groove as Familiarity with Time (2013)
Book Chapter
Oliver, R. (2013). Groove as Familiarity with Time. In E. King, & H. M. Prior (Eds.), Music and Familiarity : Listening, Musicology and Performance (239 - 252). Ashgate. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315596600

The chapter explores the instrumentalist’s relationship with musical time, arguing that the capacity for groove in solo performance depends upon the musician’s familiarity with stylistically nuanced conceptions of pulse. Much research dea... Read More about Groove as Familiarity with Time.

Familiarity, schemata and patterns of listening (2013)
Book Chapter
Prior, H. (2013). Familiarity, schemata and patterns of listening. In E. King, & H. M. Prior (Eds.), Music and familiarity: listening, musicology and performance. Routledge

The origins of this work, as in much research, lie in a personal experience. My first exposure to a selection of Schoenberg’s piano works (which happened to be through a recording) had resulted in an ambivalent response, but upon hearing the same rec... Read More about Familiarity, schemata and patterns of listening.

Social familiarity: styles of interaction in chamber ensemble rehearsal (2013)
Book Chapter
King, E. (2013). Social familiarity: styles of interaction in chamber ensemble rehearsal. Music and familiarity: listening, musicology and performance (253 - 270). Ashgate

When two or more musicians first play together in a music ensemble, they begin a process of familiarization as they get to know each other both musically and socially. There is a complex network of issues to consider in this process as ensemble music... Read More about Social familiarity: styles of interaction in chamber ensemble rehearsal.

Rehearsal talk: Familiarity and expertise in singer-pianist duos (2012)
Journal Article
Ginsborg, J., & King, E. (2012). Rehearsal talk: Familiarity and expertise in singer-pianist duos. Musicae Scientiae, 16(2), 148-167. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864911435733

The cognitive and social processes underlying musical and social collaboration were explored in a small-scale study of two professional and two student singer-pianist duos. Each of the eight participants rehearsed one song with his or her regular par... Read More about Rehearsal talk: Familiarity and expertise in singer-pianist duos.

Gestures and glances: interactions in ensemble rehearsal (2011)
Book Chapter
Ginsborg, J., & King, E. (2011). Gestures and glances: interactions in ensemble rehearsal. In A. Gritten, & E. King (Eds.), New perspectives on music and gesture (177-202). Farnham: Ashgate

Performers use physical gestures in numerous ways. They can be used to communicate musical expression, generate sound production, facilitate technical movements while playing or singing, regulate temporal aspects of performance, and provide musical a... Read More about Gestures and glances: interactions in ensemble rehearsal.