Visit ESCOM's new website


11 Nov 2021: Musicae Scientiae Special Issue, 2023: Call for proposals

31 Aug 2021: Visit our new website

22 Jul 2021: ICMPC16-ESCOM11 program is already availiable! Check the program!

22 Jul 2021: Join us for ESCOM Annual General Meeting during the ICMPC16-ESCOM11 conference! See you at 13:00 UTC 30 July 2021!

20 Apr 2021: The REGISTRATION is now OPEN for next joint ICMPC16-ESCOM11 conference, 28-31 July 2021.

5 March 2021: Performing Music Research by Aaron Williamon, Jane Ginsborg, Rosie Perkins and George Waddell is now available! Companion website (from which it can be ordered) is now live at

1 Sept 2020: Next joint ICMPC16-ESCOM11 conference to be held virtually across 4 time-zones, 28-31 July 2021. Main organising hub in Sheffield, UK.

Welcome the website of ESCOM, the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, an international non-profit society with the aim to support theoretical, experimental and applied research in the cognitive sciences of music. The society disseminates knowledge of music perception and cognition, and encourages European and international cooperation within the fields of cognitive sciences of music.


...sur le site de l'ESCOM, la Société Européenne pour les Sciences Cognitives de la Musique, une association internationale sans but lucratif dont l'intention est de promouvoir les recherches théorique, expérimentale et appliquée en matière de sciences cognitives de la musique. L'association  encourage l'étude de la perception et  de la cognition de la musique ainsi que les collaborations européennes et internationales dans le domaine des sciences cognitives de la musique.


...auf der Homepage von ESCOM, der Europäischen Gesellschaft für die Kognitiven Wissenschaften der Musik, eine internationale Non-Profit-Organisation zur Erschließung und Unterstützung von theoretischer, experimenteller und angewandter Forschung in den kognitiven Wissenschaften der Musik. Die Gesellschaft gibt Wissen über Musikwahrnehmung und Musikkognition weiter und fördert europäische und internationale Zusammenarbeit in den unterschiedlichen Bereichen der kognitiven Wissenschaften der Musik.

Musicæ Scientiæ

The trilingual peer-reviewed journal Musicæ Scientiæ (founded in 1997) is the official organ of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music. read more...