Art in Motion Overview


, found in music, movement, circadian cycles, and learning processes, is an essential part of life and art. In 2020, Art in Motion will examine the challenges and opportunities afforded by rhythmic perception, coordination, and training. Presentations will cover research on timing and precision from synapses to elite performance, using microscopes, motion capture, and more. Demonstrations, live concerts, and workshops combine and contrast creative rhythms in sports, dance, and music, including classical to jazz, rap, raga, and polyrhythms from around the world. Participants exposed to this fusion of knowledge will learn multiple new ways to further understand and embrace . 

We welcome you to participate in this event on 


June 5 & 6, 2020


Prof. Dr. Adina Mornell
University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM)


The first Art in Motion, Musical & Athletic Motor Learning and Performance, took place in 2008 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria, and generated great interest internationally. The second Art in Motion, Motor Skills, Motivation & Musical Practice, was held in 2010 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Germany and drew an even larger and more diverse audience. Both researchers and practitioners in music and sports continue to find the exchange of ideas and experience that happens at this event unique and invaluable, and the demand for a biannual rhythm continued. The following symposia expanded the number of workshops and included a specialized program for graduate students.

Speakers and participants attending represent such diverse fields as music psychology, music education, motor learning, sports science, neuroscience, human factors, as well as musicians’ medicine.


Previous symposiums:

AiM 2018

AiM 2016

AiM 2014

AiM 2012

AiM 2010

AiM 2008