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Music research made by and for musicians

Welcome to the Global Institute for Music Research

The past 50 years have witnessed significant advancements in research across various fields related to music. This progress has also extended to the profession of researchers within the arts.

The traditional notion of a researcher donning a white coat has been discarded, and new paradigms now include artists working within research groups at universities. This shift is reminiscent of historical moments when social sciences and qualitative models, as well as education sciences and action-research models, were integrated into academic settings. As a result, musicians, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, music educators, specialists in health, and professionals from many other fields coexist in higher education institutions, all displaying remarkable initiative for research and scientific production.

Today, there are numerous research projects and groups worldwide that explore diverse research areas, thereby making significant contributions to the understanding of music history, music pedagogy in conservatories, socio-cultural aspects of artistic-musical creation, musicians’ health, music education in primary and secondary schools, and more.

These research groups are often interconnected through personal and professional relationships within their own institutions and through participation in research conferences. For musicians, these connections are also formed during artistic collaborations, which can and should be studied as valuable research and creativity projects.

The Global Institute for Music Research serves as a network that brings together existing research groups and fosters the formation of new ones. It seeks to propose and promote publications, facilitate the organization of research events, and, most importantly, connect researchers with similar interests to undertake high-quality scientific and artistic research.

Additionally, the Global Institute for Music Research actively promotes academic exchange and provides training opportunities for professionals engaged in research through seminars, conferences, and support for postgraduate students.

The Global Institute for Music Research acknowledges various fields of research related to music, encompassing musicological and ethnomusicological studies, research in music education, research on the intersection of health and music, research in performing arts, and research in music pedagogy.

Emphasizing the role of the Artist/Researcher as a facilitator of a creative process that aligns with the domain of arts research, the Global Institute for Music Research establishes collaborative links with other researchers.

This platform serves as a space for dialogue, inviting researchers and artists from diverse backgrounds to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge related to music.

Jordi Albert, Ph.D.

Director of Global Institute for Music Research

Key facts about our institute

Since 2017

6 years connecting music researchers

6 Journals

Peer-reviewed journals available in our library

A collaborative repository

Open reviewed repository


Partnerships and Collaborations

A researchers intranet

Intranet for collaborative work (in beta phase)

6 Research areas

Including performative research

>200 activities

Activities carried out


Countries in our network

Advisory Council

Jordi Albert, Ph.D.


Jordi Albert, Ph.D. is an researcher in the field of pedagogy and health, cross-genre trumpeter & pedagogue, and academic entrepreneur who has developed and led countless intercontinental exchanges in music. Albert is the Founder & Director of the Global Institute for Music Research.

Randolph Lee, D.M.A.

Randolph Lee, D.M.A. is a professor at the Bringham Young University. He has developed several performative and pedagogical research projects and has taught courses and given lectures in various countries in America and Europe.

Anna Vèrnia, Ph.D.

Anna Vèrnia, Ph.D. is a specialist in music education and health and music research with expertise in managing scientific activities, organizing over 300 events, and participating in over 500 worldwide.

Carles Camarasa, M.Sc.

Carles Camarasa, M.Sc. is a scholar of music-centered neuroscience research with a particular interest in the intersections of Artificial Intelligence and Music Pedagogy.

Luis Miguel Araya, D.M.A.

Luis Miguel Araya, D.M.A. is an internationally-acclaimed musician & pedagogue hailing from Costa Rica and the United States. Winner of numerous presitigeous performance competitions on trumpet, Araya is a professor at the National University of Costa Rica.

José Valentino Ruiz-Resto, Ph.D., D.Min.

José Valentino Ruiz-Resto, Ph.D., D.Min. is a multi-GRAMMY® & EMMY® Award Winner, preeminent arts entrepreneur, producer, performing artist, engineer, and business leader. Ruiz is Founder & Director of the University of Florida’s Music Business & Entrepreneurship program and GIMUR’s Editor-in-Chief of IJMEL.

Our director, Ph.D. Jordi Albert, welcomes you.

Discover the 6 research areas of the Global Institute for Music Research.

The Advisory Council is composed of members from different countries, with the aim of obtaining a global perspective on music research.

To generate an international network of researchers that allows for the development of more comprehensive collaborative works.


Our mission is to generate an international network of researchers that allows for the creation of high-quality scientific knowledge in various research fields related to music.

To achieve this, we aim to develop our own research projects and support existing ones through the use of new information technologies. These technologies enable the development of new communication strategies, thus increasing the possibility of finding synergies with new researchers.

We also strive to edit high-quality music research journals and create a global repository of scientific publications, theses, and research articles related to music.

To develop our own research projects and support existing research projects through the use of new information technologies, which allow for the development of new communication strategies and, therefore, the possibility of finding synergies with new researchers.

Director of the Global Institute for Music Research

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