The Shepherd School of Music
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The Shepherd School of Music

Exploring the Mind Through Music

The Shepherd School of Music and Rice University are preparing to host their 3rd international
Conference on music and mind. The goal of the Conference is to promote collaboration between musicians and scientists and spur research, as well as increase public interest in this exciting discipline.

Applications are now being accepted from musicians and scientists for the four–day program. The mornings feature innovative cross–disciplinary seminars: the science fellows will study music theory and history while the music fellows will learn about brain morphology, music perception and experimental design. The afternoons and evening sessions include presentations by distinguished visiting faculty. The fellows will also have a chance to share their work with their peers and the public in short, "TED"–style presentations. All Conference costs are covered, including registration fees, housing and meals; fellows are only required to pay for their travel to campus. Please see the Fellows and Application pages for more details.

Many events are free and open to the public: Please consult our Schedule for full Conference details. No registration or advance reservations are required for the public events. Seating will be on first- come, first–served basis. The morning seminars may be audited by members of the Rice and Baylor communities. Please contact us at mindandmusic@rice.edu for more details

VISITING FACULTY:

IAN CROSS, University of Cambridge

ELIZABETH MARGULIS, University of Arkansas

ISABELLE PERETZ, University of Montreal

DAVID TEMPERLEY, Eastman School of Music

MICHAEL THAUT, Colorado State University

LAWRENCE ZBIKOWSKI, University of Chicago

RESIDENT FACULTY:

GREGORY BARNETT, Musicology

ANTHONY BRANDT, Music Composition

TATIANA SCHNUR, Cognitive Science

XAQ PITKOW, Neuroscience

Presented by:

THE SHEPHERD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

RICE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

METHODIST HOSPITAL CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE