The Shepherd School of Music
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The Shepherd School of Music

Exploring the Mind Through Music

 

Webcasts of the public lectures are now available under the Media tab. Thank you for your interest in the conference!

The Shepherd School of Music has invited over thirty music and science fellows for a four-day Conference on music and the mind.  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 evenings include presentations by distinguished visiting and resident faculty on the frontiers of current research.  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

The Conference fellows come to Rice from the Chinese Republic, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Israel, Sweden and leading institutions throughout the United States. 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 emerging discipline.

Visiting Faculty:

DAVID HURON, Ohio State University
FRED LERDAHL , Columbia University
ANIRUDDH PATEL, The Neurosciences Institute
ROBERT ZATORRE, McGill University


Resident Faculty:

GREGORY BARNETT, Musicology
ANTHONY BRANDT, Music Composition and Theory
DAVID EAGLEMAN, Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
NORMAN FISCHER, Cello
SUZANNE KEMMER, Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics
CHRISTINE NEUGEBAUER, Music Therapy, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
CASEY O'CALLAGHAN, Philosophy
BOB SLEVC, Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics
C. RICHARD STASNEY, Otolaryngology, The Methodist Hospital

PRESENTED BY:

THE SHEPHERD SCHOOL OF MUSIC
RICE UNIVERSITY'S HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER
METHODIST HOSPITAL'S CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE