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2016 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


All public events will be held in Duncan Recital Hall at the Shepherd School of Music


Monday, June 6th


Arrival


Noon: residence halls open for fellows’ arrival

5 – 7 p.m.: Dinner for fellows and faculty

7 – 9:30 p.m.: Public lectures: Conference Fellows
TED-style presentations by the Conference’s music and science fellows


Tuesday, June 7th


9 – 12 a.m.: Morning sessions – Cross-disciplinary seminars for fellows (musicians with Pitkow and Schnur, scientists with Barnett and Brandt)

12 – 2 p.m.: Lunch for fellows and faculty

2 – 4:30 p.m.: Public lectures: Conference Fellows
TED-style presentations by the Conference’s music and science fellows

5 – 7 p.m.: Dinner for fellows and faculty

7 – 9:30 p.m.: Public lectures: “Music in Life and Health”

  • Ian Cross, University of Cambridge: “Music as an Everyday Interaction”

  • Michael Thaut, University of Toronto: “Neurological Music Therapy - From the Neuroscience of Music Perception to Clinical Translations”

Post-lecture reception
Dr. Thaut’s lecture and the post-lecture reception are generously underwritten by Methodist Hospital’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine

Wednesday, June 8th:


9 – 12 a.m.: Cross – disciplinary seminars for fellows, continued

12 – 2 p.m.: Lunch for fellows and faculty

2 – 4:30 p.m.: Public lectures: Conference Fellows
TED-style presentations by the Conference’s music and science fellows

5 – 7 p.m.: Dinner for fellows and faculty

7 – 9:30 p.m.: Public lectures: “Objective and Subjective Musical Experience”

  • Elizabeth Margulis, University of Arkansas: “Empirical Approaches to Aesthetic Listening”
  • David Temperley, Eastman School of Music: “Information Flow in Music”

Thursday, June 9th


9 – 12 a.m.: Cross – disciplinary seminars for fellows, continued

12 – 2 p.m.: Lunch for fellows and faculty

2 – 4:30 p.m.: Tour of Methodist Hospital Center for Performing Arts Medicine

5 – 7 p.m.: Dinner for fellows and faculty

7 - 9:30 p.m.: “Music, Biology and Self”

Frank R. Yekovich Memorial lectures

  • Isabelle Peretz, University of Montreal: “The Biological Foundations of Music: Insights from Anomalies”

  • Lawrence Zbikowski, University of Chicago: “Challenges to Music and Mind”



Friday, June 10th


9 – 12 a.m: Joint session, all fellows and faculty

12 – 2 p.m.: Lunch for fellows and faculty



Departure