The Shepherd School of Music
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The Shepherd School of Music
Exploring the Mind Through Music

2016 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


All public events will be held in Duncan Recital Hall at the Shepherd School of Music (Alice Pratt Brown Hall)


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

  • Joshua Albrecht, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
    “Once More with Feeling, or: The Dialects of Musical Affect”
  • Anja-Xiaoxing Cui, Queens University – Kingston, Canada
    “How Do We Learn About Music?”
  • Miriam Albusac Jorge, University of Granada, Spain
    "Large scale brain networks and music training: Default Mode Network"
  • Joannalyn Delacruz, Cornell University
    “Fields of Pharmacology, Neurobiology, and Behavior”
  • Naomi Benecasa, Rice University
    “Conceptual Primitives in the Perception of a Musical Scale”
  • Kurt Feyaerts, University of Leuven, Belgium
    “On Verticality, Singing and Trios”
  • Daniel Bowen , Texas A&M University
    “Evaluating K-12 Arts-Based Education Interventions”
  • Peer Herholz, University of Marburg, Germany
    “Cortical Representations of Music Genres along the Auditory Pathway”
  • Rachel Buchman, Rice University
    “A Longitudinal Study -- Can Eurhythmics-based music classes offer the same, similar or greater neurological and/or social benefits to disadvantaged children as instrumental community music classes have proven to do?”
  • Shantala Hegde, NIMHANS, India
    “An overview of research activities at Music Cognition Laboratory, NIMHANS, India”
  • Jonathan De Souza, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    “Musical Instruments, Performance, and Perception.”

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

  • Christopher Dobrian, University of California-Irvine
    “Three Questions Relevant to Computer Musicianship”
  • Lewis Hou, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Zhiyao Duan, University of Rochester
    “Teaching Machines to Transcribe Music”
  • Nina Julich, Leipzig University, Germany
    “Speaking of Music: A Conceptual Metaphor Theory Approach to Musical Discourse”
  • Paula Perez-Sobrino, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
    “Audio Branding”
  • Marc Duby, University of South Africa
    “DST as a Model for Understanding Ensemble Performance”
  • Grace Leslie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
    “Inner Rhythms: Music Technologies Informed by Perception and Physiology”
  • Frank Heuser, UCLA
    “Conceptual Music Learning: Improving Music Learning through Instructional Design”
  • Emily Morgan, Tufts University
    “Measuring and Modeling Melodic Expectation”
  • Eric Lewis, McGill University, Canada
    “Improvising Minds--Minding Improvisation: Improvisation as a Potential Site for Therapeutic Practice in Psychiatry”

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

  • Jennifer Mishra, University of Missouri
    “A Case for Musical Dyslexia”
  • Mandar Phatak, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
    “Modes to Moods”
  • Kay Norton, Arizona State University
    “Singing and Wellbeing: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Proof”
  • Andrea Schiavio, Ohio State University
    “From the Cradle to the Stage: The Musical Mind in Action”
  • Murray Schellenberg, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
    “Speech Prosody in Singing: Division of Labour”
  • Rhimmon Simchy-Gross, University of Arkansas
    “Experienced Time, Remembered Time”
  • Joseph Chi-Sing Siu, Eastman School of Music
    “Absolute Pitch, Tone Languages, and the Tritone Paradox”
  • Kjetil Vikene, University of Bergen, Norway
    “Complexity in Rhythm: Now It’s Time for Some Music”
  • Alessia Rita Vitale, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France
    “Singing as the Art of Reparation: Anorexia Case Study”
  • John DePriest, Tulane University
    "Language and music: Understanding the mind through shared and distinct processing."

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.: Public lectures: 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