Events

Seminar Series

The initiative’s seminar series brings guest speakers to Western to present varied research on music, cognition, and the brain.

Fall 2017 Presentations

Michael Hove (Fitchburg State University/Harvard Medical School), “Links between Rhythm, Bass, and Movement: Neural Mechanisms and Applications”
Robert Zatorre (McGill University/Montreal Neurological Institute), “The Musical Brain: Born or Made?”
Bryn Hughes (University of Lethbridge), “The Effect of Style on Musical Syntax”

Retreats

Our retreats bring together faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students from across Western University for presentations and discussion. The aim is for individuals with research interests in to meet others with similar interests, share expertise and facilities, and form research collaborations.

Previous Retreats

October 20, 2014  Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, London
July 15–16, 2015  Windermere Manor Hotel, London
August 17–18, 2015  Windermere Manor Hotel, London
June 22–23, 2016  Music Building, Western University

If you are affiliated with Western, McMaster, or Edinburgh University and you are interested in attending our next retreat, please contact Jonathan De Souza at jdesou22@uwo.ca.

Launch Event

Our launch event took place on Saturday October 17, 2015 in the Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Don Wright Faculty of Music, with speakers from the Brain and Mind Institute, the Don Wright Faculty of Music, the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh and additional guest speakers from the USA and UK. One highlight of the day was a beautiful performance from the Alzheimer Society's Intergenerational Choir. The event closed with an interesting panel discussion and a small wine reception.