Visiting Scholars

Endowed Visiting Scholars

Featuring Beatriz Ilari, University of Southern California         September, 2017

Beatriz Ilari is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Southern California where she teaches graduate courses in music psychology, the sociology of music, and research methods. She has conducted extensive research with babies, preschoolers, and school-aged children from the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. In her work, she uses a variety of approaches to study different aspects of musical development and growth of infants, children, and adolescents. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature. Dr. Ilari’s visit to the Laboratory for Music, Cognition, Culture, and Learning was generously made possible by a colloquium of UW faculty, guest lecturers, and students of Theory, History,Ethnomusicology, Music Education.


 Dr. Jessica Grahn, University of Western Ontario         February 2017

Dr. Grahn investigates music neuroscience, primarily the representation of temporal sequences in the brain. She also examines how music makes us move, how musical training changes brain structure, and whether music can affect cognitive abilities (such as memory or reasoning), or can benefit patients with neurological disorders, such as Parkinsons disease. She is Associate Professor in the Psychology department and Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. The Laboratory for Music Cognition, Culture, and Learning was pleased to welcome Dr. Jessica Grahn for the 2017 James C. Carlsen Invited Lecture. Her visit also included the Institute of Learning and Brain Science (I-LABS) and the Music Education course “Psychology of Music Performance.”


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Dr. Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music            April 2015

Professor Williamon is Professor of Performance Science and Director of the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music in London, UK,. Professor Williamon presented a public lecture on his work with performance anxiety, and visited with the lab group to discuss a new text for performance science research he is developing. Prof. Williamon also visited the Psychology for Musicians class, MusEd 496B. Professor Williamon’s visit was generously made possible by the James C. Carlsen Visiting Scholar in Music Cognition and Learning Endowment and the Bobbette Koon Endowment in Music Therapy. View his bio here.


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Dr. Ian Cross, Cambridge University                   May 2014

Dr. Cross’ visit, held in conjunction with the 2014 College Music Society Summit on Music, Science and Society, was made possible by the Bobbette Koon Endowment in Music Therapy. While at UW, Dr. Cross presented a public lecture at the UW iLABS on “Conversational Grooves,” as well as lectures to the MCCL lab and other classes in the UW School of Music.

 


shapeimage_2 Dr. Laurel Trainor, McMaster University              March 2013

Dr. Trainor’s visit was generously made possible by the James C. Carlsen Visiting Scholar in Music Cognition and Learning Endowment and the Bobbette Koon Endowment in Music Therapy. While at UW, Dr. Trainor presented a public lecture on her work with infants, toddlers, musical entrainment, and pro-social behavior, as well as lectures to the MCCL lab and other classes in the UW School of Music.

 


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Dr. David Huron, The Ohio State University        January 2012

Dr. Huron’s visit was made possible by the James C. Carlsen Visiting Scholar in Music Cognition and Learning Endowment and the Bobbette Koon Endowment in Music Therapy.  While at UW, Professor Huron presented a public lecture on “Music Observed,” as well as lectures to the MCCL lab, ethnomusicology, and music psychology classes.  The UW School of Music announcement can be found here.

 


Visiting Scholars

Ruth Brittin, University of the Pacific

Robert Duke, University of Texas, Austin

Peter Pfordresher, SUNY Buffalo

Shigeki Okino, Tokai University

Deborah Confredo, Temple University