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Music Graduate Colloquium: Donald Hodges - NEW DATE

Friday, April 9, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
via Zoom
Graduate Colloquium Series

The Music Graduate Colloquium previously scheduled for April 2, 2021 has been moved to April 9, 2021.

Presented by Graduate Studies in Music, the Don Wright Faculty of Music Graduate Colloquium series includes lectures by distinguished guests, Western faculty members, and senior graduate students on all fields of research and creative activity in music.

Donald Hodges (Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
“Peering Into The Musical Brain”

Admission is free, and all are welcome to join.

Please contact Audrey Yardley-Jones by email to request Zoom access information


Over the past 20 years, my colleagues and I have conducted a series of brain imaging studies designed to map the musical brain. Our goal is to understand how neural mechanisms support various components of musical behavior. Toward that end, we have scanned pianists while performing Bach, singers as they vocally improvised melodies, and conductors as they detected errors in performances of a musical score and as they processed multisensory (i.e., auditory and visual) information. Most recently, we have been investigating complex brain networks in trained musicians and untrained controls, learning how musical preferences influence neural responses. Although we have much yet to learn, a picture of the musical brain is beginning to emerge and we are coming closer to understanding why and how music moves us so powerfully.

Audrey Yardley-Jones - Graduate Program Assistant
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