August 23-27, 2010

    Seattle, Washington USA 


Local Program Committee:

Steven M. Demorest, Chair
School of Music

Patricia S. Campbell
School of Music

Ellen Covey

Steven J. Morrison
School of Music

Lynne Werner
Speech and Hearing

Keynote Speakers

    Dr. Gottfried Schlaug 

Keynote Title: Singing: when it hurts, when it helps, and when it changes brains.

Dr. Gottfried Schlaug is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Cerebrovascular Disorders at BIDMC, and Director of the Music, Neuroimaging and Stroke Recovery Laboratories at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Schlaug’s major research interests include the (1) neurobiology of music perception and music making, (2) the use of instrumental musicians and singers as a model to examine brain plasticity, and (3) the use of innovative musical interventions including singing and music making to facilitate recovery from brain injuries and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Schlaug has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 15 book chapters. His research work is supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, and private foundations.

     Dr. Petri Toiviainen

Keynote Title: Spatiotemporal Music Cognition

Petri Toiviainen obtained his PhD in musicology in 1996 from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Since 2003 he is a Professor of Music at the University of Jyväskylä, where he leads the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research and is in charge of the Music, Mind and Technology Master's Program. His research interests include music and movement, perception of rhythm and tonality, emotions in music, sound and music computing, and music visualization. He has published several articles on these topics, and is an editorial board member of several journals. He is also a co-author of several widely used software tools for music analysis, including the MIDI Toolbox, the MIRToolbox, and the Motion Capture Toolbox. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell University (1999-2000) and a residential fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (2007-2008). He is also a professional jazz pianist.