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Who: Weber State University and Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine
What: Conference for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine
When: June 2-3, 2011
Thursday June 2 event begins at 9:30 am
Friday June 3 event begins at 7:30 am
Where: Shepherd Union Building, WSU Campus
The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine is holding its inaugural annual Conference for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine on June 2nd and 3rd 2011, in Ogden, Utah, on the campus of Weber State University.
This conference is chaired by WSU Department of Performing Arts faculty member, Dr. David Akombo, also the founder of the society. The conference will provide scholars, academics, and similar professionals a forum to critically engage the study of the beneficial effects of music in medicine, and stimulate the exchange ideas amongst the leaders of our field.
The keynote speaker is Mark Jude Tramo, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Tramo is Director of The Institute for Music & Brain Science, a founding member of its Executive Board, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Attending Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. The conference is preceded by a preconference workshop on June 2nd organized by Don Campbell, a leading scholar well known for his book "The Mozart Effect."
The study of the beneficial effects of music in medicine is a discipline that has spurred an interest among scholars from both the humanities and health allied disciplines since the 18th century. Researchers in the 20th century embraced these studies with scholarly and academic vigor.
The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine is a society of scholars and researchers pursuing the studies on the effects of music on the health of the human mind, body and soul. The conference is interdisciplinary in nature and is devoted to the dissemination of new, unpublished research relating to the field of music and medicine. Scholars and researchers pursuing the studies on the effects of music on any form of health-related topics of the human being are invited to submit their proposals.
The conference will conclude with a concert by the WSU Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 pm on Friday, June 3, in the Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union Building. They will be performing the repertoire of their concert tour in Taiwan.
A detailed conference schedule and more information can be found at http://www.weber.edu/isqrmm/