Activities


Music and Health Colloquium Series 2016-2017

All Colloqiua at 3.15-4.45, 216 Edward Johnson Music Building, University of Toronto

September 20

Dr. Laurel Trainor, MacMaster University

October 20

Dr. Frank Russo, Ryerson University

November 18

Dr. Joseph Schlesinger, Vanderbilt University

Brain Injury Canada Conference

September 27-29, Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street Toronto

MAHRC Affiliated Presentations:

Sept. 27, Dr. Michael Thaut, 1-1.45

Sept. 27, Cheryl Jones MA, 2.30-3

 

Neurologic Music Therapy Training

November 5-8 – Education Director NMT Academy Dr. Corene Hurt Thaut
University of Toronto, Faculty of Music
Registration at www.nmtacademy.co

Drumming and Percussion for Health and Rehabilitation

A one-day course on drumming and percussion for health and rehabilitation
A day to learn about best practices.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
500 University Avenue
For more information

 

Music Care Conference Toronto 2016

November 12, Edward Johnson Music Building, University of Toronto

Sponsored by: Room 217 Foundation and MAHRC

Registration at www.musiccareconference.ca

9a-4p

 

PAST EVENTS

Special Lecture – Music and Autism: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

Michael Bakan
Professor of Ethnomusicology at Florida State University
Monday March 14, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Title: Music and Autism: An ethnomusicological perspective.
Edward Johnson Building, Room 216

Collaborative Program in Neuroscience — Distinguished Lecture

Tuesday, February 23, 1:10 – 2:30
Presenter: Michael Thaut
Topic: Music and the Brain: From Neuroscience to Clinical Translations
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music

Welcome the New MaHRC Director

Tuesday January 26
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music
3:10 – 4:45 The State of MaHRC and Research
4:45 – 6:00 Reception
6:00 – 7:00 Official Welcome and the Director’s Vision for MaHRC

Music and Health Colloquium Series 2015-2016

 

Tuesday February 23 3:10 – 4:30
Presenters: Corene Thaut, Jessica Grahn
Topic: Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation for Gait Training in Parkinson’s Disease
Edward Johnson Building, Room 216

Time: Tuesday Nov 24 3:10 – 5:00
Place: Room 216, Faculty of Music
Presenters: Bryan Croft, Coordinator, Ruth Bittorf RN (EC), MN, PHC-NP, and Anita Shack BFA, DC, FATA, Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital.
Topic: An Introduction to the Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre – plus – Research Report: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Building Confidence and Self-Esteem Workshop

Time: Tuesday Oct 27 3:10 – 4:30
Place: Room 216, Faculty of Music
Presenter: John Haines, Professor of Music and Medieval Studies, Faculty of Music
Topic: Music, Healing, and Astrology in the Middle Ages

Time: Tuesday, Sept 29 3:10 – 4:30
Place: Room 216, Faculty of Music
Presenter: Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes, Assistant Prof, Faculty of Music and Music Therapist, Baycrest Hospital
Topic: Recent Alzheimer’s Research: Short Term Effects of Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation on Alzheimer Patients

Music Care Conference – Toronto 2015

Saturday Nov 7, 2015
Location: Mississauga Living Arts Centre
Featured Speaker: Allison Woyiwada (from the book “Allison’s Brain”)

For more information see the Room217 website

Art Heals Health | Health Heals Art

October 28, 2015 8:00 am – 5pm

Daniels Spectrum Centre 585 Dundas St. East

Art Heals Health | Health Heals Art is a symposium to celebrate the extraordinary work being done at the intersection of the arts and health care. From Theatre, to Visual Arts, Music and Dance, the Arts provide modalities for healing; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Art Heals Health | Health Heals Art is an annual, experiential one-day event that will bring together patients, practitioners and artists to create a community for exchange.

For more information

 

Music and Health Colloquium Series 2014-2015

Date:  Wednesday Oct 1 – 3:00 – 4:30
Speaker: Dr. John Chong
Title: Performance Science and Performing Arts Medicine: Issues for Research
Place: Faculty of Music, Room 216

Date: Nov 5, 4:00 – 5:30
Speakers: Dr. Joaquin Farias, Liona Boyd
Title: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Focal Dystonia
Place: Faculty of Music, Room 216

Date: Dec 3 3:00 – 4:30
Speaker: Jeff Cupchick,
Title: Medical Ethnomusicology: A Perspective on this Emerging Field
Place: Faculty of Music, Room 216

Date: January 28, 3:00 – 4:30
Speaker: Sean Hutchins, Director of Research, RCM.
Title: Recent Research in the Perception and Performance of Singing.
Place: Faculty of Music, Room 216

Date: February 25 3:00 – 4:30
Speaker: Dr. Thenille Braun-Janzen
Title: Timing skills and expertise: examining the role of music and sports training on timed movements                Place: Faculty of Music, Room 216

Date: March  25. 3:00 – 4:30
Speaker: Frank Russo, Ryerson University
Title: Clarifying the connections between music, hearing, and emotional communication
Place:  Faculty of Music, Room 216