CICERO Learning Guest Lectures October 25,2017 by Professor Sandra Trehub and Professor Donald Hodges.

CICERO Learning will organize a 2-hour seminar about music development and education with some flavours from neuroscience on October 25 with internationally well-known guest speakers Professor Sandra Trehub (University of Toronto, Canada) and Professor Donald Hodges (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA). The event is free of charge and does not require registration. Welcome!

Date and Place:

Wednesday October 25, 2017, at 10:15am - 11:45am

Lecture Room 229, Aurora building, Siltavuorenpenger 10, University of Helsinki.


10:15 Introduction - Research Director Mari Tervaniemi, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki

10:20 Musical Insights from Infants - Professor Sandra Trehub, University of Toronto

10:55 Neuroscience and Music Education - Professor Donald A. Hodges, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

11:30-11:45 Audience Q & A and discussion

Please, note also a full-day symposium including panel discussion at the University of Arts on Thursday October 26:


Sandra Trehub studied economics and philosophy before obtaining her doctoral degree in experimental psychology from McGill University in 1973. Since that time, she has been a professor and developmental scientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She has received numerous scholarly honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (2013). Her research focuses primarily on infants' and young children’s perception of melodies and rhythms and on maternal singing and its effects on infant attention, emotion regulation, and socialization. For further information, see

Donald A. Hodges served as Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education and Director of the Music Research Institute and is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy (2017), co-author (with D. Sebald) of Music in the Human Experience: An Introduction to Music Psychology (2011), in addition to numerous book chapters and papers in music psychology and music education. Recent research efforts have included a series of brain imaging studies of pianists, conductors, and singers using PET and fMRI. Hodges has served on the editorial committees of the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. For his CV and publications, see


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