AMPS 2013 Conference: Music Mind & Health


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The Australian Music and Psychology Society in association with Music, Mind & Wellbeing are hosting a conference 27-30 November 2013 at the University of Melbourne on all matters Music Mind & Health.

Four key themes will be addressed:

1. Music and Brain

2. Music and Community

3. Music and Health

4. Redefining Musical Excellence


Keynote Speakers

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson is a professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology and runs the Music, Sound and Performance Lab. He is also the founding Director of the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training, and Chief Investigator in the Centre for Cognition and its Disorders. He is a past President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (Jan 2007-Jan 2009), Associate Editor of the journal Empirical Musicology Review, and Associate Editor of the journal Music Perception. He is author of the book  "Music, Thought and Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music" (released October 2008, Oxford University Press).

Denise Grocke

Professor Denise Grocke PhD, RMT, MT-BC, FAMI established the music therapy course at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne in 1978, and currently convenes the International Consortium of Nine Music Therapy Research Universities. She is co-author of Receptive Methods in Music Therapy (2007), and co-editor of The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (2002), and Music Medicine 3 (1999).


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