Music education professor to give series of lectures

February 23, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Donald Hodges, Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education and director of the Music Research Institute at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, will give a series of free public lectures on Tuesday, March 3, in Music Building I on the Penn State University Park campus. "BioMusic: An evolutionary basis for musicality" is at 9:45 a.m. in Room 110; "Neurosciences and Music: Music and the Brain" at 1 p.m. in Room 102; and "Emotional Responses to Music" at 2:30 p.m. in Room 100. The School of Music Center for the Study of Music Learning and Teaching is sponsoring Hodges' lectures.
Hodges received his B.M.E. from the University of Kansas and his M.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas. His previous appointments include the Philadelphia public schools, University of South Carolina, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a contributing editor of the Handbook of Music Psychology, and has published numerous book chapters, articles and research papers on music education and music psychology. Hodges' recent research has focused on a series of brain imaging studies of musicians.

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