The [programme] is available for download as a PDF.

The Workshop began on Monday evening with a wine reception and an opening lecture from Prof. Nigel Osborne. From Tuesday to Thursday, talks were held in the mornings and workshops in the afternoons. Posters were on display throughout the week, with a dedicated poster session held on Wednesday afternoon. There was a musical performance and ceilidh on Thursday evening and a final discussion on Friday morning, followed by lunch and departures.

Confirmed Speakers and Workshop Leaders

  • Joyce Chen (Cognitive Neuroscience of Music and Movement)
    Department of Neuropsychology, McGill University, Canada
  • Dr. Ian Cross (Music and Evolution)
    Department of Music, University of Cambridge, England
  • Diana Gilchrist-Katz (Vocal Performance)
    ISC at Herstmonceux Castle, England
  • Birgitta Findeisen (Music Therapy)
    Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Herdecke, Germany
  • Dr. Alfred Fisher (Music Theory and Composition)
    School of Music, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
  • Dr. John Halle (Composition and Music Theory)
    Bard Conservatory of Music, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
  • Dr. Shelley Katz (Piano Performance)
    ISC at Herstmonceux Castle, England
  • Dr. Stefan Koelsch (Cognitive Neuroscience of Music)
    Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig, Germany
  • Dr. Istvan Molnar-Szakacs (Cognitive Neuroscience)
    University of Califoria, Los Angeles, USA
  • Prof. Nigel Osborne (Music in the Community)
    Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dr. Laurel Parsons (Music Theory)
    School of Music, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
  • Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez (Linguistics)
    Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dr. Gottfried Schlaug (Cognitive Neuroscience)
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Lucinda Smallman (Music Education)
    St. Leonard's-on-Sea, England
  • Prof. Colwyn Trevarthen (Developmental Psychology)
    Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dr. Leigh VanHandel (Music Theory)
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA



Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Katie Overy []
or Dr. Laurel Parsons [] for programme enquiries.

Please contact Karen Ludke [] for administrative and registration enquiries.


We would like to thank Drs Alfred and Isabel Bader and the School of Arts, Culture and Environment at the University of Edinburgh, for their generous sponsorship of this event.