Faculty of Music

Research News

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Recognizing Professor Jim Grier on his recent Research accomplishments! He has won the Insight Grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for period 2014-19 and has also been awarded the Margaret Wade Labarge Prize from the Canadian Society of Medievalists for best book published in 2012 (announced June 2014). Congratulations again to Professor Jim Grier on your recent success!!

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On May 23, 2014, Dr. Jonathan De Souza (Assistant Professor of Music Theory) will speak at Western’s Education-Neuroscience Symposium, Minds on Minds. His presentation, titled “Pianos, Hands, Ears, and Minds”, will look at how learning to play an instrument develops neural associations between auditory and motor systems—associations that affect players' perception and understanding of music.

The session will also feature a talk on music and the brain by Dr. Jessica Grahn of Western’s Brain and Mind Institute. It will be followed by a performance by Western Winds.

This day-long symposium will bring together researchers on education, neuroscience, and music. For more information and a schedule of events, please visit the symposium’s website. While registration is free, space is limited. To register, please send your first and last name to mindsonminds@gmail.com.



Check out our Monthly Research News page starting with February 2014!!


Visit to Western University
Luigi Scarpa de Masellis
Advisor – Economic and Commercial Affairs, European Union

Horizon 2020 is a European funding opportunity that is accessible to Canadians working in science, technology, and innovation. This session will explain the structure of research funding in Europe and provide information on upcoming funding opportunities and the mechanisms by which Canadians can participate.

We invite you to learn more about Horizon 2020. Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, Advisor, Economic and Commercial Affairs – European Delegation to Canada, will visit Western on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.  There will be a general presentation in the morning held at the Council Chambers, University Students Council, (315 University Community Centre) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Click here for an interactive campus map.

Separate individual meetings can be arranged in the afternoon.  If you would like to request an individual meeting in the afternoon please specify in your confirmation of attendance.

Please confirm your attendance to amartin3@uwo.ca


Exciting research happening in the Don Wright Faculty of Music:

jay hodgsonDon Wright Faculty of Music Professor Jay Hodgson has  proudly launched an online journal entitled Popular Music: in Practice www.popularmusicinpractice.com The journal “is devoted to considerations of songwriting, musical performance, and record production, as well as the products of those practices — More