Music, Mind and Medicine: Creativity and Consciousness in Clinical Care

Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Light breakfast provided for conference attendees — Radisson Hotel

7:30–8:50 a.m.
Registration and packet pick-up

9–9:30
Ed Roth: Welcoming remarks, conference overview and introductions

9:30–10:30
Ed Sarath and Roberta Justice: Music and Heightened Awareness: An Experiential  

10:30–10:45 
Short break  

10:45–12 p.m.
Ed Sarath: Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness

12–1:30
Lunch: provided for conference attendees — Radisson Hotel

1:30–3
Short performance: Western Jazz Quartet: Charles Limb, Regina Carter and Ed Sarath
Charles Limb: The Neuroscience of Improvisation

3–3:15
Break

3:15–4:30
Roberta Justice: Music, Imagery, Consciousness, and Therapy

4:30–5
Ed Roth: Interactive Panel and Audience Participation

5:30
Dinner (on your own)
Transportation will be provided between the hotel and campus of Western Michigan University

7–7:30
WMU School of Music: pre-concert talk with Dr. Daniel Jacobson

7:30–9
In concert: Regina Carter Quartet (Regina Carter, violin, Xavier Davis, piano, Jesse Murphy, bass and Alvester Garnett, drums)
Reception to follow

Thursday, Oct. 10

Light breakfast provided for conference attendees — Radisson Hotel

9–10:20 a.m.
John Iversen: Music, rhythm, and brain development: The SIMPHONY Project

10:20–10:40
Short break

10:40–12 p.m.
Petr Janata: Strong musical experiences and the brain

12–1:30
Lunch: provided for conference attendees — Radisson Hotel
Research 'Rushes': 5 to 10 minute student presentations of research

1:30–1:45
Music: WMU Faculty/Student Improvisation Ensemble

1:45–3
Kamal Chemali: Music, the Aesthetic Experience, and Medicine

3–3:15
Break

3:15–4:30
BRAIN Team: Music, Creativity, Alexithymia, and Neurotraumatology

4:30–5
Ed Roth: Interactive Panel, Audience Participation, and Session Wrap-up

5
Post-conference reception

7:30–8:30
Japanese Taiko Drumming Concert: Michigan Hiryu Daiko with Sensei Esther Vandecar and guest artist John Iversen of San Diego Taiko