How Music can Impact Health

  • September 12, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre

Dr. Lee Bartel

Lee Bartel, Phd, is Professor of Music Education, and Music and Health at the University of Toronto. He served as Associate Dean of Research,  and was the Founding Director of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) at University of Toronto from 2011 - 2015. A Member of the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, cross-appointed to Institute for Life Course and Aging, as well as the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, he teaches a graduate course on Music and Brain. 

With extensive early experience as a music teacher at all levels and as a performing choral conductor, singer, violinist, and guitarist, he has special interest in conditions of learning, pedagogic culture, social psychology, and music in human development aging. He has focused strongly on music for children developing 60 albums with Fisher Price. 

In Music and Health, Bartel has a broad interest ranging through music therapy, music medicine, music neuroscience, health in culture, musician’s health, music performance science, and music in human development. He has a special interest in applications of music in health conditions of aging and rehabilitation and is well known for his research and design of music for brain effects with 24 albums on Solitudes and SonicAid.  

How Music can Impact Health

Professor Bartel will provide an overview of various ways music interacts with the body, brain, and mind and describe research projects and potential applications in conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Fibromyalgia, Major Depression, Cochlear Implants, Cardio Rehab, Coronary Angiogenesis, Musculoskeletal disorders of musicians, etc.

This event is part of the Fall 2016 Speaker series. Register for the Fall 2016 Event Series.

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