Arizona State Band Director to give lecture on "Music and the Brain"

“DOPE AND MIRRORS: Music, Conducting Gestures, and the Brain”
 Nov. 5, 2016, 1:15 p.m. at Ludwig Recital Hall

Gary Hill, Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Arizona State University, will present a lecture entitled “Dope and Mirrors: Music, Conducting Gestures, and the Brain” on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1:15 p.m.. The hour-long presentation will be held in Ludwig Recital Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts at Kent State University. An internationally recognized conductor and pedagogue, Hill’s research interests on music, body movement, and neurology have led to engaging presentations at conducting symposia, music education conferences, and many cross-curricular workshops across the country. Learn how conductors communicate motion and transfer musical expression through mirror neurons, as well as how they tap into music’s ability to elicit chemical reactions in the brain during performance. Hill’s presentation is open to the public, and is part of the Kent Wind Band Conductor’s Symposium, a professional development opportunity for public music educators. To register (free), visit the following link and select “auditor”:

For questions, contact Dr. Jesse Leyva, Director of Bands, at JLEYVA@KENT.EDU