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Making Sense of Music and the Brain
August 8, 10:05-10:45am
Dr. Audrey Cardany, Associate Professor of Music, University of Rhode Island
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  • Music, K-12, Teachers, Administrators
  • Audience cap: 42
This session is designed for educators and administrators who are curious about the talk of “music making us smarter.” This interactive presentation will highlight some of the research connecting music making and listening to brain development, brain plasticity, social and emotional development, and learning. Suggestions for how to make music a part of life to reap brain benefits will be included.

Audrey Cardany is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Rhode Island where she teaches courses in music education. Dr. Cardany began her teaching career in the public schools of Montana and Nevada teaching vocal/general music. She also serves as Education Director for Rhode Island’s Chorus of Westerly where she teaches musicianship to choral singers of all ages. She holds certifications for Kodály and Orff-Schulwerk pedagogies, writes a column for General Music Today, connecting music and language, and is a contributing author for Silver Burdett’s textbook series, Interactive Music.

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