Upcoming Conferences and Symposiums



Conference: The Musical Brain

Title: The Evolution of Singing

Date/Time: Friday 28th April 2017, 10.30-19.30

Location: Church of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell, London

The one-day Evolution of Singing conference will explore the evolution and the physical, psychological and social benefits of singing from the Stone Age to the present day.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Evangelos Himonides, Reader in Technology, Education, and Music at UCL Institute of Education, on the vocal instrument, its function, properties, needs and uniqueness as we understand it today.
  • Prof Steven Mithen, author of The Singing Neanderthals, on how modern humans benefit from their musical Stone Age past.
  • Dr Katie Overy, Music Psychologist, Cognitive Neuroscientist and Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development.
  • Prof Michael Trimble, Behavioural Neurologist at UCL Institute of Neurology, on the differences between the human brain and the brains of our nearest living ancestors to try to understand the changes which may have been important for the development of singing.

For more information or to register for the conference please visit The Musical Brain website.