WSCM2020, July 11-18 2020, Auckland New Zealand

Margarete Ertl

NEUROSCIENCE AND CHORAL MUSIC

Country: Germany

This presentation will provide valuable insight and opportunities for conductors, composers, teachers and singers by focussing on the scientific results of human brain activity during the making of music, particularly singing, and the neuroplasticity of learning and cognition.

The session will explore state-of-the-art diagnostic and research methods that show the human brain's activities during the complex processing while making and perceiving music, especially while singing. An overview of neuronal and interactional processes in various brain regions will be given according to the findings of renowned researchers in this special field of neurobiological studies.


Margarete Ertl has over 25 years of experience as a conductor and vocal coach with singers of all ages, from children to adults. She is founder of a non-corporate choir and singing school. Ertl is passionate about both arts and science and through her work she inspires people to be open-minded about new ways of making and perceiving music.

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