(Feb. 17, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Music Research in the Department of Music will launch the Donald Hodges Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24 in the Arts Building Recital Hall (2.03.02) on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Hodges, who was the founding director of the UTSA Institute for Music Research, will present the inaugural lecture, "Peering into the Musical Brain," for the series named in his honor. His current research efforts have included a series of brain imaging studies of pianists, conductors and singers.
The Donald Hodges Lecture Series will feature distinguished research presentations in music psychology, music learning and music technology. Students will have the opportunity to meet the presenters and other faculty and community members, and engage in discourse with individuals doing impactful research in those areas.
Hodges currently serves as the Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a professor of music education and is director of the university's Music Research Institute. Previously, Hodges was a musical instructor in the Philadelphia public school system, at the University of South Carolina and at Southern Methodist University.
He received his bachelor's degree in music education at the University of Kansas and his master's and doctoral degrees in music from the University of Texas at Austin.
A prolific writer, Hodges has authored more than 140 book chapters, papers and multimedia programs in music education and music psychology. He co-authored "Music in the Human Experience: An Introduction to Music Psychology" and serves as a contributing editor of the "Handbook of Music Psychology" and "The Multimedia Companion."
Additionally, Hodges has served on the editorial committees of the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. He also has presented at international conferences and speaking engagements across the country.
For more information, contact Cindy Solis at 210-458-5685 or visit the UTSA Department of Music website.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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