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UTSA Institute for Music Research launches Donald Hodges Lecture Series Feb. 24

Donald Hodges

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(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.



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