University of Edinburgh, Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD) – Scotland, UK

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Dr. Katie OveryDr. Katie Overy

 

EMP Steering Group, Scotland

Senior Lecturer in Music Psychology and Co-Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD), Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Programme Director: MSc in Music in the Community, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Katie has a long-standing interest in the role of music in human learning, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research and the integration of research and practice. Her qualifications include a BMus in Music, an MA in the Psychology of Music, a PG Diploma in Music Pedagogy and a PhD in Psychology. Her postdoctoral research included fMRI studies of musical processing in young children and in aphasic stroke patients, conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and Harvard Medical School.

Karen M. LudkeKaren M. Ludke

EMP Board of Experts, Scotland

PhD student in the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Karen received a BA in English Language and Literature and French and Francophone Studies from the University of Michigan, USA in 2002. She then volunteered as a literacy and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) teacher in Harlem, New York before moving to Scotland to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh. Karen’s MSc by Research dissertation was titled Using Music in Foreign Language Education: An Exploratory Study and she is now completing her doctoral studies investigating this topic at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Prof. Nigel OsborneProfessor Nigel Osborne

EMP National Workgroup Member, Scotland

Reid Professor of Music and Co-Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD), Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Nigel studied composition with Kenneth Leighton, Egon Wellesz, Arnold Schoenberg, and Witold Rudzinski. He also studied at the Polish Radio Experimental Studio, Warsaw. His works have been featured in most major international festivals and performed by many leading orchestras and ensembles, from the Moscow to the Berlin Symphony Orchestras, and from the Philharmonia of London to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has had close relationships with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, Hebrides Ensemble and Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, and has composed extensively for the theatre. He is winner of the Opera Prize of Radio Suisse Romande and Ville de Geneve, the Netherlands Gaudeamus Prize, the Radcliffe Award and the Koussevitzky Award of the Library of Congress, Washington.