Meet ICDS6 Keynote: Beatriz Ilari

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Beatriz Ilari, PhD, is Associate Professor of Music Teaching and Learning

at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, she has conducted extensive research with infants, children and more recently with adolescents, to examine the intersections between music, human development, cognition, and culture. Ilari is a research fellow at USC’s Brain & Creativity Institute and collaborates regularly with colleagues from the Bionic Ear Lab, and scholars from various fields in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, UK, USA, and Hong Kong. Her research has appeared in venues such as the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Research in Music Education, Music & Science, PNAS, and Psychology of Music. 

 

Born and raised in Brazil, Beatriz's earlier musical memories are related to movement and dance in response to Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), French and Japanese children's songs and Italian operas. In the summer of 1997, when she was participating in the Dalcroze Program at Carnegie Mellon University, she realised that her childhood and teaching experiences came together in an organic way.  Dalcroze's approach with its emphasis on musical embodiment has been a source of inspiration in her future teaching and research.

 

Beatriz is currently an Associate Professor of Music Teaching and Learning at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on the intersections between music, human development, cognition and culture. She is a research fellow at USC’s Brain & Creativity Institute and collaborates regularly with colleagues from the Bionic Ear Lab and scholars from various fields in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, UK, USA, and Hong Kong. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Research in Music Education, Music & Science, PNAS, and Psychology of Music.