Outreach

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Kraus N. Director, Underrepresented Minority Recruiting (SOC)
Kraus N. Board of Trustees, Music Institute of Chicago
Kraus N. Scientific Advisory Board Member, National Public Radio (WBEZ)
Kraus N. Board of Directors, The Musical Offering
Kraus N. Immersive Music Challenge Board, D’Addario Foundation
Kraus N. Harmony Project Expansion Task Force, a national expansion plan to replicate Harmony Project’s model in (at least) 20 communities outside Los Angeles over ten years
Kraus N. NeuroArts Blueprint Scientific Advisory Board
Young Scientist Mentorship Program (see below)

To facilitate the dissemination of our biological approach, we provide ongoing technical support to laboratories by:

  • distributing the Brainstem toolbox, a freeware suite of stimuli and analysis routines
  • providing tutorials and guidance (via email and site visits)
  • quarterly publications and annual editorials for Hearing Matters in Hearing Journal
  • community newsletters for the BIOtots project.

FEDERAL AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

2024

Kraus N. Harold Washington Library Center. Of Sound Mind. Chicago Public Library.

Kraus, N. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2024 Honoring Guggenheim Fellows Event. New York, NY.

Kraus N. 2024 BrainMind + Your Brain on Art Summit. Your Brain on Art. New York City, NY.

Kraus N. Vareille Foundation & College of France - Agir Pour l’Education Program. The Argument for Music Education. Paris, France.

Kraus N. American Neurotology Society 59th Annual Spring Meeting-William F. House Memorial Lecture. Concussion: Little-known Biological Consequences for the Hearing Brain. Chicago, IL.

Kraus N. Northwestern University- School of Education and Social Policy. Of Sound Mind. Evanston, IL.

Kraus N. St. Luke's Church. Health & Hearing. Evanston, IL.

Kraus N. University of Kentucky Dept. of Otolaryngology- Pathways: Quest for the Best in CAPD/Neuroaudiology. Concussion: Under-recognized biological consequences for the hearing brain. Virtual.

Kraus N. USC Keck Center- Cochlear Implant Music Hour. Of Sound Mind. Los Angeles, CA, Virtual.

Kraus N. National Woman's League Health Hearing Foundation. Of Sound Mind. Taiwan, Virtual.

Kraus N. Hopkins at Home- Alumni Webinar. Of Sound Mind. Baltimore, Maryland, Virtual.

Kraus N. Voice Study Centre. Music and the Sound Mind with Dr. Nina Kraus. London, England, virtual.

Kraus N. Herdera Biomedics. Clinical importance of FFR for auditory processing disorders in children. Italy, Virtual.

Neural Magazine, April 26, 2024. Book review: Nina Kraus-Of Sound Mind.

32 Peces Podcast, May 2, 2024. Meet neuroscientist Nina Kraus on how our brain constructs a meaningful sonic world.

Aeternum, May 11, 2024. de sono mente (prima pars).

Treble Health Podcast, April 20, 2024. A Neuroscientist taught me how to heal tinnitus.

Science News Explores, April 25, 2024. Too much noise can harm far more than our ears.

Longitude.Site Sound Bytes Podcast, February, 2024. Understanding effects of noise.

2023

Kraus N. Hong Kong Hospital Authority Central Commissioned Training Programme 2023. New Advances in Electrophysiological Assessment of Auditory Function, Hong Kong, Virtual.
Kraus, N. University of Chicago, Section for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. Sound for Developmental Health, Chicago, IL, Virtual.
Kraus, N. Harmony Project 15th Anniversary Event, Hard Rock Hotel. Music and the Sound Mind, New York City, NY, In-Person.
Kraus, N. Texas Philosophical Society Conference 2023-Humanities and Healing- The Art and the Science Sound. Music and the Brain, Houston, TX, In-Person.
Kraus, N. Wichita State University Regional Institute on Aging Seminar Series-Music, Health & Aging Series. Music, Aging, and the Sound Mind, Wichita, KS, Virtual.
Kraus, N. Tufts University, The Psychology of Music with Ani Patel, Medford, MA, Virtual.
Kraus, N. Northwestern University Athletics & Sports Medicine. The Hearing Brain in Healthy and Concussed Athletes, Evanston, IL, Virtual.
Kraus, N. Institute for Therapy through Arts (ITA). Music and the Sound Mind, Evanston, IL, Virtual.
Kraus, N. Instituto Criap. Sound Impacts Physical and Mental Health, Lisbon, Portugal, Virtual.
Kraus, N. OLLI Northwestern University-Music and the Mind. Of Sound Mind, Evanston, IL, Virtual.
Kraus, N. Dolby Presentation. Of Sound Mind, Evanston, IL, In-Person.
Kraus, N. Roma Tre University, Department of Education Conference- Music for Inclusive Teaching to learners with DSA: let’s get into the matter. La musica e il nostro cervello: i fondamenti neurobiologici del processamento del suono, Rome, Italy, Virtual.
Kraus, N. 20th Anniversary of International Meeting of Hearing Aids. The Sound Mind in Healthy and Impaired Ears, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Virtual.
Kraus, N. Roma Tre University, Department of Education, PhD course lecture. Communicating Science, Rome Italy, Virtual.
Kraus, N. NOCSAE Summer Board Meeting. Of Sound Mind, Chicago, IL, In-Person.
Kraus, N. Columbia University, Graduate Student Seminar-Neuroscience Applications in Education. Music and the Brain, New York City, NY, Virtual.
Kraus N. Frisbie Senior Center: Lunch and Learn Series. The Sound Mind: Older and Wiser. Des Plaines, IL, Virtual.
Kraus N. Education Writer’s Association. Of Sound Mind. Virtual.
Kraus N. Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention. Music for Strength and Healing. Studebaker Garage, 904 S. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida.
Kraus N. Tom Petty: Among the Wildflowers VIP event. Music for Strength and Healing. Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, 811 Main Street, Gainesville, Florida.
Nina Kraus. Uniting Voices Chicago and Jerusalem Youth Chorus. Music Connects Us. Mary Galvin Hall, Evanston, IL-Postponed.
Kraus N. University of Florida, Sports, Health and Performance Department. Of Sound Mind. Gainesville, FL, Virtual.
Kraus N. Music Institute of Chicago. Music and the sound mind. Lake Forest College, IL In-Person.
Kraus N. Circumnavigators Club. Sounds of the language we hear and speak. Chicago, IL In-Person.
Kraus N. Greener Glenview. Noise and Brain Health. Glenview Public Library, In Person.
Kraus N. Rotary International. Noise and Brain Health. Evanston, IL, Virtual.
Kraus N. Washington Metro Oasis. How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World Over a Lifetime. Bethesda, Maryland, Virtual.
Kraus N. NU Alumni Bookshelf. Of Sound Mind. Northwestern University, Virtual.
Kraus N. ENCORE Chamber Music Institute. Music and the Sound Mind. Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, Virtual.
Kraus N. Institute for Vocal Advancement, IVACON 2023. Singing and the Sound Mind. Live Streaming, Virtual.
Kraus N. Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation. 12th Adult Auditory Rehabilitation Conference. Boston, MA, Virtual.
AMSE Podcast, September, 2023. AMSEcast with guest Nina Kraus.
This Week in Hearing Podcast, April, 2023. Episode 130 – Better Hearing for Better Learning. Roundtable Discussion: Improving Auditory Assessment in Schools.
Audio Content Lab, Sounds like Marketing Podcast, April, 2023. Exploring the sound mind and marketing.
Music & Peacebuilding Podcast, November, 2023. Sound connects us: the betweenness of sonic experience.
The Voice of the Good Athlete, The Good Athlete Podcast, September 17, 2023. Nina Kraus: Of Sound Mind.
Scientific American, Science Quickly Podcast, July 14, 2023. What that jazz beat tells us about hearing and the brain.

2022

Kraus N. "Music and Sound in Narratives of Healing." Inaugural Conference of Music, Arts, Health, and Environment Research Network and Platform. Of Sound Mind. Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account at Queen’s University Belfast, Virtual.

Kraus N. Profty-The Singing Mind International Conference for Singing and Voice Teachers 2022. Singing and the Sound Mind. Virtual.

Kraus N. Chicago Symphony (CSOA) League Seminar Series. Music and the Sound Mind. Chicago, IL, Symphony Center-Richard and Helen Thomas Center.

Kraus N. Health Riders- New York University Chapter. Of Sound Mind: Reading and Music. New York City, New York, Virtual.

Kraus N. Mesulam Center Roundtable Seminar Series. The Sound Mind. Chicago, IL, Virtual.

Kraus N. National Meeting of the Portuguese Assoc of Music (APEU)- 50th year Celebration. Music and the Sound Mind. Lisbon, Portugal, Virtual.

Kraus N. Hearing Loss Association of America-NYC Chapter. The Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World with Healthy and Impaired ears. New York City, Virtual.

Kraus N. Common Education Board of Oklahoma- House of Representatives. Healthy Hearing for Student Success. Oklahoma, Virtual.

Kraus N. Duke CCN Colloquium-Institute for Brain Science. Of Sound Mind. Durham, North Carolina, Virtual.

Kraus N. Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA). Of Sound Mind. Evanston, IL.

Kraus N. Foundation for Hearing and Speech Resources. Of Sound Mind. Chicago, IL, Pre-Recorded.

Kraus N. National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Music-Based Mentoring & Academic Improvement Study Panel. Anaheim, CA, Virtual.

Kraus N. National Association of Medical Orchestras, Summer Webinar Series. Of Sound Mind. Columbus, Ohio, Virtual.

Kraus N. Soundcheck Audiology. Of Sound Mind. Virtual.

Kraus N. Florida Academy of Audiology Conference. Audiologists are Ambassadors of the Sound Mind. Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort at Bonnet Creek, Florida, Virtual.

Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Podcast, December 13, 2022. The Power of Sound.

American Psychological Association Podcast, December 7, 2022. Speaking of Psychology-Of Sound Mind.

McGilchrist Channel, November 7, 2022. Of Sound Mind: Sound and Betweenness.

Hearing Loss Association of America- NYC Chapter, October 18, 2022. How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World.

Las Cruces Community Radio KTAL 101.5 FM, October 23, 2022. DELVING IN: Nina Kraus on the Neuroscience of Auditory Learning.

ASHA Voices, August 18, 2022. When Brain Injuries Lead Patients to the Audiologist.

Treble Health, August 8, 2022. The Neuroscientist with a Roadmap for Tinnitus-Podcast 74.

KQED Mindshift, August 2, 2022. School bells or nah?.

Music is Medicine-Ask the Expert, July 21, 2022. Episode 5- Dr. Nina Kraus.

Aiming for the Moon with Taylor Bledsoe, May 25, 2022. The Sound Mind: Dr. Nina Kraus.

Listening on Purpose with Timothy Myers, May 3, 2022. Sound Connects Us.

Mindy Peterson, NCTM, May 3 2022. Are musicians better able to learn an additional language.

Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) Podcast, April 9, 2022. A Polyvagal Theory Informed Therapy.

HER podcast with Dr. Pamela Peeke – RadioMD, April 6, 2022. Hit Pause and Listen: The Powerful Science of Sound.

NEI Podcast, April 6, 2022. Sounds of Science: The Clinical Application of Auditory Neuroscience.

2021

Kraus N. Spirit of the Senses Salon. Live talk with Nina Kraus about Of Sound Mind. Virtual.
Kraus N. Bookends & Beginnings – Small Business Saturday. Of Sound Mind Book Signing. Evanston, IL.
Kraus N. Profty Conference. Voice Teacher Conference. Virtual.
Kraus N. Matea Valley High School. Community Presentation-High School. Aurora, IL.
Kraus N. Nequa Valley High School. Community Presentation-High School. Naperville, IL.
Kraus N. ART Speaks. How the ARTS Inform the Sciences. Naperville, IL.
Kraus N. University of Vermont. Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies. Virtual.
Kraus N. Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago (EHS). Speaking on Of Sound Mind. Virtual.
Kraus N. Summit on Music Intelligence(SOMI), Central Conservatory of Music (CCoM). Music and the Sound Mind. Virtual.
Kraus N. Norwegian Audiopedagogic Association (NAF) and Norwegian Technical-Audiological Association (NTAF). Continuing Education Course for Audiological Staff, Norway, Virtual.
Kraus N. Grand Rally for Music Education. The Vital Role of Music in Learning, Virtual.
Kraus N., Krizman, J. University of Connecticut Developmental Psychology Brown Bag. Listening to the listening brain: neurobiology of development and injury in males and females, Mansfield, CT, Virtual.
Kraus N. American Auditory Society. Music Perception and Cognition Special Session with Charles Limb, Ani Patel and Laurel Trainor, Scottsdale, AZ, Virtual.
Kraus N. Neuroscape, hosted by Theodore Zanto. How our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World – Spotlight on Music. University of California, San Francisco.
Kraus N. Audiology Online. Hearing, Concussion and Sound Processing in the Brain. Virtual.
Kraus N. 2nd Encontro Internacional Sobre Próteses Auditivas ONLINE. Hearing in noise in the elderly. Virtual.
Kraus N. The Sound Healing Research Foundation. Sound, Music and Vibration for the Brain. Virtual.
Kraus N. The Expert’s Forum, hosted by Doug Beck. Music, Hearing and the Human Brain. Virtual.
Kraus N. University of Chicago Synapse Club – in partnership with University of Chicago Neuro Club. Audition in the Brain. Virtual.
EndoGenius, December 1, 2021. Auditory Learning.
NPR ShortWave, December 13, 2021. Concussions: How A Mild Brain Injury Can Alter Our Perception Of Sound.
ListenUp! Podcast, December 9, 2021. The Biology Behind Hearing.
EndoGenius, December 1, 2021. Your Brain on Sound.
Futureproof, November 30, 2021. The Science of Sound.
EconTalk, November 29, 2021. Nina Kraus on Hearing, Noise, and Of Sound Mind.
New Books Network, November 26, 2021. How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World.
The Economist, November 16, 2021. Babbage: Mind Matters.
KCBS Radio, November 7, 2021. Concussions and the inability to understand speech and other sounds.
All Things Considered NPR, November 3, 2021. Concussions don’t necessarily affect ears — but they can affect the ability to hear.
Behind the Bits Podcast, Oct 26, 2021. Episode 86: Nina Kraus.
Blue Dot, October 22, 2021. The Sonic Mind: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Nina Kraus.
CBC Radio, October 22, 2021. What noise is doing to our brains.
YOU podcast, October 19, 2021. Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World.
NPR Short Wave, October 18, 2021. How do we make sense of the sounds around us?.

2020

Kraus N. Hideout, Field Museum. A Scientist Walks into a Bar. Virtual.
Kraus N. American Music Therapy Association. American Music Therapy Association Conference. Virtual.
Kraus N. University of Vermont. Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies. Virtual.
Kraus N. Dept of Education – National Conference: State Education Agency Directors in Arts and Education. The Arts and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): A Synergistic Pairing. Newark, DE.
Kraus N. A workshop at Centre L’Oubradou. Learning the language of music. France.
Kraus N. Tehran University. Frequency Following Response: FFR. Virtual.
Kraus N. The Kennedy Center. Renee Fleming’s Music and Mind LIVE!. Virtual.

2019
Kraus N. Richards Institute of Education and Research, Education Through Music (ETM), Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Kraus N. Modulating from Arts Research to R&D: Toward Scalability. National Endowment for the Arts -NEA- Washington D.C.
Kraus N. Guest Lecture. 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Lane Tech. College Prep High School. Chicago, IL.
Kraus N. Teaching music for brain health. Faculty Development Seminar, Music Institute of Chicago.
Kraus N. ARCS Illinois Spring Fundraiser. Sheely Center for the Performing Arts.
Kraus N. Music and the Mind. Cindy Pritzker Lecture on Urban Life and Issues with Renee Fleming, Harold Washington Library Center.
Kraus N. Guest Lecture. Lane Tech. College Prep High School.
Kraus N. Teachers and Educators. University of California, Riverside.
Kraus N. Public Lecture. University of California, Riverside.
Kraus N. Teaching music for brain health, Faculty Development Seminar, Music Institute of Chicago, Winnetka, IL 60093.
Kraus N. Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach (NUBAO), Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Wieboldt Hall, Chicago, IL.

2018
Kraus, N. Brain, Mind and Society, Learning for Life series Brain, Neuroscience, and Technology: The World Ahead, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Chicago IL.
Kraus N. Keynote – The Holtschneider Performance Center Grand Opening, DePaul University School of Music, Allen Recital Hall, Chicago, IL 60614.
Kraus N. Keynote – Voices of Medicine and Society November 5, Association of American Medical Colleges(AAMC), Learn Serve Lead 2018, Austin Convention Center.
Kraus N. Keynote – Music for Brain Health, Audio Engineering Society International Conference on Music-Induced Hearing Disorders, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
Kraus N. Keynote – This Is Your Brain on Music: Neurobiology and the Power of Music, Chorus America Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL.
Kraus N. Host and Organizer – Music and Brain Health. Music Therapy Conference. McCormick Auditorium, Allen Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. — Watch the full conference here
Kraus N, Lindley T, LaBella C. Sports Concussion and Sound Processing in the Brain. CommFest, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Wallace, R, Kraus, N. Robin Wallace discusses Hearing Beethoven: A Story of Musical Loss and Discovery, The Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Chicago, IL.
Kraus N. Head Banging: How music and concussions impact brain health, Chicago Council on Science and Technology, South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.
Say It With Rhythm – A Performance Demo with Dr. Nina Kraus featuring Mickey Hart (part of SoundHealth: Music and the Mind ), The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
Music and the Mind: The Concert – featuring Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Jason Moran, Renée Fleming, Drs. Sanjay Gupta, John Iversen, Nina Kraus, Charles Limb, Laura Trainor, and others (part of SoundHealth), The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
Kraus N. Sounds of Music: From Symphony to Science, Balboa Theater, MidWinter Meeting of the Associate for Research in Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA.
Kraus N. Music and the Brain. Contemporary Club of Chicago. The Casino Club, 185 E Delaware Place, Chicago

2017
Kraus N. Music and childhood development. Sound Health: Music and the Mind, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
Kraus N. Sound Health in Concert: Music and the Mind with the National Symphony Orchestra, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, Washington, D.C.
Kraus N. ARTSpeaks, Crouse Education Center, Aurora, IL.
Kraus N. Music and the brain. Community Music Division, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
Kraus N, Music for brain health. Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, Ravinia, IL
Kraus N, Lab tour for members of Music Institute of Chicago. Evanston, IL
Thompson E, Lab tour for members of Lurie Children’s Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Research Group. Evanston, IL

2016
Kraus N. Music and language – a brain partnership. The Virtual Music Education Conference.
Kraus N. ARO at the San Diego Symphony. Annual MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. San Diego, CA.
Kraus N. Music and the brain: Lifelong impact on communication. Grainger Ballroom at Symphony Center, Chicago, IL.
Kraus N. Music and language: a brain partnership. Bravo Waukegan, John and Nancy Hughes Theater, Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest, IL.
Kraus N. A well-rounded education: biological benefits of music education. Briefing to the United States Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

2015
Kraus N. Science and Symphony Concert. A concert featuring The People’s Music School’s Youth Orchestra and films designed for the music by astronomer Jose Francisco Salgado. Dr. Nina Kraus will discuss music’s transformational positive effects on the brain. Chicago, IL.
Strait D, Kraus N. Biological benefits of music training for the developing brain. The 1st International Symposium on Science for Education was an initiative of the Brazilian Network of Science for Education — View the talk.
Kraus N. Music Education and Student Learning. NPR/KPCC/Southern California Public Radio, 89.3 FM Los Angeles. — Listen to the NPR radio interview.
Slater J, Kraus N. Music as a Universal Language for Understanding, with Adrian Anantawan and Josue Gonzalez. The Foundation for Human Potential 10th Symposium. Whitney Young Magnet High School, Chicago, IL.

2014
Kraus N. Music and the Brain. League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. 220 S. Michigan Ave., The Thomas Club at Symphony Center.
Kraus N. White House Delegate, BRAIN Initiative
Kraus N. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Advisory Committee Fall 2014 Meeting, Arlington, VA.
Kraus N. The biological benefits of music education. Briefing for House Education Staff, U.S. Department of Education, Senate Education Staff. HC-8 U.S. Capitol, 10:00am – 3:00pm — conference brochure.

2013
Kraus N. Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts & Human Development: Public webinar on music education and neuroscience.
Kraus N. The Arts and the Brain: What Does Your Brain See? What Does Your Brain Hear? AAAS: The Neuroscience and Society Series, Panel Discussion. Washington, DC.
Kraus N. Historic Train Depot, Cade Museum, Gainesville, FLA, Music and its effects on the developing brain.
Kraus N. Arts and the Brain: Step in Time: The Effects of Music Experience on the Adult Brain. Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD.
Kraus N. Arts and the Brain: Step in Time: The Effects of Music Experience on the Adult Brain. Strathmore Performing Arts Center, North Bethesda, MD.
Biological Benefits of Musical Training in At-risk Children. Grammy Foundation.
Listening, learning and the brain: identifying early biomarkers of reading ability in preschoolers. Hyde Park Day School, Chicago, IL and Deerfield, IL.
How music-making shapes neurodevelopment during childhood. Oakton Elementary School PTA.

2012
Tuning up the Brain, Biological Benefits of Music Education. The Musical Offering, Faculty and parent orientation for fall events, Evanston, IL.
How to make a better learner: Does music education help? Evanston Township School Board and PTA, hosted by The Musical Offering, Evanston, IL.
Biological Benefits of Music-Making for Developing Brains. Presentation to the staff, board, students & supporters of the Harmony Project (www.harmony-project.org), a not-for-profit music mentoring organization working in LA’s gang-reduction zones.
How to make a better learner: Does music education help? Evanston Township School Board and PTA, hosted by The Musical Offering, Evanston, IL.
Hearing and the Brain: Talk given to 1st through 5th grades. North Shore Country Day. Winnetka, IL.

2011
Chan K, Krizman J, Slater J, Kraus N. Guest editors for Music Cogntion U, a website that makes the latest findings from music research accessible to the public
How making music shapes developing brains: Implications for language, learning, and literacy. Learning and the Brain: The Science of Success. Chicago, IL.
The Auditory Neuroscience Lab and our Students: a Research Update. In-service training for educators and administrators of UIC College Preparatory School and Senn High School.
Musical training, language and the brain. St. Mary’s Diocesan School, Pretoria, South Africa.
The Auditory Neuroscience Lab and our Students: a Research Update. In-service training for educators and administrators of Pritzker College Preparatory School.
The Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory. Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
Practice Makes Perfect: the Effect of Musical Training on Music Perception and Neural Encoding of Sound. Presentation for Illinois State Day, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.
How making music shapes brain development. University of Chicago Lab High School, Chicago, IL.

2010
Infant hearing and neural development. Seminar given to the engineering class at the Institute of Design. Chicago, IL.
Training your brain to hear better. Seminar series presented to Chicago-area community hosted by the Audiology Clinic, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.
Effects of musical experience on the nervous system. Audio Engineering Society, Chicago Chapter. Niles, IL.
Practice Makes Perfect: the Effect of Musical Training on Music Perception. Presentation to the Northwestern University Cognitive Science Society. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

2009 and earlier
Neurobiology of speech and music and effects of training. Xeta Phi Eta Meeting (a Communication Arts and Sciences professional society). Evanston, IL.
Hearing with you brain…not just your ears. Northshore Senior Center. Evanston, IL.

LAB TOURS

2016
Dr. Anita Collins, Churchill Memorial Fellowship visiting music educator and scientist
Marcia Lewis, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) League member and Northwestern University alumna; Linda Eisenhauer, CSO League member and Northwestern University Alumnae VP
Dr. Laura Polich, audiologist, Portland APD, a practice devoted to diagnosis of auditory processing disorders
Brenda Nguyen, Wellesley College neuroscience major, Evanston Township High School alumna
Dr. David Meyerson, developmental neuropsychologist, clinical psychologist
Eva Dittinger, doctoral candidate, Mirielle Besson’s Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, Aix-Marseille Université
Karen Tzanetopoulos, speech-language pathologist, NSF-funded clinician researching auditory processing’s links to math instruction and learning
Mark George, CEO, Music Institute of Chicago
Tory Lindley, MA ATC, Associate Athletic Director, Director of Training Services, Northwestern University

2015
James Day, Vista Consulting Group, Vista Equity Partners
Dr. Barbara Canlon, Karolinski Institute and Hearing Research editor
Cara Ball, Austin Talks community reporter
Dana Mackenzie, New Scientist journalist — Read his article.
Jennifer Matsuzawa, The People’s Music School director
Dr. Angela Anthony, Eastern Illinois University CSD chair; Jennifer Preschern, private practice CCC SLP; Michael Gladstein, private practice psychologist
Dr. Karen Gordon, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Dr. Nicole Russo-Ponsaran, Neurobehavioral Center, Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Laura Polich, audiologist, Portland APD, a practice devoted to diagnosis of auditory processing disorders
Dr. Sven Mattys, Psychology Department, University of York
Dr. Tracy Centanni, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McGovern Institute of Brain Research
Myka Miller, Executive Director, Harmony Project, Los Angeles’ largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to music education for low-income youth

2014
Founders of the Rock ‘n’ Read Project, a Minnesota singing and reading intervention program, and the developer of TUNEin To Reading, software integral to the program
Judy Simpson, Director, Government Relations, American Music Therapy Association and colleagues
Dr. Joel Snyder, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Dr. Robin Wallace, Professor of Musicology, Baylor University and Beethoven scholar
Gwanghui Ryu, M.D. and Jinyoung Min, M.D., Northwestern otolaryngology residents
Executive board of Bravo Waukegan, a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on bringing music training to under-served suburban Chicago communities
Northwestern’s Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education/ETHS partnership coordinator, a program designed to provide high school students with cutting-edge learning experiences in academics, research and career exploration through collaboration with Northwestern
Todd Rundgren and directors of his foundation The Spirit of Harmony

2013
Ounce of Prevention Fund, Chicago, IL
Evanston-based youth program Y.O.U.

2012
Science in Action: Music teachers from UIC College Prepartory High School and Walter Payton Prepartory High School from Chicago, IL

2011
Music in the classroom: High school and grade school music teachers from Cook County, IL.
Participating schools: New Trier H.S.; Joseph Sears School; Middelfork School; Highcrest MS; Marie Murphy School; Sunset Ridge School
Psychology Club of the College of Lake County. “What is a science laboratory? A closer look into the Auditory Neuroscience Lab.”
Hosted national and international educators as a satellite event for the Learning and the Brain Conference. “The Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Music Education and Child Learning.”

YOUNG SCIENTIST MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

2013
Graham Straus, Evanston Township High School’s Research Inquiry Skills & Experimentation (RISE) Program

2012
Evanston Township High School’s Biology Honors Internship Program

  • Camilla Zecker
  • John Hruska
  • Sarah Latimer
  • Steven Medina
  • Adam Rubman
  • Jenya Rubman

2010
Evanston Township High School’s Biology Honors Internship Program — Justin Pituch

2009 and earlier
Alan Tyson, Morehouse College, Northwestern University Summer Research Opportunity Program (NU-SROP) Recipient
Maddie Reiches, Evanston Township High School’s Biology Honors Internship Program
Dawna Bagherian, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Student Inquiry and Research (SIR) Program
Rachael Schastok, Evanston Township High School’s Biology Honors Internship Program