USC hosts conference on music education and its effect on childhood development

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USC hosts conference on music education and its effect on childhood development

June 05, 2024

On Tuesday, June 11, USC will host the first Music, Health, and Policy Conference, as part of Los Angeles County Arts and Health Week, at Cammilleri Hall on the University Park Campus.

Research has shown music’s centrality to childhood development and addressing elderly cognitive decline. Music education has been shown to boost cognitive development and emotional well-being among K-12 students. Among older people, the use of music to help patients suffering from dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease recall memories.

The conference will focus on these two research areas. Experts from USC, other universities and community organizations will discuss the latest reseach on music education and its effect on childhood development, and music and aging.

The importance of this research is reinforced by California Prop 28, passed in 2022 to allocate additional funding for arts and music education in all California K-12 public schools.

Media RSVP:
USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215; Will Kwong, 

Music, Health, and Policy Conference

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

USC Brain and Creativity Institute
Cammilleri Hall
3620 McClintock Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089

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About USC Center for Music, Brain, and Society (USC CMBS)

Established in 2023, the USC Center for Music, Brain and Society draws together a diverse group of experts from various departments, including the College itself, the Keck School of Medicine, the Thornton School of Music, and the Viterbi School of Engineering. The Center’s aim is to apply the insights gained from its research endeavors to enhance human well-being and contribute to societal progress.