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July 9th, 2012

Prof. Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir (University of Iceland) at BRAMS


BRAMS is pleased to announce that Prof. Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir (University of Iceland) is an Invited Scholar from August 2012 to July 2013. While at BRAMS, Prof. Gudmundsdottir will collaborate with Prof. Sandra Trehub on a research project on song acquisition in infancy.

ABOUT HELGA RUT GUDMUNDSDOTTIR

Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland School of Education since 2000. Helga founded the Iceland Center for Music Research in February 2011 together with 9 other institutions in Iceland. She is the chair of the center and has organized three conferences on music research since its founding.

Helga is on sabbatical leave during the academic year 2012-2013, working as a visiting scholar at the Brams laboratories in Montreal. Her area of research is within music education and music perception. She has conducted research in the area of children’s musical development, music perception, and music reading skills. Recently she has studied musical development in infancy and the impact of parent-infant music courses. Currently, she is conducting a research study in Iceland on the effects of a special music-linguistic program on 3-year-olds’ pre-reading skills. At Brams, Helga will collaborate with Sandra Trehub on a research project on song acquisition in infancy.

Helga graduated as a music teacher in 1992. She did her masters and Ph.D. in music education at McGill University with Prof. Eugenia Costa-Giomi.

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