Psychology Colloquium - Ms Julie Orlando
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Emotional expression in singers
Ms Julie Orlando, Psychology Department, University of Northern British Columbia
1:30 (NSW time)
Lecture Hall D350 (Coffs Harbour campus)
|About the colloquium:|
Emotional expression is a vital part of communication. A person's emotional intent can be detected in his or her face, voice, and body language, via a number of different modalities.
Although the audio component of a musician's performance has been well-studied, the visual component has been less so, except as relates to music production. Singers especially have not been looked at extensively, but the small body of existing research suggests that their emotional expression is more subdued in all ways than other musicians'. The proposed research will look at the emotional expression of singers in both audio and video.
|About the speaker:|
Ms Julie Orlando received her MSc in Psychology from the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC, Canada in 2001.
Her research involved hemispheric differences in music processing between musicians and non-musicians. A lifetime of solo, choral, and theatre singing has shaped her career path to an interest in all aspects of the cognitive neuropsychology of music. Currently the Senior Laboratory Instructor for Psychology at UNBC, she is conducting sabbatical research on emotional expression in singing as a Visiting Fellow at Southern Cross University.
Updated: 29 October 2012