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Ninth Annual Creative Edge Lecture: Dr. Robert Duke
Lecture
Presented by Arts Orange County, Orange County Department of Education, and the Fourth District PTA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Dr. Robert Duke

“Eleven Years Of Piano and I Can't Get a Date: Cultivating Creativity In Human Expression”

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FREE EVENT. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Arts Orange County, the Orange County Department of Education and Fourth District PTA are proud to present Dr. Robert Duke in the Ninth Annual Creative Edge Lecture – a series that brings to the community renowned thought-leaders on creativity and innovation to inspire the work of artists, educators and leaders in our community.

Music is a fundamental form of human communication. Although many of us make music for pleasure alone in the privacy of our own homes, music experiences most often involve performers and listeners. Intelligent performers consider their musical intentions in terms of how listeners will hear and interpret the music they make, and thinking about music in this way defines expressive goals for performers at all levels of experience and expertise. The parts of our brains that create and store memories for how to do things make predictions based on our expectations and intentions and then update memories based on discrepancies between those predictions and what actually comes about when we practice and perform. We'll discuss how the fundamental principles of procedural memory formation serve as the basis of productive, meaningful, and engaging music practice that leads to the accomplishment of expressive, artistic goals.

Dr. Robert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is the University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of the Center for Music Learning, and Clinical Professor in the Dell Medical School. For the past six years, he has directed the psychology of learning program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Dr. Duke's research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, and his most recent work explores the refinement of procedural memories and the analysis of gaze in teacher-learner interactions. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system. He is the author of Scribe 4 behavior analysis software, and his most recent books are Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays on the Core Principles of Effective Instruction, The Habits of Musicianship, which he co-authored with Jim Byo of Louisiana State University, and Brain Briefs, which he co-authored with Art Markman, his co-host on the public radio program and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, produced by KUT Radio in Austin.

TICKETS FOR THIS LECTURE EVENT ARE FREE, HOWEVER PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM