ISME conference India 2017

In November 2017, I won the Sempre conference award to present some of our research at the ISME South Asia regional conference held at the NIAS in Bangalore, India.

Local children performing at the conference opening ceremony

The conference was the first of its kind in South Asia and aimed to open up a dialogue between music educators and researchers in the region.

I presented a talk on some recent research I had undertaken with colleagues in the UK, examining the impact of a musical intervention on the development of preschool children’s executive function. The talk was very well received and provoked thoughtful conversation with many interested conference attendees. You can watch the talk here.

Alice at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

My experience in Bangalore was extraordinarily rich and provided me with a unique insight into the musical life of children in a part of the world that I had not previously visited. From links I made during this trip, I hope that it will be possible to carry out some interesting future research with children in both the UK and India.