Events & Updates

Summer 2023 Newsletter

It's a busy time at the lab with study visits, summer interns, community events, pilot research and more. Enjoy some highlights from our work! We're excited to share news from our lab with you through this newsletter arriving in your inbox two to three times per year. You can always learn more about our work at our website or by emailing us at Subscribe to our newsletter here:

Storytime with the Nashville Symphony

The Music Cognition Lab is partnering with the Nashville Symphony to host an interactive music and storytime event on Saturday, April 1st, 2023. This event will involve stories, movement, and music from a violin-bassoon duo from the Symphony. We are proud to offer ongoing opportunities for early childhood musical engagement to give back to Nashville families.

Resonant Voices: Benefiting the Music Cognition Lab's Research

Resonant Voices will highlight the work of the Music Cognition Lab through musical performances, the sharing of science and stories, and original songs by program families. Join us for a pre-event reception to meet the artists and scientists and support the work of the lab.

August 24th, 2022: Music Cognition Lab Open House

The Music Cognition Lab is excited to invite you to our Open House! Come meet the scientists, observe research demos, and enjoy live music and drinks! Musical guests include Leigh Nash, Jeffrey Steele, and Stephen Wilson Jr. The open house will be held August 24th, 2022 from 4:30-7pm at the Music Cognition Lab House, at 1408 17th Avenue South, Nashville.  You can RSVP using the QR code or this link:

Dr. Gordon Receives NIH New Innovator Award

Dr. Gordon has received a highly competitive New Innovator award, part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, given to exceptionally creative scientists proposing to use highly innovative approaches to tackle major challenges in biomedical research. “I am honored and thrilled to be a New Innovator recipient, as this particular project really speaks to my professional mission to work across disciplinary boundaries to enhance our understanding of how and why musicality is related to brain development and human health,” Gordon said.

May 3rd, 2018: Scientific Salon - A Soiree of Science and Song

The Program for Music, Mind & Society (MMS) at Vanderbilt is proud to present the second annual Scientific Salon! The soiree of science and song will be held May 3rd, 2018 from 5-8pm in the Wyatt Center Rotunda. The Rotunda is located within the Wyatt Center, at 1930 South Drive, Nashville.