Courses at MMW

Music Mind & Wellbeing members teach into a number of undergraduate courses which span our expertise.

Details about what we cover in these courses will be populated shortly. In the meantime, you may find a general description of the course by clicking on each title to access the University of Melbourne handbook listing.

Music Psychology

Music and Health

Music and Spirituality

Music Psychology (Semester 1, 2015)





Week 1

3rd March

Overview and Introduction

Assessment overview

Prof Katrina McFerran /Dr Grace Thompson

Week 2


10th March

Music and the Brain

Prof Sarah Wilson


Week 3

17th March

Music in the prenatal and postnatal phases

Dr Helen Shoemark


Week 4


24th March

Music and Adolescents

Prof Katrina McFerran


Week 5


31st March

Introduction to Assignment (20 mins)

Music in Schools (90 minute lecture)

Dr Grace Thompson






Week 6

14th April

Music and Emotions


Dr TanChyuan Chin


Week 7

21st April

Social psychological factors in music performance across genres and cultures

Prof Jane Davidson


Week 8


28th April

Performance Science


Prof Gary McPherson


Week 9


5th May

Music and Perception / Audition

A/Prof Neil McLachlan


Week 10


12th May

Music Performance Anxiety

Dr Margaret Osborne


Week 11


19th May

Music and Older People


Dr Bruce Barber


Week 12


26th May

The impact of rhythm

Dr Ben Williams