UCR Department of Music
2021-2022 Florence Bayz Music Series — Wednesday@Noon via Zoom Series

Music-evoked nostalgia: Affect, behavior, and memory

EARS research group is pleased to present the Music-Evoked Nostalgia research that we have put great efforts in the past three years. Initiated by Prof. Paulo C. Chagas and led by Dr. Eun Cho, this experimental research project aimed to explore music-evoked nostalgia in three different aspects: affective responses, prosocial behavior, and autobiographical memories. Beginning in January 2020, 140 UCR undergraduate students voluntarily took part in a one-on-one music listening experiment, and data collection has been completed in February 2021. Data analysis has been done in collaboration with EARS student researchers. We will share all the interesting findings that we have found from the study and would love to hear feedback from the UCR music community.

October 13, 2021
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 P.M. PDT 
Free and open to the public. 

Please register in advance for this event: https://ucr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rd-uurD4sE9A6zRypY2j-cNeSnpUJbIqx

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the concert.


Dr. Paulo C. Chagas is professor of composition at the University of California, Riverside. He recently edited the book Sounds from Within: Phenomenology and Practice (Springer, 2021) and published the book Zwischen Klängen und Apparaten: zur Theorie und Praxis der elektronischen Musik [Between sounds and apparatuses: theory and practice of electronic music] (Rediroma, 2021) Chagas has received several international awards, including recently the prestigious Fulbright research grant for an audiovisual composition project in Russia.

Dr. Eun Cho is a music educator and a researcher, interested in the interdisciplinary research that encompasses music, education, psychology, and culture. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at EARS at UCR and have been leading a research project on music-evoked nostalgia since 2019. She has widely published in internationally renowned journals, including Psychology of Music, Research Studies in Music Education, and Frontiers in Psychology, and co-authored multiple book chapters.

Owain Graham is a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at UC Riverside. He is also a member of the EARS. research team investigating music-evoked memories and nostalgia. His dissertation research focuses on the ritualized performance of healing songs in the Peruvian Amazon and how these songs support processes of healing and mediate cross-cultural encounters in the ongoing globalization of traditional Amazonian medicine and shamanism.

Eric Barreto is a Brazilian music educator and composer, interested in research about composition, culture, creativity and educational curriculum. He currently teaches at the Federal Institute of Bahia and is a PhD student at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (UFBA), studying cultural and creative aspects in music composition teaching and learning at ten Brazilian universities, under the supervision of Dr. Paulo Costa Lima. During his Master’s degree studies, he investigated the cultural process in teaching music composition in the undergraduate composition course at UFBA, focusing on the students’ cultural experiences throughout the process of learning composition.

Genesis Garza Morales received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Comparative Literature and Languages, Classical Studies from the University of California, Riverside. She operates within three labs: Dr. Brent Hughes’ Social Neuroscience Lab, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky’s Positive Activities and Well-being Lab, and Dr. Eun Cho’s Experimental Acoustics Research Lab. Within these, she investigates relational Well-being and empathic accuracy, self-compassion and prosocial behavior, and music-evoked-autobiographical-memory, respectively. Her post-graduation plans are geared towards pursuing a Ph.D. in the Social Neuroscience-Psychology discipline.

Dr. Yoo Ji Hwang is a passionate Clarinetist and music educator based in Los Angeles, California. As an active music educator, Yoo Ji has been teaching music for more than 10 years in South Korea and the United States. As a researcher, she has conducted and published numerous research studies. Her research interests in cultural diversity, music psychology, instrumental music, intercultural approaches in music have been presented at state, national conferences. Currently, she is currently an affiliate at EARS at the University of California, Riverside.

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