Thickman Faculty Lecture Series
Practical Applications of Music & Neuroscience Knowledge
Presented by Carly Flaagan, MM, MT-BC
Thursday April 28 at Kinnison Hall, 7pm, free admission, and streaming online at www.sheridan.edu/lectures
Carly Flaagan received her B.M. in music therapy at the University of North Dakota in 2015 after completing her internship at Musicworx Inc. in San Deigo, CA. Since then, she has been a practicing music therapist providing individualized care for persons of all ages. In 2013, Carly was selected as the winner of the E.Thayer Gaston writing competition for her research paper titled “A Survey on Music Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Collaboration” given by the American Music Therapy Association. Carly enjoys advocating for music therapy through public speaking and was selected to present at TedxGrandForks in 2014.
More recently, Carly has presented at the national music therapy conference in 2018 regarding music and cognition research. Carly completed her graduate degree at CSU in 2020 earning a Master’s of Music Therapy during which Carly researched differences in cortical activation between live and recorded music. In addition to providing music therapy services and fulfilling her role as Internship Director for Integrated Therapy of Northern Colorado, Carly is currently an adjunct professor for Sheridan College and a STEM Grants Coordinator for Front Range Community College.
Lecture will cover topics such as:
-Basic principles of Cognitive Neuroscience
-Music Cognition – Cortical Activation and Music
-Benefits of Music Relation to the Brain
-Practical Applications of this Knowledge – Purposeful music listening; Music for relaxation; Active engagement with music; Music in regard to child development