The Lunchtime Learning presentation, “Scene and Heard: The Psychology
of Film Music,” featuring music psychologist Siu-Lan Tan, PhD, will
be held on Friday, February 8 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Teton County
Library. The event is a collaboration between St. John’s Medical
Center Words on Wellness and the Grand Teton Music Festival, as part of
its 2019 Winter Festival.
Dr. Tan—professor, researcher, and author—will give an engaging
presentation on music in film, exploring how the musical score shapes
our emotional experience and our understanding of the unfolding story.
Through illustrative examples and research studies, Dr. Tan will shed
light on how what we
hear may significantly influence what we
see in a film scene.
According to Dr. Tan, “It is widely acknowledged in the scientific
community that music – specifically
film music – has the power to draw strong human responses.”
Dr. Tan is the James A.B. Stone Professor of Psychology at Kalamazoo College.
Born in Indonesia and educated in British schools in Hong Kong, she holds
an MA and PhD in psychology from Georgetown University. The author of
many books and articles, she is currently working on a forthcoming book entitled
The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising. Dr. Tan appears in
The New York Times Critics’ Pick film
Score: A Film Music Documentary, and she has a regular feature on
Score: The Podcast.
The Lunchtime Learning presentation is free, but ticketed. Tickets are
available online at
gtmf.org and at St. John’s wellness department.
For more information, please call St. John’s Wellness at 739-7399.
St. John’s Words on Wellness program is supported in part by the
St. John’s Hospital Foundation.
Focused on education and outreach, GTMF’s Winter Festival is accompanied
by several masterclasses and educational visits to Teton County schools.
For tickets and information about Winter Festival events, please visit
Media Contact: Karen Connelly, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-739-7380
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
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ABOUT THE GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Recently ranked as one of the nation’s Top Ten Classical Music Festivals by
The New York Times, the
Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) has been serving the Jackson Hole community for more than 55 years. Each
summer, more than 200 musicians from North America’s top orchestras
gather for seven weeks of orchestral and chamber music led by internationally
acclaimed Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF
provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well
as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera's
Live in HD series.