Dr. Solange Glasser

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Dr. Solange Glasser

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Lecturer in Music (Music Psychology)

Dr Solange Glasser is a Senior Lecturer in Music (Music Psychology) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, with a broad and interdisciplinary range of teaching areas that encompass music psychology, performance science, creativity, and expertise. Her research interests include multisensory perception, prodigious development, and exceptional abilities, with a particular interest in understanding the impact of synesthesia and absolute pitch on musical development. Solange obtained her Bachelor of Music (Hons) with first-class honours in violin performance and musicology from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Australia), both a Licence and Masters in music and musicology from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne (France), a Diploma of orchestral conducting from the Municipal Conservatorium of Paris XIX (France), and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne (Australia). She has also obtained a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT) from the University of Melbourne (Australia).

Related Sessions

Frisson: Why Music Gives You Chills

FRI, OCT 20, 10:00 AM
Join Sonos, GRAMMY winning producer Eric J Dubowksy, music psychologist Dr Solange Glasser and Amplify for an insightful panel on Frisson: Why music gives you chills. You know that tingling sensation you get when you feel moved by music? That’s frisson. Also known as “aesthetic chills”, frisson is an emotional response to music that can evoke physical sensations such as shivers, goosebumps and dilated pupils. In this session you’ll hear from the team behind the making of Frisson Trigger, a groundbreaking track engineered to give listeners chills. GRAMMY, Emmy® and ARIA-winning producer Eric J Dubowsky, music psychologist Dr Solange Glasser, Director of Marketing for Growth Markets at Sonos Emma Levy and Tim Baggott, ECD at creative agency Amplify will explore the factors that cause physical sensations in the listener, and how Sonos brought art and science together to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Research finds that specific musical compositions and arrangements can trigger frisson. While academia has explored the phenomenon thoroughly, no record could be found of any previous attempt to blend the science with musical artistry to compose a track purely made up of frisson triggers. So Sonos approached Eric J Dubowsky with an idea. The result is Frisson Trigger, a groundbreaking piece of music that has become a platform for Sonos to talk about their latest spatial audio technology and has captured the imagination of a global audience.

The Science of Sync: Music in Advertising

WED, OCT 18, 4:00 PM
Music can bring joy, move people to tears, and it can also sell you something. A well-chosen song can make a campaign successful. That same song choice can break an artist into the market. So, is it a mutually beneficial arrangement? Should Australian brands choose only Australian music? What are some of the best examples of well-chosen music in ads? Our panel of ad execs and artists will dissect all these questions and more in a Gruen-style discussion.
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