Classical California’s Gail Eichenthal will host the event.

This event is now sold-out, but you can still catch it on our livestream on June 1st at 4pm, with a link on our website. Shortly after the event, the video will be available on-demand on our YouTube channel.

Music has the power to make us calm, heal our pain, literally change our brains. That’s according to the latest in neuroscience research.

On Thursday, June 1st, Classical California and the USC Brain and Creativity Institute present Music on the Brain — a panel discussion hosted by Gail Eichenthal and featuring some of the world’s leading researchers in this fast-changing field (including Professors Antonio Damasio, Beatriz Ilari, and Assal Habibi, as well as Vice Provost for the Arts Josh Kun), followed by a chamber music concert by students from the USC Thornton School of Music.

The research team will discuss how learning music accelerates brain development and how music has the power to heal and enhance well-being across the lifespan.

Music on the Brain: A Collaboration between Classical California and the USC Brain and Creativity Institute takes place Thursday afternoon, June 1st at 4pm in the state-of-the-art acoustics of Camilleri Hall on the USC Campus.