Terrie Manno (SPA Music Department) presented two papers at the International Society of Music Education conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Her recent work on the neurological processes of learning and performing music resulted in a presentation with Dr. Michael Dean (Oklahoma Baptist University) titled Strengthening Mental Focus

In addition, she presented her complimentary project titled Narrowing the Gap Between the Practice Room and the Stage. This paper explores how the brain retains information and how targeted practice strategies allow musicians to capture their best efforts during high stakes performances like recitals, auditions, and competitions.