Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Conférence by Jonathan Bolduc

6 October 2016 @ 16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min

| Free

Use of the MBEMA with preschoolers

During this conference, we will present the adaptation of the Montreal Battery of assessment of Musical Abilities (MBEMA) for children of pre-school age. This version of the battery, using a digital tablet, includes test on melody, rhythm and memory. A pilot assessment was conducted with 100 French-speaking children aged between 3 and 5 years (N = 49 boys, 51 girls), from different socio-economic contexts in Quebec.

Preliminary results allow to see a gradual and significant improvement of musical skills  based on the age of participants and their musical experience. Despite methodological limitations related to the young age of the subjects, the use of the MBEMA seems to represent a reliable assessment tool to measure the musical skills during childhood.

Jonathan Bolduc holds a Canada Research Chair on music and learning. He is also an associate professor of music education at pre-school/elementary school at the Faculty of music, where he also runs the laboratory Mus-Alpha.


6 October 2016
16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min
Event Category:


1430 boul. Mont Royal, Montréal, Québec H2V4P3 Canada
+ Google Map