The vision of MaHRC is aligned with the Strategic Research Plan of the University of Toronto – in particular with point (1): Promote Healthy People, Healthy Communities, and a Healthy World through music, and point (2): Engage Minds, Culture, and Values. MaHRC’s vision is to contribute with interdisciplinary research to new knowledge on  music’s role to strengthen the achievement of these goals.

A second vision of MaHRC is to become an international platform for building networks of inter-disciplinary research teams through collaborations, conferences, colloquia, workshops, media, and other forms of knowledge exchange.

A third vision of MaHRC is to become an international platform for the transmission and dissemination of research outcomes to clinicians, practitioners, teachers, and the public to benefit clinical practice and people’s health.


MaHRC is an inter-disciplinary collaborative research center in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. MaHRC conducts basic and translational (clinical) research dedicated to applications of music in the health sciences. For this purpose MaHRC builds research teams from disciplines such as music, aesthetics, neuroscience, medicine, rehabilitation sciences, psychology, engineering, education, and other related fields. MaHRC was established in 2012 and is continuing to formalize affiliations, appoint members, and activate research projects.

Research Trajectories

Research at MaHRC unfolds into four inter-related research trajectories:

  1. Basic Neuroscience of Music Perception, Cognition, and Performance
  2. Music in Medicine, Rehabilitation and Therapy
  3. Music Learning and Musician Health
  4. Music, Culture, and Biology


We are located at:

90 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1C5

The East entrance of the building is wheelchair accessible.