Personal identification

Full name
Beatriz Ilari

Citation names

  • Ilari, Beatriz

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
Degree Classification
1998/01/08 - 2002/10/01
Music (Doctor of Philosophy)
Major in Music Education
McGill University Schulich School of Music, Canada
"Music cognition in infancy: Infants' preferences and long-term memory for complex music" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1996/09/01 - 1998/05/15
Música (Master)
Major in Performance - violino
Montclair State University, United States
1990/03/01 - 1994/10/01
Licenciatura em Artes (Licence)
Major in Música
Universidade de São Paulo Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Brazil

Teaching in Higher Education

2011/07/01 - Current Associate Professor (University Teacher)
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, United States
2003/04/22 - 2010/09/30 Associate Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
2010/01/05 - 2010/05/15 Invited Associate Professor (University Teacher)
University of Texas at Austin, United States
1997/01/05 - 1997/05/15 Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Montclair State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, United States


Designation Funders
1993 - 2013/12/30 Música em hospitais, orfanatos e outros
Technical development
2000 - 2002/10/01 Music perception and cognition in infancy
PhD Student Fellow
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, Brazil


Designation Funders
2013 - 2015/06/01 The effects of extracurricular music and sports on children’s brain, cognitive, motor and social development: A cross-sectional study
Research Fellow
University of Southern California, United States


  1. Helfter, S.; Ilari, B.. Models of collaboration and community music. 2018.
  2. Habibi, A.; Damasio, A.; Ilari, B.; Sachs, M.E.; Damasio, H.. Music training and child development: A review of recent findings from a longitudinal study. 2018.
  3. Ilari, Beatriz. Babies un-Ravel music. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM. 2009.
  4. Ilari, Beatriz. Musica na infância e na adolescência: um livro para pais, professores e aficionados. Curitiba, Brazil: Ibpex/Intersaberes. 2009.
Book chapter
  1. Ilari, Beatriz. "Ecological perspectives on musical parenting". In Music, Speech and Mind. Rio De janeiro, Brazil: ABCM, 2019.
  2. Ilari, Beatriz. "Neuroscientific music research and early childhood: Harmonious relationship or discordant notes?". In Early childhood music: Multi-disciplinary perspectives and inter-disciplinary exchanges.. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2019.
  3. Ilari, Beatriz. "Musical Engagement and Well-Being in the Early Years of Life". In The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind and Well-Being, 263-276. Routledge, 2018.
Edited book
  1. Ilari, Beatriz. Routledge companion to interdisciplinary studies in singing, volume 1: Development. Nova Iorque, United States: Routledge. 2020.
    In press
  2. Ilari, Beatriz. Music in Early Childhood: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives and Inter-disciplinary Exchanges. Springer International Publishing. 2019.
  3. Ilari, Beatriz. Children's home musical experiences across the world. Indianapolis e Bloomington, United States: Indiana University Press. 2016.
  4. Ilari, Beatriz. Pedagogias brasileiras em educação musical. Curitiba, Brazil: Intersaberes. 2016.
  5. Ilari, Beatriz. Pedagogias em educação musical. Curitiba, Brazil: Intersaberes. 2010.
  6. Ilari, Beatriz. Mentes em Música. Curitiba, Brazil: Editora da UFPR. 2010.
  7. Ilari, Beatriz. Em busca da mente musical. Curitiba, Brazil: Editora da UFPR. 2006.
Journal article
  1. Ilari, Beatriz. "Music teachers' use of online video platforms (OVPs) in lesson design and instruction". Revista Latinoamericana de Tecnologia Educativa 18 2 (2020): https://relatec.unex.es.
    Open access • Published
  2. Ilari, B.; Helfter, S.; Huynh, T.. "Associations Between Musical Participation and Young Children’s Prosocial Behaviors". Journal of Research in Music Education 67 4 (2020): 399-412. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85074325405&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  3. Ilari, B.; Perez, P.; Wood, A.; Habibi, A.. "The role of community-based music and sports programmes in parental views of children’s social skills and personality". International Journal of Community Music 12 1 (2019): 35-56. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85064257154&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  4. Hennessy, S.L.; Sachs, M.E.; Ilari, B.; Habibi, A.. "Effects of Music Training on Inhibitory Control and Associated Neural Networks in School-Aged Children: A Longitudinal Study". Frontiers in Neuroscience 13 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85074504624&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Ilari, Beatriz; Fesjian, Cara; Habibi, Assal. "Entrainment, theory of mind, and prosociality in child musicians". Music & Science 1 (2018): 205920431775315. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2059204317753153.
  6. Habibi, A.; Damasio, A.; Ilari, B.; Veiga, R.; Joshi, A.A.; Leahy, R.M.; Haldar, J.P.; et al. "Childhood music training induces change in micro and macroscopic brain structure: Results from a longitudinal study". Cerebral Cortex 28 12 (2018): 4336-4347. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85056256814&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Ilari, B.. "Scaramouche Goes to Preschool: The Complex Matrix of Young Children’s Everyday Music". Early Childhood Education Journal 46 1 (2018): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85015199391&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Ilari, B.; Fesjian, C.; Ficek, B.; Habibi, A.. "Improvised song endings in a developmental perspective: A mixed-methods study". Psychology of Music 46 4 (2018): 500-520. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85049892972&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. Dansereau, D.; Ilari, B.. "Where have all the little ones gone? Young children and community music". International Journal of Community Music 10 3 (2017): 237-246. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85035750258&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Barros, C.G.; Swardfager, W.; Moreno, S.; Bortz, G.; Ilari, B.; Jackowski, A.P.; Ploubidis, G.; et al. "Assessing music perception in young children: Evidence for and psychometric features of the M-factor". Frontiers in Neuroscience 11 JAN (2017): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85011835501&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Habibi, A.; Sarkissian, A.D.; Gomez, M.; Ilari, B.. "Developmental Brain Research With Participants From Underprivileged Communities: Strategies for Recruitment, Participation, and Retention". Mind, Brain, and Education 9 3 (2015): 179-186. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84948736365&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Ilari, B.. "Rhythmic engagement with music in early childhood: A replication and extension". Journal of Research in Music Education 62 4 (2015): 332-343. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84919779753&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Costa-Giomi, E.; Ilari, B.. "Erratum:Infants' preferential attention to sung and spoken stimuli. (Journal of Research in Music Education, 62, (188-194)) DOI: 10.1177/0022429414530564". Journal of Research in Music Education 62 4 (2015): 501-501. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84919741339&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. Ilari, B.; Habibi, A.. "Favorite songs, melodic elements, and a familiar tune: Performance of children from Brazil and the United States on components of the ATBSS". Musicae Scientiae 19 3 (2015): 265-281. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84939625624&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  15. Ilari, B.. "Music in the early years: Pathways into the social world". Research Studies in Music Education 38 1 (2015): 23-39. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84968792187&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Costa-Giomi, Eugenia; Ilari, Beatriz. "Infants’ Preferential Attention to Sung and Spoken Stimuli". Journal of Research in Music Education 62 2 (2014): 188-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022429414530564.
  17. Kirschner, S.; Ilari, B.. "Joint Drumming in Brazilian and German Preschool Children: Cultural Differences in Rhythmic Entrainment, but No Prosocial Effects". Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 45 1 (2014): 137-166. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84890071564&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Habibi, A.; Ilari, B.; Crimi, K.; Metke, M.; Kaplan, J.T.; Joshi, A.A.; Leahy, R.M.; et al. "An equal start: Absence of group differences in cognitive, social, and neural measures prior to music or sports training in children". Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 SEP (2014): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84933679096&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Brittin, R.; Ilari, B.. "Editorial". International Journal of Music Education 31 3 (2013): 241-242. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84882289173&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Ilari, B.. "Concerted cultivation and music learning: Global issues and local variations". Research Studies in Music Education 35 2 (2013): 179-196. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84890400286&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Ilari, B.; Chen-Hafteck, L.; Crawford, L.. "Singing and cultural understanding: A music education perspective". International Journal of Music Education 31 2 (2013): 202-216. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84879437288&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Ilari, B.; Moura, A.; Bourscheidt, L.. "Between interactions and commodities: Musical parenting of infants and toddlers in Brazil". Music Education Research 13 1 (2011): 51-67. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79953035106&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Ilari, B.. "A community of practice in music teacher training: The case of musicalização infantil". Research Studies in Music Education 32 1 (2010): 43-60. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77954372194&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Ilari, B.. "International Journal of Music Education: Editorial". International Journal of Music Education 28 3 (2010): 211-211. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77956388935&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Ilari, B.. "Editorial". International Journal of Music Education 27 3 (2009): 187-188. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-68549133327&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Ilari, B.. "International Journal of Music Education: Editorial". International Journal of Music Education 27 1 (2009): 5-6. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77958112600&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Ilari, B.; Sundara, M.. "Music listening preferences in early life: Infants' responses to accompanied versus unaccompanied singing". Journal of Research in Music Education 56 4 (2009): 357-369. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-63149158080&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Ilari, B.; Gluschankof, C.. "Music in the early years: Research, Theory and practice". Early Child Development and Care 179 6 (2009): 685-693. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84859904530&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  29. Johnson, C.M.; Ilari, B.. "Editorial". International Journal of Music Education 26 3 (2008): 195-195. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-60949784430&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  30. Ilari, B.; Johnson, C.M.. "International Journal of Music Education: Editorial". International Journal of Music Education 26 1 (2008): 5-6. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-60950344903&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Ilari, B.. "Music and early childhood in the tristes tropiques: The brazilian experience". Arts Education Policy Review 109 2 (2007): 7-18. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84968823665&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  32. Ilari, B.. "Music, social behavior and interpersonal relationships,Música, comportamento social de relações interpressoais". Psicologia em Estudo 11 1 (2006): 191-198. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33747275831&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  33. Ilari, B.; Polka, L.. "Music cognition in early infancy: Infants' preferences and long-term memory for Ravel". International Journal of Music Education 24 1 (2006): 7-20. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-59849114464&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  34. Ilari, B.. "On musical parenting of young children: Musical beliefs and behaviors of mothers and infants". Early Child Development and Care 175 7-8 (2005): 647-660. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-39749101384&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  35. Ilari, B.S.. "Music perception and cognition in the first year of life". Early Child Development and Care 172 3 (2002): 311-322. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33747293028&partnerID=MN8TOARS.

Jury of academic degree

Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2020/04/08 Ensino musical e socioconstrutivismo
(Thesis) Arguer
Dayane Battisti (PhD)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
2019/03/01 Music and early childhood education
(Thesis) Arguer
Serina Tse (PhD)
The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China