Within the Musicality Genomics Consortium we like to take advantage of the latest genomic tools for discovery genetics of musicality, aiming towards two concrete goals:

1. Assemble existing phenotype-genotype data on musicality in support of coordinated GWAS meta-analyses, using harmonized phenotypes across existing cohorts;

2. Work towards scalable and robust phenotypes that are effective for large cohorts, in support of the large sample sizes necessary to detect the modest gene effect sizes that one might expect to underlie musicality (defined defined as a natural, spontaneously developing set of traits based on and constrained by our cognitive abilities and their underlying biology).  

Musicality Genomics Consortium

Inaugural meeting  


June 18, 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark.

N.B. The meeting will postponed until a later date

due to the Covid-19 pandemic.