PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Music Theory Analysis Project
If you're interested in learning about the in's and out's of music, a project on music theory is the way to go! In an introductory project to music theory, we would spend the first few sessions introducing key concepts and work toward a goal of analyzing a favorite song or creating your own short compositions.
Music Psychology and Cognition Research Paper
How does the human brain process music? Why do so many cultures feature music so predominantly? How does music engage our perception and what does it do to us? If you're interested in the intersection of music and perception, a research project on the topic of music cognition or music psychology would speak to these fascinations. In such a project, we would work together to narrow down on a particular music topic or question (ex. What is perfect pitch? What kinds of methods do music psychologists use? How does the brain handle rhythm?) and work to create a research paper or creative project around this line of inquiry.