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Natalie M

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Music Theory; Music Cognition; Music Psychology; Linguistics; Media Studies

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

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.

Coding skills

R, basic Python

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