Alumni

Research Associate

Bruno L. Giordano, 2004-2011

Currently Research Scientist in the French CNRS, Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille, France

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Sound source perception, identification and categorization


Project Manager, Orchestration and Perception Project

Hannah Darroch, 2017-2018

Currently a doctoral student majoring in flute performance at McGill University.

Meghan Goodchild‎, 2013-2017

Currently Research Data Management Librarian, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

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PhD in Music Theory.


Post-doctoral Fellows

Etienne Thoret‎, 2015-2018

Currently Post-doctoral researcher in France.

Auditory Modeling; Multimodal Perception

Konstantinos Trochidis, 2011-2012

Currently Senior Data Scientist at Siemens Mindsphere Application Center, Dubai, UAE

Music Emotion Recognition; Psychophysiology of Emotion; Music and Expectancy; Tempo estimation of audio signals

Hauke Egermann, 2009-2011

Currently Lecturer at Department of Music, University of York, UK

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Music and Emotion; Psychophysiology of Emotion; Social Psychology; Neuronal Basis of Music Perception; Music and Media

Georgios Marentakis, 2006-2008

Currently Researcher at Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory, Technische Universität Graz, Austria

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Gestural control of spatialization; Psychoacoustics of sound localization in virtual spatial audio systems


Graduate Students

PhD

Meghan Goodchild‎, PhD, 2009-2017

Currently Research Data Management Librarian, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

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PhD at McGill University in Music Theory.
Dissertation: "Orchestral gestures: Music-theoretical perspectives and emotional responses", McGill University, 2016.

Cecilia Taher, PhD, 2012-2016

PhD at McGill University in Music Theory. Ceci is currently the flute and recorder teacher at the Suzuki Charter School in Edmonton, AB.

Dissertation: "Motivic similarity and form in Boulez's Anthèmes", McGill University, 2016.

Kai Siedenburg, PhD, 2012-2016

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PhD at McGill University in Music Technology. Kai is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow (Signal Processing Group) in the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.

Dissertation: "Perspectives on memory for musical timbre", McGill University, 2016.

David Sears, PhD, 2009-2016

PhD at McGill University in Music Theory. David is currently a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Department of Computational Perception at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.

Dissertation: "The classical cadence as a closing schema: Learning, memory & perception", McGill University, 2016.

Sven-Amin Lembke

Sven-Amin Lembke, PhD, 2009-2014

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PhD at McGill University in Music Technology. Sven is currently a lecturer at De Montfort University - Leicester, UK.

Dissertation: "When timbre blends musically: Perception and acoustics underlying orchestration and performance", McGill University, 2014.

Song Hui Chon, PhD, 2008-2013

PhD at McGill University in Music Technology. Song Hui is currently a visiting professor at the Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Department at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dissertation: "Timbre saliency, the attention-capturing quality of timbre", McGill University, 2013. 

Michel Vallières, PhD, 2007-2011

PhD at McGill University in Music Theory. Michel is currently a speech therapist for the Yukon Territory in Whitehorse, YK.

Dissertation: "Beginnings, middles, and ends: Perception of intrinsic formal functionality in the piano sonatas of W. A. Mozart", McGill University, 2011.

Adrien Daniel

Adrien Daniel, PhD, 2008-2011

PhD at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) in Brain, Cognition and Behavior. Adrien currently works for NXP Software.

Dissertation: "Spatial auditory blurring and applications to multichannel audio coding", UPMC, 2011.

Susan Rogers

Susan Rogers, PhD, 2007-2010

Currently Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.

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PhD at McGill University in Experimental Psychology

Dissertation: "The influence of sensory and cognitive consonance/dissonance on musical signal processing", McGill University, 2010.

Nils Peters, PhD, 2006-2010

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PhD at McGill University in Music Technology. Nils is currently a research scientist with QualComm in San Diego, CA.

Dissertation: "Sweet [re]production: Developing sound spatialization tools for musical applications with emphasis on sweet spot and off-center perception", McGill University, 2010.

Bruno Gingras, PhD, 2005-2008

Currently University Assistant, Department of Psychology, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

PhD at McGill University in Music Theory

Dissertation: "Expressive strategies and performer-listener communication in organ performance", McGill University, 2008.

MA

Lena Heng, MA, 2016-2018

MA at McGill University in Musicology.

Thesis: "Timbre in the communication of emotion among performers and listeners from Western art music and Chinese music traditions", McGill University, 2018.

Rachel Kim

Rachel Kim, MA, 2015-2017

MA at McGill University in Music Technology.

Thesis. "The effects of timbre on harmonic interval tuning and perception", McGill University, 2017.

Ian Lou, MA, 2015-2017

MA at McGill University in Music Technology. 

Thesis: "Timbre memory, familiarity and dissimilarity", McGill University, 2017.

Sarah Gates

Sarah Gates, MA, 2014-2015

MA at McGill University in Music Theory. Sarah is pursuing a PhD degree in Music Theory at Northwestern University.

Thesis: "Perceptual interactions of pitch and timbre: An experimental study on pitch-interval recognition with analytical applications", McGill University, 2015.

Christopher Wood, MA, 2014-2015

MA at McGill University in Music Technology.

Thesis: "Perception of timbre intervals", McGill University, 2015.

Chelsea Douglas

Chelsea Douglas, MA, 2012-2014

MA at McGill University in Music Technology.

Thesis: "Perceived affect of musical instrument sounds", McGill University, 2015.

Yinan Tsao (Cao), MA, 2011-2014

MA at McGill University in Music Technology. Yinan is pursuing a PhD degree in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.

Thesis: "The dominance of haptics over audition in stabilizing wrist kinematics during striking movements", McGill University, 2015.
 

 

Finn Upham

Finn Upham, MA, 2010-2011

MA at McGill University in Music Technology. Finn Upham obtained a PhD degree in Music Technology at NYU in 2018.

Thesis: "Quantifying Audience Responses to Music: methods for analyzing collections of emotional experience time series", McGill University, 2011.


Visiting Graduate Research Trainees

Rasmus Høll Nielsen

Rasmus Høll Nielsen, 2014, visiting graduate research trainee

PhD, Aarhus University, Denmark

Eddy Kazazis, 2013, visiting graduate research trainee

MA, The Institute of Sonology, The Netherlands

Philippe Esling

Philippe Esling, 2012, visiting graduate research trainee

PhD, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

Indiana Wollman, 2011, visiting graduate research trainee

PhD, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

Undergraduate Students

Manda Fischer, 2016-2018

Undergraduate honours student in Psychology.

Manda is pursuing a Master's degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Alistair Russell, 2016-2017

Full-stack Software Developer for the Orchestration and Perception Project

Henri Rabalais

Henri Rabalais, 2015 & 2017

Undergraduate student in Cognitive Sciences, summer undergrad Research Assistant.

I completed my B.A.&Sc. in Cognitive Science with concentrations in Psychology and Neuroscience at McGill University in 2015. I recently returned to my alma mater to begin a Master’s Thesis in Music Technology. Presently, I am in the process of concluding a research project with Stephen McAdams concerning the effect of room acoustics on timbral blend.

Grace Wang, 2015-2016

Undergraduate honours student in Cognitive Sciences
Program in Cognitive Sciences, McGill University

Grace is continuing her BSc/BA studies at McGill.

Sophia Metcalf, 2015-2016

Undergraduate student in Psychology and Music.

I worked with Stephen McAdams building a database of articles about timbre from journals outside Music Psychology (Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Music Theory, Popular Music).

Jordana Saks, 2015-2016

Undergraduate student in Cognitive Sciences.

I worked with Stephen McAdams on timbre and emotions.

Ayla Tse

Ayla Tse, 2015

Undergraduate student in Psychology, NSERC Undergraduate Research Awardee.

I worked on the role of information accumulation in learning to identify musical instruments.

Charlene Zhang

Charlene Zhang, 2015

Undergraduate student in Psychology, NSERC Undergraduate Research Awardee in the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience program.

I worked on timbre salience in auditory stream segregation.

Jack Tokarz

Jack Tokarz, 2014-2015

Undergraduate student in Psychology, summer undergrad Research Assistant.

I worked with Stephen McAdams on the effect of timbral salience on the auditory pop-out effect and with Yinan Cao on the learning of sensory correlations in timbre.

Tudor Vrinceanu

Tudor Vrinceanu, 2014

Undergraduate student in Psychology.

I worked with Stephen McAdams on the orchestration and perception project and on timbre perception.

Shinkhala Dawadi

Shrinkhala Dawadi, 2014

Undergraduate student in Cognitive Sciences.

I worked with Kai Siedenburg on effects of short-term memory for timbre.

Jake Spitzer  

Jacob Spitzer, 2013-2014

Undergraduate honours student student in Psychology and Computer Science. I worked with David Sears studying the perception of closure in music as it relates to listener expectations. I wish I could play drums. 

Kiray Jones-Mollerup

Kiray Jones-Mollerup, 2013-2014

Undergraduate student in Psychology
Department of Psychology, McGill University
I worked with Kai Siedenburg to study the perception of transformed and natural instrument timbres. 

Dominique Beauregard Cazabon

Dominique Beauregard Cazabon, 2013-2014

Undergraduate student in Neuroscience
McGill University

I worked with Meghan Goodchild; we looked at the effect of timbre on the psychophysiological responses of orchestral music listeners.

Dominique is now a graduate student at McMaster University, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.

Jocelyn Micallef

Jocelyn Micallef, 2013-2014

Undergraduate honours student in Cognitive Sciences
Program in Cognitive Sciences, McGill University

I worked with Prof. Stephen McAdams. Our project involved the study of the auditory associative learning between Indian spoken syllables and strokes on the Indian tabla.

Béatrice Copps, 2012-2013

Undergraduate honours student in Psychology
Department of Psychology, McGill University

Béatrice is now a medical student at McGill.

Emily Wilson, 2012-2013

Auditory entrainment

Undergraduate student in Cognitive Sciences
Program in Cognitive Sciences, McGill University

Jamie Webber, 2012-2013

Psychological foundations of orchestration

Undergraduate student in Neuroscience and Composition
McGill University

 

Kyra Parker, 2012-2013

Timbre blending

Undergraduate student in Cognitive Sciences
Program in Cognitive Sciences, McGill University

Lorraine Chuen, 2011-2013

Music and emotion/cultural aspects

Undergraduate honours student in Psychology
Department of Psychology, McGill University

Lorraine is now a graduate student at McMaster University, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.

Graduate Research Assistant, 2/2008 — 7/2008
Measuring emotional response to music
 
Kevin Schwartzbach
Undergraduate honours student in Psychology, McGill
Timbre saliency
 
Tamara Lagrandeur-Ponce
Undergraduate Researcher
Perception of performer similarity
 
Max Hartshorn
Undergraduate Research Assistant, 5/2007 — 7/2007
Auditory spatial resolution in auditory virtual environments
 
Gabe Nespoli
Undergraduate Researcher, 9/2006 — 4/2007
Physiological correlates of musical emotion
 
Rachel Busby
Undergraduate Research Assistant, 6/2007 — 9/2007
Measuring emotional response to music
 
Undergraduate Researcher, 9/2006 — 4/2007
Acoustic and semantic categorization of sound sources
 
Corey Kereliuk
Graduate Research Assistant, 5/2007 — 8/2007
Acoustical correlates of timbre space
 
Graduate Research Assistant, 1/2006 — 4/2006
Music perception and cognition
 
Daphne Tan
Graduate Researcher 1/2006 — 4/2006,
Graduate Research Assistant 9/2006 — 7/2007
Perception of formal functions in music
 
Nick Shortway
Master's student, 9/2005 — 2/2007
A methodological study of the recording and evaluation of emotional response to music
 
Caitlin Martinkus
M.A at McGill University in Music Theory
 
Indiana Wollman
Visiting doctoral research trainee
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI
 
Mikaela Miller
Master's Student in Music Theory, McGill University
 
Dieu-Ly Tran
Undergraduate Researcher
 
Myles Gaulin
Undergraduate Researcher
 
Jonathan Crellin
Undergraduate Researcher
 
Sabrina Lytton
Undergraduate Researcher
Memory for consonance and dissonance
 
Jake Shenker
Undergraduate Researcher
Perception of formal functions in music

Previous Visiting Scholars:

Leigh VanHandel, Michigan State University
CIRMMT Visiting Scholar, 9/2015-5/2016
Cognitive music theory

Joseph Plazak, Illinois Wesleyan University
CIRMMT Visiting Scholar, 5/2014-12/2014
Perception of auditory size
 
Fred Rees, IUPUI
CIRMMT Visiting Scholar, 11/2012-12/2012
Music technology
 
Ira Braus, University of Hartford
CIRMMT Visiting Scholar, 9/2012 — 12/2012
Cognitive music theory
 
Lawrence Zbikowski, University of Chicago
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, 1/2011-4/2011
Cogntive music theory
 
Richard Pastore, SUNY Binghamton
CIRMMT Visiting Scholar, 4/2008
Auditory psychophysics
 
Edward Large, Florida Atlantic University
Fulbright Visiting Professor, 9/2006 — 4/2007
Auditory modeling