Presentations

Invited Talks

2018. Guest host on the So Strangely Podcast, with Finn Upham. “Episode 3: Interactions of Metrical and Tonal Hierarchies with Bryn Hughes and guest Chris White.” <http://sostrangely.com/85/>

2017. “The Effect of Style on Musical Syntax.” UWO Music, Cognition, and The Brain colloquium series. London, ON. 

2014. “The Effect of Backbeat on Tempo Perception in Popular Music” Society for Music Theory, Music Cognition Interest Group, Milwaukee, WI 

2014. With Philip Duker and Anna Gawboy. “Hacking the Music Theory Class: Pedagogical Tools That Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness” College Music Society, St. Louis, MO         

2011. “Harmonic Expectation in Twelve-Bar Blues Progressions” University of Chicago Music Perception and Understanding Workshop, Chicago, IL 

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

2020. With Terrence Gatton and Dominique Vuvan. “Electrophysiological Correlates of  Style-Based Harmonic Expectation.” Future Directions in Music Cognition. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. 

2020. With Terrence Gatton and Dominique Vuvan. “Electrophysiological Correlates of  Style-Based Harmonic Expectation.” Neuroscience and Music VII: Connecting with music across the  lifespan, Aarhus, Denmark. 

2020. With Dominique Vuvan. “Style impacts listeners’ tonal-harmonic representation of Western music.” Canadian University Music Society, London, ON.

2019. With Dominique Vuvan and Rachel L. Chang. “Effect of prime variability on harmonic priming in rock and classical contexts.” Society for Music Perception and Cognition, New York, NY. 

2019. With Dominique Vuvan. “Style Impacts Listeners’ Tonal-Harmonic Representation of Western Music.” Society for Music Perception and Cognition, New York, NY. 

2019. With Dominique Vuvan. “Style Priming Impacts Perception of Tonal Hierarchy.” Canadian University Music Society, Vancouver. BC.

2018. With Dominique Vuvan. “Style Cue Density Affects the Processing of Harmonic Progressions.” 59th Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA

2018. With Lauren Vomberg. “Backbeat Affects Tempo Judgment.” Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science, Banff, AB.        

2018. “Backbeat Affects Tempo Judgment.” Canadian University Music Society, Edmonton, AB.

2018. “Backbeat Affects Tempo Judgment.” International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Montreal, QC

2018. “The Effect of Harmony on the Activation of Phrase Schemata in  Twelve-Bar Blues Progressions.” International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Montreal, QC

2017. With Dominique Vuvan. “Different Musical Styles Engender Different Harmonic Expectancies.” Neuromusic VI, Boston, MA

2017. With Dominique Vuvan. “Different Musical Styles Engender Different Harmonic Expectancies.” Society for Music Perception and Cognition, San Diego, CA

2016. “The Effect of Backbeat on Metrical Hierarchy and Tempo Perception in Rock Music.” Making Time In Music, Oxford, UK

2016. “The Effect of Backbeat on Metrical Hierarchy and Tempo Perception in Rock Music.” AMS Pacific Northwest, Lethbridge, AB 

2015. With J. Daniel Jenkins, Nancy Rogers, and Adrian Childs. “Rethinking the Pedagogy of Post-Tonal Music.” Music Theory Southeast, Greenville, NC.

2013. With Philip Duker, Anna Gawboy, and Kris Shaffer. “Hacking the Music Theory Class: Pedagogical Tools That Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness.” Society for Music Theory, Charlotte, NC 

2012.  “Does Rock Play by its Own Rules? An Empirical Investigation of Harmonic Expectation in Rock Music.” Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Newark, DE

2012. “Does Rock Play by its Own Rules? An Empirical Investigation of Harmonic Expectation in Rock Music.” Music Theory Midwest Ann Arbor, MI.

2012. “Does Rock Play by its Own Rules? An Empirical Investigation of Harmonic Expectation in Rock Music.” Music: Cognition, Technology, Society Ithaca, NY 

2009. “The Effect of Style Priming on Harmonic Expectation.” Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Indianapolis, IN 

2009. “Out With the Old and In With the New, or, out With the New and In With the Old: Voice-Leading Strategies in the First Movement of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir.” Society for Music Theory, Montreal, QC 

2009. “Out With the Old and In With the New, or, out With the New and In With the Old: Voice-Leading Strategies in the First Movement of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir.” Music Theory Southeast, Orlando, FL 

2009. “Out With the Old and In With the New, or, out With the New and In With the Old: Voice-Leading Strategies in the First Movement of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir.”Florida State University Music Theory Forum

2007. “Rock’s Compositional Space.” Music Theory Southeast, Athens, GA

2007. “Rock’s Compositional Space.” South Central Society for Music Theory, Baton Rouge, LA

2007. “Rock’s Compositional Space.” Florida State University Music Theory Forum, Tallahassee, FL 

2006. “Nevermind the Ursatz, Here’s the Recording.” The University of Western Ontario Graduate Student Symposium, London, ON 

2004. “The Use of Sonata Form and Motivic Concentration in the Early Atonal Works of Anton Webern; A Set-theoretical Analysis of Funf Satze fur Streichquartett, Op. 5, No.1.” The University of Western Ontario Graduate Student Symposium, London, ON 

Campus and Departmental Talks

2018. “Music and the Mind.” University of Lethbridge Exploring Fine Arts Day.

2017. “How To Start and Open Access Journal.” University of Lethbridge Open Access Week.

2017. “The Impact of Style on Music Cognition,” University of Lethbridge, 50 Years of Music and Music-Making Symposium. 

2017. “Music and the Mind.” University of Lethbridge Exploring Fine Arts Day.

2016. “Music and the Mind.” University of Lethbridge Exploring Fine Arts Day.

2014. “Using Technology in the College Music Classroom.” MTC Forum, The University of Miami