Emily Graber

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Email: egraber@allegheny.edu
Fax: (814) 332-2883
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Professional Title/s

Assistant Professor

Faculty Credentials

B.M.A. University of Michigan, Violin Performance; B.S., University of Michigan, Interdisciplinary Physics; Ph.D., Stanford University, Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics

Biographical Information

Research Interests

My research focuses on augmenting enjoyment of contemporary classical music with interactive music installations. I also measure the experience of the listeners and carry out music perception and cognition studies. I previously studied violin performance and physics at the University of Michigan, then received my PhD at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics in 2018. My doctoral research focused on how performers and listeners anticipate and experience musical tempo changes, and the neural signatures of those processes. Following my PhD, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, where I examined how interactive musical training assists in rehabilitating speech processing in deaf adults with cochlear implants. Most recently, I was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at IRCAM (Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique). My project, EAR Stretch, focused on increasing enjoyment of contemporary music on disklavier through active tempo control with a bespoke conductor interface, utilizing sensorimotor synchronization to enhance predictions.

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Office Hours – Fall 2023

  • Monday: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: 11:15am – 12:45pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am – 11:30am & 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Friday: None

Or by appointment.