Presenter: Professor Mark Schmuckler
Title of Presentation: Abstraction as a fundamental psychological process in musical behavior
3:15 to 4:45 pm in Room 217, 80 Queen's Park
Free and open to the public.
Mark Schmuckler received his undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Binghamton, earning degrees in music and psychology, and his graduate training at Cornell University, where he studied with Carol Krumhansl, working on musical tonality, and with Eleanor Gibson, doing research in perceptual and perceptual-motor development. After a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia, Dr. Schmuckler began as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His work focuses on the psychological processes underlying the apprehension of pitch structure in music, exploring formal models of pitch structure, the inter-relation between pitch structure and other musical dimensions, and the impact of pitch structure on musical processing and performance. Professor Schmuckler has served as an Associate Editor for the journal Music Perception, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain. Professor Schmuckler is also currently serving as the Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, at UTSC.