Music Cognition Courses
Visit our map of Music Cognition and Music Psychology Labs to find institutions offering courses in this field.
The syllabi below have been provided by SMPC members and nonmembers who teach courses on music cognition and who responded to our request for course syllabi in early 2011.
Syllabi are organized alphabetically by country, state or province, city, and institution.
The syllabi are based on recently-offered courses. To determine when a course will be taught next, please contact the instructor directly (SMPC does not have this information).
New South Wales
Macquerie University, Music, Mind and Message, Prof. Bill Thompson
McMaster University, Music Cognition, Dr. Steven Brown
McMaster University, Cognitive Development and Music Education, Dr. Michael Schutz
McMaster University, Neuroscience of Music Cognition, Prof. Laurel Trainor
University of Arkansas, Music and Mind, Dr. Elizabeth Margulis
University of California, Santa Barbara, Film Music Cognition (graduate), Prof. John Hajda
University of California, Santa Barbara, Film Music Cognition (undergraduate), Prof. John Hajda
University of California, Santa Barbara, Sound Color: Timbre and Music (graduate), Prof. John Hajda
University of California, Santa Barbara, Sound Color: Timbre and Music (undergraduate), Prof. John Hajda
University of Delaware, Music Cognition, Prof. Evan Bradley
Amherst College, Music Cognition, Prof. Matthew Schulkind
Harvard, Music and Language, Prof. Bob Slevc*
*Note: Prof. Slevc is now at the University of Maryland. He can be reached at slevc @ umd.edu.
Kalamazoo College, Psychology of Music, Prof. Siu-Lan Tan
University of Minnesota, Music Pscyhology, Prof. Scott Lipscomb
Carleton College, The Perception and Cognition of Music, Prof. Justin London
University at Buffalo SUNY, Psychology of Music, Prof. Peter Pfordresher
Purchase College SUNY, Psychology of Music, Prof. Meagan Curtis
Bucknell University, Psychology of Music, Prof. Andrea Halpern
Shenandoah Conservatory, Psychology of Music, Prof .Marina Korsakova-Kreyn