Music Theory and Music Cognition: A conference in honor of Fred Lerdahl

Friday, March 23, 2018 Maison Française (Buell Hall)

Fred Lerdahl's thought has exercised a widespread influence on music theory and music cognition as well as informing the analysis of music in the tonal repertoire and beyond. A conference organized in his honor by the Department of Music at Columbia University will present recent work based on and related to the theoretical work of Fred Lerdahl as well as its applicability to various areas of research and musical practice. Speakers will include Ray Jackendoff, Carol Krumhansl, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, and David Temperley.


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    Ray Jackendoff

    Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy; Emeritus Co-director, Center for Cognitive Studies

    Tufts University

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    Carol Krumhansl

    Professor of Psychology

    Cornell University

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    Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

    Author; Director of Music Cognition Lab

    University of Arkansas

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    David Temperley

    Professor of Music Theory

    Eastman School of Music


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