RESEARCH

 
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As a musicologist, Libby likes to combine her passion for music cognition with her studies in musicology. Her research is shaped by an interdisciplinary approach; combining an interest in both empirical and theoretical writing, she uses both to investigate music composition, performance, and consumption as a behaviour. She is currently a Ph.D. student in musicology, cognitive collaboration, at the University of Western Ontario. Her developing dissertation focuses on recorded music, technology, and autobiographical memory.

Education
Research Work 
2022
Merit, not Genius: The Problem of Romanticized Disabilities and the Genius of Blind Boone

 
2021
Interim Director, Budds Center for American Music Studies

Co-Author:

- 200 Memorable Missouri Musical Moments: Commentary,

  Historical Photographs, & Video Clips

 

Editor:

- A Thematic Catalogue & Performance Chronicle 

  of the Music of John Cheetham

Archival Manager for the Budds Center School of Music Archive

2020

Research Assistant for the Budds Center for American Music Studies

Conditioning the Musical Ear: The Effects of 20th-century Sample Based Music on the Sound-to-Music Illusion (Ongoing)

When Theories of Psychology and Music Intersect: A Case Study in Schoenberg, Dutilleux, and Lansky 

2019

Schema-Based Education and the Composition Student: Considerations in Primary Composition Education

Prescription Sound: An Introduction to Ethnomusicology

2018

Freudian Theory in Sound: Psychoanalysis and the Music of Weimar Germany

 

The University of Missouri
2017-2020

 

  • M.A. Musicology (2020)

  • M.M. Composition (2019)

 

 

Belhaven University

2010-2014

 

  • B.A. in Music (Composition)

Memberships
  • American Musicological Society (2019-)

 

  • Society for Music Perception and Cognition (2020-)