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Dr. Richard Randall

Associate Professor of Music Theory

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Richard Randall earned a BM in Theoretical Studies (with Distinction in Performance) from New England Conservatory of Music, an MA in Music Theory from Queens College of the City University of New York, and a PhD from University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music. 

Randall's research ranges from music perception and cognition, mathematical modeling, philosophy of music theory, Schenkerian analysis, style analysis, and twentieth-century music analysis. He has presented papers at conferences for the Society for Music Theory, the Music Theory Society of New York State, American Mathematical Society, International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, and the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. Recent publications include "Similarity Measures for Tonal Models" (2006) and "Lerdahl's Tonal Pitch Space Model and Associated Metric Spaces" (2010).

He is a fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry and has a faculty appointment at the Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition. His research is supported by a Berkman Faculty Development Grant and a Rothberg Brain Imaging Award. Prior to his appointment at Carnegie Mellon, Randall held teaching posts at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Tufts University.