Researcher

Professor Emery Schubert

My Expertise

emotion and music; scientific study of music aesthetics

Field of Research (FoR)

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My Qualifications

PhD


My Awards

Since 2004:

ARC Future Fellow 2012-2016
ARC Austrailan Research Fellow 2004-2008

UNSW Arc Postgraduate Council (PGC) Supervisor Award 2018

UNSW Arc Postgraduate Council (PGC) Supervisor Award 2016


My Research Supervision


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My Qualifications

PhD


My Awards

Since 2004:

ARC Future Fellow 2012-2016
ARC Austrailan Research Fellow 2004-2008

UNSW Arc Postgraduate Council (PGC) Supervisor Award 2018

UNSW Arc Postgraduate Council (PGC) Supervisor Award 2016


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

At the broadest level, I supervised projects related to music and psychology.  My students receive special support through automatic membership of the Empirical Musicology Laboratory, which provides them (1) with resources for conducting world class empirical investigations through the lab itself, in addition to various other spaces (recording studios, music technology laboratories, performance spaces etc.), specialist equipment, as well as (2) the Empirical Musicology research group where ideas and knowledge are shared and developed among members (students, staff and invited guests).  Graduating students have had great success in finding or returning to careers.  I have received supervision excellence awards.

Students have studied a wide range of topics with me.  The summary below is not exhaustive.

Broad area

Topic

Creativity

Computer composition of music

 

Synaesthesia, mental health and creativity

Music education

Motivation to play music

Music perception

Cross cultural communication of emotion in music

 

Music and emotion

 

Music and preference

 

Music and spirituality

 

Tracking emotional responses to music 

 

Why can music be relaxing?

 

Perception of film music

Music performance

Communication of conducting gestures

 

Decision making in music performance

 

Strategies used by elite musicians

 

Use of singer’s formant and vibrato in different styles of singing

 

What does it mean to be a musician?

Music, health and wellbeing

Music and depression

 

Music and People with Dementia

 

Music Performance Anxiety reduction

 

Uses of background music


Currently supervising

In 2019 I supervised 4 postgraduate students and 3 honours.

If you are interested honours or postgraduate research in music psychology or a related area, and have sufficient qualifications, you are warmly invited to contact me.  Scholarships may also be available.


My Teaching

Since 2017:
MUSC3102 - Psychology of Music
GENT0508 - Music on My Mind: Psychology and music
MUSC1604  Western Music: a Panorama
Guest lectures in Performance Laboratory classes.

In 2019:
MUSC4706 Music Ensembles

In 2017:
MUSC1603 - Materials and Structures 2

Past courses include:
MUSC2332 - Electronic Music
MUSC2113 - The Function of Music in Film (Dr John Peterson convener)
MUSC5138 - Method and Techniques (no longer available)
University of New South Wales Orchestra (replaced by MUSC4706 Music Ensembles)

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Location

101, Level 1 Robert Webster

Contact

+61 2 9385 6808