Richard Randall
Richard Randall

Assistant Professor of Music Theory


Richard Randall is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Carnegie Mellon University and Director of the Music Cognition Lab at CMU. His research focuses on cognitive neuroscience of music, music expectation, mathematical modeling, meta-theory, and traditional analytic methodologies. He is a co-director of Listening Spaces, an interdisciplinary project supported by Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Arts in Society. He holds a faculty appointment with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), is a Fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and is a researcher with the University of Pittsburgh's Brain Mapping Center and CMU's Scientific Imaging and Brain Research Center (SIBR).

Randall's research is supported by a Berkman Faculty Research Award, a Rothberg Award in Human Brain Imaging, a CAS Media Initiative Grant, and a MEG Research Seed Fund Grant. Randall received his Ph.D. in Music Theory from The Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester) in 2006. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Tufts University, and was a Fellow at the Mannes Institute's 2009 Music and the Mind Program. He has presented his research at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, International Conference on Biomagnetism, Society for Music Perception and Cognition, the Society for Music Theory, and numerous regional conferences. He is the only person of the faculty to have dived off a stage.