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Caitlyn Trevor

Caitlyn Trevor is a 2nd year PhD student in Music Theory and a 2nd year MM student in Cello Performance at Ohio State University. She is a Music Theory and Aural Skills TA and works with David Huron on music cognition research. Her research interests include film music (particularly scary film music) and performance practices and decision making, especially for string players. 

EDUCATION:

MA in Music Theory                                                   Ohio State University                                                   May 2016

BA in Music                                                                                                                     Illinois Wesleyan University                                                                                            May 2014                                                                                          

PUBLICATIONS:

Huron, D. & Trevor C. (2016). “Are stopped strings preferred in sad music?” Empirical Musicology Review, 11(2), 261-269.

Trevor, C & Huron, D. (2016). “Animated performance; ‘better’ music means larger movements.” Proceedings for the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA. 

Trevor, C & Huron, D. (2016).“Are stopped strings preferred in sad music?” Proceedings for the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA.

Trevor, C & Plazak J. (2016). " Imprinting emotion on music: transferring affective information from sight to sound." Proceedings for the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA, 265-268.

Trevor, C. (2016). Three Studies of Emotional Cues in Instrumental Music Inspired by Acoustical Cues in Vocal Affect (Masters thesis, The Ohio State University).

PRESENTATIONS:

Trevor, C. “Eye Tracking Horror Music: Studying the affective information of drone tones.” RMC Interdisciplinary Methods Festival, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (July 2017).

Trevor, C. “The emotional flexibility of “On the Nature of Daylight” by Max Richter; An analysis of its ambiguous use in film”. The Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York, NY (May 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance; ‘better’ music means larger movements.” The Hayes Graduate Research Forum, Columbus, OH (March 2017).

Trevor, C. “Finishing the picture: The subtler moments of Bernard Herrmann’s score for Psycho”. The International Association for Popular Music Conference, US, Cleveland, OH (February 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Are stopped strings preferred in sad music?” The International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA (July 2016).

Trevor, C. “Doubled Tragic Affect: The Emotional Transferability Of Vesper’s Theme In The Film Casino Royale”. The Society of Music Theory Annual Meeting, Film and Multimedia Interest Group, Lightning Talks, St. Louis, MO (November 2015).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Are stopped strings preferred in sad music?” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Nashville, TN (August 2015).

Trevor, C & Plazak, J. "The voice of silent films; passing affective information from sight to sound." John Wesley Powell Research Conference, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (April 2014).

Trevor, C. "Featured Composition: 'Prague'." John Wesley Powell Research Conference, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (April 2014).

Trevor, C. "Featured Composition: 'Bringing Up Baby'." John Wesley Powell Research Conference, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (April 2011).

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Trevor, C. "Signaling Fear in Horror Movie Soundtracks: The Use of Acoustic Features of Human Screams." The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Mt. Sterling, OH (Anticipated August 2017). 

Trevor, C. “Signaling Fear in Horror Movie Soundtracks: The Use of Acoustic Features of Human Screams.” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, San Diego, CA (Anticipated July 2017).

Huron, D., Shanahan, E., Amarasinghe, Y., Bishop, S., Brinkman, A., Hansen, N. C., Harris, B., Lee, J., Le ́veille ́ Gauvin, H., Reed, A., Reymore, L., Trevor, C., & Warrenburg, L. “Are there universal melodic tendencies? Testing fifteen purported characteristics of melodies.” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, San Diego, CA (Anticipated July 2017). 

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance; ‘better’ music means larger movements.” The American String Teachers Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (March 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “The role of string register in affective performance choices”. The American String Teachers Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (March 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance; ‘better’ music means larger movements.” The International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA (July 2016).

Trevor, C & Plazak J. " Imprinting emotion on music: transferring affective information from sight to sound." International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA (July 2016).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance; ‘better’ music means larger movements.” The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Mt. Sterling, OH (September 2015).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Are Humoresques humorous? On the acoustic similarity between laughter and staccato.” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Nashville, TN (August 2015).

Trevor, C & Yim, G. “An album cover rainbow: examining emotional connections between exposure levels, color temperatures, and musical affect.” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Nashville, TN (August 2015).

Trevor, C & Plazak J. "The voice of silent films; passing affective information from sight to sound." The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, CA (August 2013). 

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