PhD Student, Cognitive Ethnomusicology
Post-Bacc Certificate in Anthropology, Northwestern University, 2012
BA Music Performance (Trumpet) with a second major in Film Production, University of Notre Dame, 2006
It is my aim to integrate scholarly approaches to music research using ethnographic and empirical methodologies in an attempt to further elucidate the interactions between social and cultural practices, environment, biology, and cognition, all of which operate in an emergent process of musical experience and understanding. Some of my research interests include embodied music cognition; the biology and psychology of music, emotion, and memory; rhythm and entrainment; music's role in the construction and negotiation of identity and social change in Carnival/Festival traditions; the phenomenology of music and movement in public urban spaces, existential ethnomusicology, and the politics and poetics of brass street band performance.
Broze, Y., Paul, B., Allen, E., and Guarna, K. (2014). Polyphonic Voice Multiplicity, Numerosity, and Musical Emotion Perception. Music Perception 32(2): 143-159.
Klyn, N., Will, U., Cheong, Y., Allen, E. (2015). Differential Short Term Memorization for Vocal and Instrumental Rhythms. Memory 27: 1-26.
Klyn, N., Cheong, YJ., Allen, E., and Will, U. (2014). Different Mechanisms for Rhythm Memory in Reproduction and Comparison Tasks. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Seoul, South Korea (2014): 148-153.
Shanahan, D., Allen, E., and Schäfer, T. (In Preparation). Examining the Effect of Environment on Tempo Preference.
Posters and Presentations
Klyn, N., Cheong, YJ., Allen, E.*, and Will, U. (2014). Different Rhythm Memory for Reproduction and Comparison. The 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the 5th Conference for the Asian-Pacific Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music. Yonsei University. Seoul, South Korea. (4-8 August 2014).
Shanahan, D. and Allen, E. (2013). Using Big Data to Examine the Effect of Environment on Listening Habits. 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Indianapolis, IN (14-17 November 2013).
Borland, K., Allen, E., Baldwin, A., Bissler, M., Fan, Y., Saltsman, T., Tobin, E., Wishkowski, R. (2013). Filming the Mayo Ya Festival: Report and Footage from the 2013 Ethnographic Field School in Bluefields, Nicaragua. American Folklore Society 2013 Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. (16-19 October 2013). [Panel]
Klyn, N., Allen, E.*, Cheong, Y., and Will, U. (2013). Differential Short Term Memorization for Vocal and Instrumental Rhythms. Society for Music Perception and Cognition Annual Conference. Ryerson University. Toronto, Canada (8-11 August 2013).
Shanahan, D. and Allen, E. (2013). A Tale of Forty Cities: The Effect of Population Density on Preferred Tempo. Society for Music Perception and Cognition Annual Conference. Ryerson University. Toronto, Canada (8-11 August 2013).
Allen, E. and Shanahan, D. (2013). Examining the Effect of Environment on Tempo Preference. Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference. College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH (12-13 April 2013).
Shanahan, D. and Allen, E. (2013). Using APIs to Determine the Effect of Environment on Listening Habits. Joint Annual Meeting of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and ICTM-Ireland. Queen’s University Belfast. Belfast, Ireland (4-7 April 2013).