Laboratory Director


Steven J. Morrison, Ph.D.
Professor, Music Education

Dr. Morrison’s research interests include investigating neurological responses to music listening, perceptual and performance aspects of pitch-matching and intonation, and use of expressive gesture and modeling in ensemble teaching. His research also includes music preference and the variability of musical responses across diverse cultural contexts.

Dr. Morrison’s articles have appeared in Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Music Perception. Along with colleague Steven M. Demorest, his research into music and brain function has appeared in Neuroimage, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Progress in Brain Research and The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Morrison currently serves as Editor of the Journal of Research in Music Education.