DMusA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department Chair, Music Studies. Richard Ashley’s research and publications in music cognition focus on expressive performance, musical communication, and long-term memory for music. He is president of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition and a member of the editorial board for the journal Music Perception. He has received two Fulbright grants for research in the Netherlands and grants from National Endowment for the Humanities and U.S. Department of Education. He is a past recipient of the Bienen School of Music Exemplar in Teaching Award. He also teaches in Northwestern’s cognitive science program.