Richard Ashley

Associate Professor, Music Theory and Cognition

Richard Ashley

DMA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Coordinator, music theory and cognition programRichard Ashley’s research and publications in music cognition focus on expressive performance, musical communication, and long-term memory for music. A founding member of the Society for Music Theory, he has also served as President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. Funding for his research has come from two Fulbright grants to the Netherlands, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Netherlands Science Foundation, and the 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.