Scholars have been using computational methods to address analytical, theoretical, historical, and psychological questions about music since the 1950s. This area of research often involves the examination of large collections of scores (a subfield known as “corpus studies”) and interacts with digital humanists across disciplines.
There is a long history of computational musicology at Ohio State, and the university hosts the field’s main journals, Empirical Musicology Review. The university's vast resources allow for interdisciplinary collaborations with the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, as well as with the Center for Cognitive and Brain Studies researchers interested in Digital Humanities.
Many of the publications related to our work in this field can be found by visiting the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Lab website.
Contact Daniel Shanahan with questions regarding our program.