Stefanie Acevedo (BM Music Composition ‘08) is currently an entering fourth year doctoral student in music theory at Yale University. Her dissertation project entails identifying how analyzed musical patterns align with conceptualizations of the same musical material. The project will compare brain responses (captured via electroencelography or EEG) to analyses from the literature and her own computational analysis of the McGill Billboard Corpus (selected songs from the Billboard Top 100 from 1955 to 1989).
Acevedo holds two master’s degrees, one in music theory from Bowling Green State University and one in psychology from the University at Buffalo. She has presented at numerous domestic and international conferences including the Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, the Society for Music Theory Annual Conference and the European Music Analysis Conference. Acevedo is an active member in various organizations, including the Society for Music Theory (SMT), the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) and the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC).