Caitlyn Trevor

Caitlyn Trevor is a Graduate Teaching Associate and PhD student at Ohio State University. She received her Masters of Music in Cello Performance in August. Previously, she received her Masters of the Arts for Music Theory in 2016 from Ohio State University and her Bachelors of Arts in Music in 2014 from Illinois Wesleyan University. She also conducts empirical studies in music cognition with the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory headed by David Huron and teaches undergraduate Music Theory courses at Ohio State University. She has been playing cello since 2003 and is passionate about performing and teaching the instrument. She is also a composer, especially for theater and film, and is a part of the OSU Sonic Arts Ensemble.

Research interests: music perception, affective neuroscience, vocal affective cues, scary film music, music and emotion, performance decision making

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Article

Huron, D. & Trevor C. (2016). “Are stopped strings preferred in sad music?” Empirical Musicology Review, 11(2), 261–269.

Journal Articles in Press

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance: ‘Better’ music means larger movements.” Music Theory Online.

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Are Humoresques Humorous? On the Acoustic Similarity Between Laughter and Staccato.” Empirical Musicology Review.

Conference Proceedings

Trevor, C & Huron, D. (2016). “Animated performance: ‘better’ music means larger movements.” Proceedings for the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA, 420–423.

Trevor, C & Huron, D. (2016).“Are stopped strings preferred in sad music?” Proceedings for the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA, 578–581.

Trevor, C & Plazak J. (2016). “Imprinting emotion on music: transferring affective information from sight to sound.” Proceedings for the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA, 265–268.

LIST OF PRESENTATIONS:

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

Trevor, C. & Huron, D. “Animated performance: ‘Better’ music means larger movements.” Music Graduate Students’ Conference at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (Accepted for Presentation in October 2019).

Trevor, C., Huron, D., & Devaney, J. “The Expressive Role of String Register: An Ethological Examination of Fingering Choices in Classical String Instrument Playing.” The International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, Graz, Austria (July 2018).

Trevor, C. “Screaming strings and looming drones: Ethological perspectives on music for terror and suspense in film.” The Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York, NY (May 2018).

Trevor, C. “A new Barber’s Adagio for Strings in film; the valuable ambiguity of ‘On the Nature of Daylight’ by Max Richter.” College Music Society Great Lakes Regional Conference, Westerville, OH (April 2018).

Trevor, C. & Yackley, A. “Navigating the ‘blacktop’: Aural Skills for Upper Position Playing on Lower Strings.” The American String Teachers Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, (March 2018).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “The role of string register in affective performance choices.” The Hayes Graduate Research Forum, Columbus, OH (March 2018).

Trevor, C. “Eye Tracking Horror Music: Studying the affective information of drone tones.” RMC Interdisciplinary Methods Festival, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (July 2017).

Trevor, C. “The emotional flexibility of “On the Nature of Daylight” by Max Richter; An analysis of its ambiguous use in film”. The Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York, NY (May 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance: ‘better’ music means larger movements.” The Hayes Graduate Research Forum, Columbus, OH (March 2017).

Trevor, C. “Finishing the picture: The subtler moments of Bernard Herrmann’s score for Psycho”. The International Association for Popular Music Conference, US, Cleveland, OH (February 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Are stopped strings preferred in sad music?” The International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA (July 2016).

Trevor, C. “Doubled Tragic Affect: The Emotional Transferability Of Vesper’s Theme In The Film Casino Royale”. The Society of Music Theory Annual Meeting, Film and Multimedia Interest Group, Lightning Talks, St. Louis, MO (November 2015).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Are stopped strings preferred in sad music?” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Nashville, TN (August 2015).

Trevor, C & Plazak, J. “The voice of silent films; passing affective information from sight to sound.” John Wesley Powell Research Conference, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (April 2014).

Trevor, C. “Featured Composition: ‘Prague’.” John Wesley Powell Research Conference, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (April 2014).

Trevor, C. “Featured Composition: ‘Bringing Up Baby’.” John Wesley Powell Research Conference, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (April 2011).

 RESEARCH POSTERS

Trevor, C. “Investigating the Suspenseful Potential of Drone Tones Using Ambiguous Images.” The International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, Graz, Austria (July 2018).

Trevor, C., Huron, D., Feth, L., & Arnal, L. “The Screaming Strings of the Silver Screen: Signaling Fear with the Use of Acoustic Features of Human Screams.” The International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, Graz, Austria (July 2018).

Trevor, C. “Signaling Fear in Horror Movie Soundtracks: The Use of Acoustic Features of Human Screams.” The Society of Music Theory Annual Meeting, Music Informatics Group Poster Session, Arlington, VA (November 2017).

Trevor, C. “Signaling Fear in Horror Movie Soundtracks: The Use of Acoustic Features of Human Screams.” The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Mt. Sterling, OH (August 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance: ‘better’ music means larger movements.” The American String Teachers Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (March 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “The role of string register in affective performance choices”. The American String Teachers Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (March 2017).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance: ‘better’ music means larger movements.” The International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA (July 2016).

Trevor, C & Plazak J. ” Imprinting emotion on music: transferring affective information from sight to sound.” International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA (July 2016).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Animated performance: ‘better’ music means larger movements.” The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Mt. Sterling, OH (September 2015).

Trevor, C & Huron, D. “Are Humoresques humorous? On the acoustic similarity between laughter and staccato.” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Nashville, TN (August 2015).

Trevor, C & Yim, G. “An album cover rainbow: examining emotional connections between exposure levels, color temperatures, and musical affect.” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Nashville, TN (August 2015).

Trevor, C & Plazak J. “The voice of silent films; passing affective information from sight to sound.” The Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, CA (August 2013).