SGSI07 Music and Human Behavior

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Stanford Graduate Summer Institute

SGSI Summer course in Musical Behavior

  • Place: Wallenberg Hall (tentative)

Course outline

  • Sunday 9/16 dinner and concert
  • Monday 9/17 The Anatomy of Musical Hearing
  • Tuesday 9/18 Learning and Memory
  • Wednesday 9/19 Expectations
  • Thursday 9/20 Timing and temporal structures
  • Friday 9/21 Affect and emotion


  • 9/16 Haydn, String Quartet op. 54, no. 2. Beethoven, string Quartet, op. 132
  • 9/18 Wagner, Tannhauser (tentative)
  • 9/19 Schubert, String Quintet, C major (tentative)


  • Krumhansl, C. L. 1990. Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch. New York: Oxford University Press, pp.16-31.
  • Krumhansl. C.L. 2002. Music: A Link Between Cognition and Emotion
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science. Vol. 11 Issue 2 Page 45 April 2002
  • Krumhansl, C.L. 1996. A perceptual analysis of Mozart's Piano Sonata K. 282: Segmentation, tension, and musical ideas. Music Perception 13 (3):401-432.

Pre-course assignment

Please answer the following and e-mail your responses to:

  1. Succinctly describe what you hope to get out of this course and what you feel you can contribute.
  2. List five questions regarding music and human musical behavior that you would like to pursue in depth during the week of the summer course.