Richard Randall is Associate Professor (Cooper-Siegel Chair) of Music Theory at Carnegie Mellon University and Director of the Music Cognition Lab. He holds a faculty appointment at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) and is a researcher at CMU's Scientific Imaging and Brain Research Center and University of Pittsburgh's Brain Mapping Center. A native of Washington DC, Randall received his PhD in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester) in 2006. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Tufts University, and was a Fellow at the Mannes Institute (2009: Music and the Mind). He has presented his research at the Society for Neuroscience, International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Society for Music Perception and Cognition, and the Society for Music Theory. His research is supported by a UPMC MEG Seed-Fund Grant, a Rothberg Research Award in Human Brain Imaging, BrainHub ProSEED Grant, and a Berkman Faculty Grant. He is the recipient of a three-year Media Initiative Grant (2011-2014) from the Center for the Arts in Society. This grant support the Listening Spaces Project, which seeks to understand the overwhelming impact technology has had on our social and personal interactions with music.

Randall's CV and Publications can be found HERE.


Adam S. Greenberg. Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Anto Bagic. Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Chief, Epilepsy Division, UPMC Director, University of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (UPCEC)

Laurie Heller. Associate Teaching Professor of Psychology; CMU Director, Auditory Perception Lab

Lori Holt. Professor of Psychology; CMU Director, Speech Perception and Learning Lab

Bilal Khan. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science; John Jay College, CUNY

Ajay Niranjan. Director, UPMC Brain Mapping Center



Carnegie Mellon School of Music

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Scientific Imagine and Brain Research Center

UPMC Brain Mapping Center

STUDIO for Creative Inquiry