Madeline Kushan Graduate Student: Musicology

Madeline Kushan is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology focusing on music cognition. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience with certificates in Vocal Consort Singing and Cognitive Science from Princeton University in 2020. As a graduate student, Madeline has been involved in many projects in the Music Cognition Lab led by Elizabeth Margulis. Her dissertation investigates the allocation of auditory attention during ensemble singing. It considers the effects of score type and expertise on attention and subsequent social bonding and performance quality. This research stems from her love for ensemble singing, having sung in several choirs at Princeton University and in the D.C. area. Outside of research and singing, Madeline is passionate about teaching and mentoring. She serves as a member of the Music Mentoring Program and is a Community College Teaching Fellow.

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