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Music Research Approach

The music faculty at Northeastern maintains a distinguished record of global research initiatives, publications, presentations at national and international conferences, performances and of newly composed works.

Recent books by our faculty have been published by the University of Chicago Press and Oxford University Press, along with composition premieres and scholarly presentations throughout Europe, Asia, and North America—and with many more upcoming.

The distinctive feature of our faculty’s work is its unique embrace of transdisciplinary scholarship and creative output, with projects and publications that transcend boundaries between history, ethnography, music technology, music industry, social justice, and individual psychology.

Our Work

Research Contacts. Please contact us with any questions about current or future research projects at CAMD.

In The News


An interactive capstone, based on her family's past

Fourth-year student Andie Weiner was recently named the Gideon Klein Scholar, awarding her $5,000 for her research into her family's history in the Netherlands in the shadow of the Nazis.

January 24, 2024


How to manage a music sensation

Drew Simmons attended the music industry program at Northeastern. Learn about his journey in the music industry and how he started managing Noah Kahan.

January 24, 2024

Brooke Foucault Welles
Communication Studies

How #FreeBritney spread its message

In April 2019, the hashtag #FreeBritney, calling for the lifting of pop star Britney Spears' conservatorship, emerged on X/Twitter. Within two years, the campaign would effectively help shift the narrative around Spears.

January 10, 2024


Ilya Vidrin awarded Knight Foundation grant

CAMD professor Ilya Vidrin combines his background as a dancer and choreographer with his experience in neuroscience and robotics to help design biofeedback technology and explore meaning through physical movement.

January 8, 2024