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Richard Parncutt

Current and recent functions 

  • Professor of Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Austria (since 1998)
  • Director of the Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz (since 2009)
  • Chair of the 15th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition combined with 10th triennial conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ICMPC15/ESCOM10), Graz, Montreal, La Plata, Sydney (23-28 July 2018)
  • President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM, 2015-2018)


  • Bachelor's degrees in Music and Science, University of Melbourne, Australia (1981)
  • Honours (Master's) degree in Physics, University of New England (UNE), Australia (1982)
  • Interdisciplinary PhD in psychology, music and physics (UNE) with supervisors Catherine Ellis (music), Neville Fletcher (physics), William G. Noble (psychology) (1987)

Research themes

  • musical structure (pitch, consonance, harmony, tonality, tension, rhythm, meter, accent)
  • music performance (psychology, piano, applications)
  • origins of tonality and of music
  • musicological interdisciplinarity

Disciplines addressed 

  • Music psychology, music theory, music acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound and music computing, music information retrieval, music sociology, music philosophy, music history, ethnomusicology, music education

Publishers and journals

  • Books with Springer and Oxford
  • First or only author of contributions to Music Perception, Musicae Scientiae, Perception & Psychophysics, Journal of New Music Research, Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, Music Performance Research, Australian Journal of Psychology, Contemporary Music Review, Perspectives of New Music, Jahrbuch Musikpsychologie, Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale, Scottish Music Review

Journal board membership (past or present)

  • Jahrbuch Musikpsychologie, Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, Journal of New Music Research, Music Perception, Music Performance Research, Musica Humana, Musicae Scientiae, Music Theory Online, Musicology Australia, Psychology of Music, Research Studies in Music Education, Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, Systematische Musikwissenschaft

Anonymous peer review of journal submissions

  • Acta Acustica, Acta Psychologica, Attention Perception & Psychophysics, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, British Journal of Psychology, Cognitive Science, Connection Science, Contemporary Music Review, Cortex, Emotion, Empirical Musicology Review, Frontiers in Neuroscience, i-Perception, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of the Royal Music Association, Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, Music and Science, Nature Scientific Reports, Personality and Individual Differences, Psychophysiology, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Perception& Psychophysics, Personality and Individual Differences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Research, Psychological Review, Psychology of Music, Psychomusicology, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Revue Musicale OICRM, Research Studies in Music Education, Royal Society Open Science, Scottish Music Review

Conference/journal co-creation/organisation 

  • Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies (JIMS since 2007)
  • Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM series since 2004)
  • Conference on Applied Interculturality Research (cAIR, 2010, 2012)
  • International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus series since 2008)
  • Global Arts and Psychology Seminar (GAPS 2017, semi-virtual, multi-hub)

Past positions

  • Predoc researcher with Ernst Terhardt (Munich, 1982-1983).
  • Postdoc researcher with Johan Sundberg (Stockholm, 1989-1990), Annabel Cohen (Halifax, Canada, 1991-93), Al Bregman (Montreal, 1993-94), and John Sloboda (Keele, England, 1994-1996)
  • Lecturer in Music Psychology and Psychoacoustics, Department of Psychology, Keele University (1986-1988)

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Richard Parncutt

Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Richard Parncutt Centre for Systematic Musicology

Merangasse 70
8010 Graz, Austria

Telefon:+43 316 380 - 8161

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