cameron anderson

Cam’s research connects theoretical investigations of music’s historic changes with psychological explorations of its perceived meaning. His interdisciplinary projects have focused on how changes in musical expression throughout history affect composers’ musical choices, as well as listeners’ perceptions of music’s conveyed emotion. He has also contributed to work exploring how musical considerations can improve the design of auditory alarms in medical environments. As a graduate resident of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, Cam is developing interactive tools for identifying expressive patterns in compositions by historically influential composers. Cam holds a Bachelor of Music (Music Cognition spec.) and is beginning a Ph.D. in the department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour at McMaster University.

 

 

Awards and Recognitions

 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2021-2022)

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship (2020-2021)

The Waller Family Music Scholarship (2018, 2017)

 

Publications

  Anderson, C.J., & Schutz, M. (in press). Exploring Historic Changes in Musical Communication: Deconstructing Emotional Cues in Preludes by Bach and Chopin. Psychology of Music.
  Kelly, B.O., Anderson, C.J., & Schutz, M. (in press). Exploring Changes in the Emotional Classification of Music Between Eras. Auditory Perception & Cognition.
webpage Foley, L., Anderson, C. J., & Schutz, M. (2020). Re-Sounding Alarms: Designing Ergonomic Auditory Interfaces by Embracing Musical Insights. Healthcare, 8(4), 389. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040389
 

Conference Presentations

 

Anderson, C. J. (2021, March). Analyzing Expressive Differences in Historic Prelude Sets Using Cluster Analysis (Video Poster Presentation). Presented at Future Directions of Music Cognition, Ohio State University. Virtual Conference. Retrieved from osf.io/qbz7g

Kelly, B., Anderson, C.J., & Schutz M (2021, March). Changing Musical Categorizations Between Eras (Talk). Presented at Future Directions of Music Cognition, Ohio State University. Virtual Conference.

Anderson, C.J. & Schutz, M. (2020, December). The Emotional Implications of Acoustic Nuance in Preludes by Bach and Chopin. (Poster). Presented at 16th Annual McMaster NeuroMusic Conference. Hamilton, Canada.

Kelly, B.O., Anderson, C.J. & Schutz, M. (2020, December). Shifts in the Perceptual Categorization of Music between Eras. (Poster). Presented at 16th Annual McMaster NeuroMusic Conference. Hamilton, Canada.

Delle Grazie, M., Anderson, C.J. & Schutz, M. (2020, December). Exploring Historical Changes in Musical Cues Through Cluster Analysis. (Poster). Presented at 16th Annual McMaster NeuroMusic Conference. Hamilton, Canada.

Anderson, C.J. & Schutz, M. (2020, December). Acoustic Elements in Emotion Expression (Talk). Presented at 19th Annual Auditory Perception and Cognition Action Meeting. Virtual Conference.

Delle Grazie, M. Anderson, C.J., & Schutz M (2020, December). Mapping Acoustic cues to Emotional Responses: Exploring Musical Cues Through Cluster Analysis (Poster). Presented at 19th Annual Auditory Perception and Cognition Action Meeting. Virtual Conference.

Kelly, B., Anderson, C.J., & Schutz M (2020, December). Perceptual Categorization of Music between Eras (Poster). Presented at 19th Annual Auditory Perception and Cognition Action Meeting. Virtual Conference.

Anderson, C.J., Kelly, B., & Schutz, M. (2020, February). A Tale of Two Composers: Acoustic Choices Affect Perceived Emotion (Poster). Presented at Lake Ontario Visionary Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Kelly, B., Anderson, C.J., & Schutz M (2020, February). Cue Variance in Perceived Musical Emotion Across Eras. Presented at Lake Ontario Visionary Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Anderson, C.J. & Schutz, M. (2019, November) Historical Changes in Musical Expression (Poster). Presented at 15th Annual NeuroMusic Conference, Hamilton, Canada.

Kelly, B., Anderson, C.J. & Schutz, M. (2019, November) Perceived Emotion Across Musical Eras (Poster). Presented at 15th Annual NeuroMusic Conference, Hamilton, Canada.

Sreetharan, S., Anderson, C.J., Schlesinger, S., & Schutz, M (2019, August). Investigating the role of timbre on melodic alarm recognizability (Talk). Presented at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. New York University, New York.

Anderson, C.J., Sreetharan, S. & Schutz, M (2019, March). How Changes in Timbre Affect the Annoyance and Recognition of Melodic Alarms. Presented at Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Undergraduate Thesis Poster Session. McMaster University.

Anderson, C.J., Sreetharan, S. & Schutz, M (2019, February). Examining Melodic Alarm Recognition Accuracy Across Contrasting Timbres (Poster). Presented at Lake Ontario Visionary Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Anderson, C.J., Sreetharan, S. & Schutz, M (2018, November). Exploring the effect of timbre on melodic alarm recognition (Poster). Presented at 14th Annual McMaster NeuroMusic Conference. Hamilton, Canada.

Anderson, C.J. & Schutz, M. (2018, November). Can Musical Cues Improve Auditory Alarms in the I.C.U.? (Poster). Presented at McMaster Innovation Showcase: The Future is Here. Hamilton, Canada.