Max Delle Grazie (Graduate) is a first-year M.Sc student currently working in the Maple lab on the Emotional Piano Project. Max recently completed his B.A (’21) in Music at McMaster. His main research interests are the perceptual concequences of varying musical acoustic cues, as well as how composers varied their cue use across history. By combining knowledge from the fields of music theory and psychology, Max hopes to elucidate the connections between expressive patterns in music and listener’s emotional responses.
Awards and Recognitions
SSHRC CGS-M (2021-2022)
Meriam School of Music Scholarship (2020)
Norman N. Caskey Memorial Prize (2019-2020)
Waller Family Music Scholarship (2019)
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.
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.