Panayotis Mavromatis


Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education

Director of Music Theory

Group: Music Cognition



Panayotis Mavromatis received his B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University in England, his M.A. in Physics from Boston University, and his Ph.D. in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music. His research integrates cognitive science, linguistics and computer science into traditional music disciplines, including Schenkerian theory, history of theory, and post-tonal theory. His current work focuses on the mathematical modeling of musical structure, as well as the computational modeling of musical skill and its acquisition. In one line of research, he developed a computational model of melody in modern Greek church chant and explored its cognitive implications. In another line of research, he pursues the educational applications of his theoretical work using Intelligent Tutoring Systems.