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Sarah Louden

Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Theory

Music and Performing Arts Professions

(212) 998-5769

Sarah Louden is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory. She holds a Ph.D. in music theory from the University at Buffalo SUNY, a M.M. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a B.M. in music performance from Concordia College Moorhead. Her research focuses on the intersection of music, cognitive neuroscience, and multisensory perception. She studies the influence of sensory perception on a broad range of musical topics, including multimedia analysis, music theory pedagogy, contemporary music analysis, and performance. Her dissertation, entitled “Cross-Sensory Perception in Music and Visual Media: A Neuro-Cognitive Approach to Cross-Domain Mapping in Multimedia,” received the distinguished dissertation award from the University of Buffalo in 2018. Louden has an upcoming chapter in Music and Sound in Action Film: Sounds Like Action! (Routledge) and is a founding editor of Mosaic: Journal of Music Research.