Assistant Professor of Music Theory
297 Music & Dramatic Arts Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Daniel Shanahan’s research interests include music cognition, computational methods of music analysis, corpus studies, style change in music, the analysis of early-20th century piano music, and jazz analysis. His work can be found in Music Perception, Empirical Musicology Review, Music Theory Online, Theory and Practice, The Journal for the Acoustical Society of America, and The Journal for the Society of Musicology in Ireland. Daniel is currently the Managing Editor of Empirical Musicology Review, and he was the Chair of the 2013 Midwestern Music Cognition Symposium.
Daniel earned his PhD from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, where his dissertation focused on the nature of expectation and attraction in Debussy’s Préludes. Before coming to LSU, he taught courses in music theory, music cognition, and music history at the University of Virginia. Previously, Daniel was a post-doctoral fellow in the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Lab at Ohio State University, where he worked with David Huron. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music.