SMA Student Representatives help the committee discover what sort of workshops, seminars and conferences are of interest to emerging scholars, and take a lead role in organising and developing our programme of student events. Profiles of the Student Representatives are given below.


Anna Kent-Muller

Anna is a doctoral candidate in Music and Web Science at the University of Southampton, under the supervision of David Bretherton and Nicholas Gibbins. Her research proposes that score-based musical analysis can provide a more useful similarity comparison than audio analysis in similarity recommendation. Here she proposes objective techniques of analysis to provide a measure of similarity between two pieces of music.

Anna’s passion for our field is shown through her involvement with the community. Currently, she represents music postgraduate researchers on Southampton music department’s student staff liaison committee. In 2016, Anna was awarded an AHRC transforming digital musicology scholarship to attend the digital humanities oxford summer school to further investigate the use of digital technologies in music research. In Oct 2017, she presented her first conference paper, ‘Big Musicology: A Framework for transformation’ as part of the Digital libraries for musicology workshop, a satellite event of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference in Suzhou, China. She has upcoming work for the RMA student conference (Jan 2018), and has been invited to present at DANS (Jan 2018), the Netherlands institute for the permanent access to digital research resources, as part of their humanities project CLARIAH.

Yvonne Teo

Yvonne TeoYvonne is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Music at Durham University, under the supervision of Julian Horton and Tuomas Eerola. Her research investigates the amalgamation of three distinct theories – Schenkerian Method, Neo-Riemannian Theory and Set Theory – into a hybrid model to analyse early twentieth-century works. She is also working towards bridging the divide between performance and music analysis through an investigation into music perception and cognition.

Hailing from Australia, Yvonne holds a first class honours MMus in Musicology (2017), from the University of Melbourne, a first class honours BMus in Musicology (2014) and GDipEd (2015) from the University of Queensland. In 2017, Yvonne presented her first paper at the 9th EuroMAC in Strasbourg on the findings of her MMus research – the synthesis of Schenkerian and Neo-Riemannian Theories. Since then, she has continued to particiapate in numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally. These include Música Analytíca, Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale 15th International Music Theory and Analysis Conference, 54th Annual Conference of the RMA, CityMAC, 2018 and 2019 SMA TAGS Conferences. She will be presenting different papers at several upcoming conferences: IMS Intercongressional Symposium (July 2019), SotonMAC (July 2019), 11th Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 (September 2019), SysMus (September 2019).