Doctoral Document

My doctoral work was generously funded by a grant from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, which allowed me to compare the acoustic properties of a variety of viola string brands. I recorded each string on four different violas and analyzed the harmonic spectra produced by each type of string. This allowed a quantitative comparison of the sound quality of different strings. The full text of the document and the recordings are available online.

Fugue Analyis with Hidden Markov Models

A paper on a project I did for a graduate computer science course. See Software Projects.

Analysis of Early Primrose Recordings with Software Tools

A detailed look at some early recordings by the violist William Primrose. I transferred the old 78 recordings to digital format, then used Audacity help pick them apart for analysis.