Research by KU Music Faculty
Defining "Hamilton" Secret Superpowers
What is the essential quality that has made “Hamilton” one of the most successful Broadway musicals ever? That was the question Paul Laird, University of Kansas professor of musicology, and his co-author/editor, Mary Jo Lodge, associate professor of theater at Lafayette College, asked themselves.
Music Therapy Interventions for Adult Cancer Care
Cindy Colwell, Director of Music Therapy, and KU alumni Jennifer Fiore published a study in support of the Orff music education approach in therapeutic settings for adult cancer patients.
A Link Between Music and Math/Reading Achievement
Martin Bergee, professor of music education, and KU doctoral student Kevin Weingarten use multilevel modeling to demonstrate associations between music participation in middle school and achievement in reading and math.