My research interests center around music perception and cognition as it relates to music teacher/music conductor effectiveness. This is a very broad area of interest which includes effects on attention, affective/emotional response to music, aural acuity/discrimination, and multi-modality processing of music.
Schlegel, A. L. & Lane, J. S. An exploratory study of the effects of various musical contexts on adult amateur musicians’ perception and identification of instrumental timbre. (in-press - Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education)
Schlegel, A. L. (2012). The effects of manipulating attention during listening on undergraduate music majors’ error detection in homophonic and polyphonic excerpts: A pilot study. In Cambourolpouls, E., Tsougras, C., Mavromatis, P., & Pastiadis, K (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (pg. 889-890). Thessaloniki, Greece.
Byo, J. L., Schlegel, A. L., & Clark, N. A. (2011). Effects of stimulus octave and timbre on the tuning accuracy of secondary school instrumentalists. Journal of Research in Music Education, 58(4), 316-328.
Schlegel, A. L., & Lane, J. S. (2010). The effect of initial attack in slurred melodic gestures on instrument identification by senior adults. In S. M. Demorest, S. J. Morrison & P. S. Campbell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (pp. 574-576). Seattle, WA.
Cassidy, J. W. & Schlegel, A. L. The role of initial attack and performer expertise on instrument identification. (revising based on comments from reviewers from International Journal of Music Education – will be resubmitted)