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Relevant Projects:

MIDAS-MUS grant: “Understanding how the brain processes music through the Bach Trio Sonatas”

James Kibbie

University Organist, Professor and Chair

Organ, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Professor of Music (Organ), School of Music, Theatre & Dance

James Kibbie, DMA, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Organ in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and University Organist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Professor Kibbie’s current research will develop and analyze a library of digitized performances of Bach’s Trio Sonatas, applying novel algorithms to study the music structure from a data science perspective. The team’s analysis will compare different performances to determine features that make performances artistic, as well as the common mistakes performers make. Findings will be integrated into courses both on organ performance and on data science. The project Investigators are Daniel Forger, professor of mathematics and computational medicine and bioinformatics and Professor Kibbie.