top of page

Nicholas J. Shea, Ph.D.

Nick is an assistant professor of music theory at Arizona State University. His research can be best described as a cognitive-empirical approach to performance practice, especially in popular-music styles.​ Currently he serves as Co-PI of the ASU CACTUS (Cognition, Analysis, Computation, and Theory Under the Sun) Music Cognition Lab and director of ASU's graduate Music Theory Pedagogy Certificate program.​


Note from Nick: Because our lab website offers a robust representation of what I'm up to as a researcher, I'm going to start using this space for more pedagogical pursuits, including a pedagogy blog. You'll also find basic information like my CV and recent publications.​

bottom of page