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Andrea received his PhD in Music from the University of Sheffield (2014), studying musical skill acquisition and development through the lens of embodied cognitive science. After his doctoral studies, he continued this research as postdoctoral fellow in the USA (School of Music, Ohio State University), Turkey (Department of Psychology, Bosphorus University), and Austria (Institute for Music Education, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz) gaining relevant interdisciplinary experience.
From 2017 to 2022, he was based at the Centre of Systematic Musicology of the University of Graz. Here he was PI of a “Stand Alone” project funded by FWF, the Austrian Science Fund, between 2019 and 2022. This grant (€ 441,042.00) allowed him and his collaborators to explore innovative ways to conceptualise, assess, and enhance musical creativity in diverse pedagogical and performative settings. In 2017 he was awarded a “Lise Meitner” Fellowship by FWF (€ 148,480.00) to conduct research on musical participation in teaching and learning, helping to shed new light on the intersubjective nature of music pedagogy.
Andrea is currently President of ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music), and one of three founders and Editors of the newly established book series Music as Art and Science (OUP). In addition to a recently published co-authored monograph for MIT Press (Musical bodies, musical minds. Enactive cognitive science and the meaning of human musicality), his work appears in venues such as Music Perception, Scientific Reports, Psychology of Music, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Journal of Research in Music Education, and The Oxford Handbook of Musical Performance, among others. He joined the University of York in 2022 as a Lecturer in Music Education.
Andrea’s professional interests lie in: (i) the role of action and interaction in musical experience, (ii) the psychology of musical creativity and education, (iii) the acquisition and development of musical skills, (iv) the links between perception, emotion, culture, and music cognition, (v) the philosophical foundations of music psychology, and (vi) the collaboration of science and humanities in music research.