Hauke Egermann



Hauke Egermann graduated in Systematic Musicology, Media Studies, and Communication Research (MA 2006, Hanover University for Music and Drama, Germany). Subsequently, he studied Neuroscience (PhD in Music Psychology/Neuroscience 2009, Center for Systems Neurosciences Hanover). He was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (2009-2011, McGill University, Montreal, Canada). From 2011 to 2015 he lectured and researched at the Audio Communication Group (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany). In 2015 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London. In 2016 he was awarded his Habilitation in Musicology at the Technische Universität Berlin. Since 2016, he has been a Lecturer at the Department of Music, University of York and directs the York Music Psychology Group.



Hauke’s research is focused on the effects of music on recipients, embodied music cognition, and the implementation of these findings into music technology. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the role of music emotion-induction mechanisms, social influences in listening contexts, statistical probabilities of structural music features or sound qualities, and the ability of music to communicate emotion and meaning to listeners. He developed an interdisciplinary research methodology that tries to unify epistemological approaches from musicology and psychology.

His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and anthologies and has often received media attention.

He has contributed to various international research projects:

  • Interaction between Aesthetic Judgement and Emotional Processing of Contemporary Music (University Pump Funding, total amount granted: £54,710, Role: PI, 2016-2017)
  • Artist-to-Business-to-Business-to-Consumer Audio Branding System ABCDJ (EU Horizon 2020 ICT 19.a, total amount granted: 3.5 Mio EUR, Role: Work Package Leader and Co-PI, 2016-2019)
  • Design, Development and Dissemination of New Musical Instruments 3DMIN (Einstein Foundation Berlin, total amount granted: 700,000 EUR, Role: Work Package Leader and Co-PI, 2013-2016), www.3dmin.org
  • Temporal Dynamics of Music Listening (SSHRC, Canada, Role: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PI: Stephen McAdams, 2009-2011)
  • "Correlates of Emotional Effects of Music" within research group "Acoustical Communication of Affects in Non-Human Mammals and Humans: Production, Perception, Neuronal Processing" (German Research Foundation, Role: PhD Student, PIs: Eckart Altenmüller & Reinhard Kopiez, 2006-2009)



  • Introduction to the Psychology of Music
  • Music and Emotion


Dr Hauke Egermann

Contact details

Dr Hauke Egermann
Department of Music
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0) 1904 32 4303


York Music Psychology Group



Full publications list

View Hauke Egermann's full publications list at the York Research Database.