Michael A. Casey

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Music

  • Professor of Computer Science

  • Director, Graduate Program in Digital Musics

  • Affiliated Faculty, Program in Cognitive Science

Connect with Us

I conduct research into how sound affects the body and brain, and I create music for sound therapies and medical interventions based on decades of experience as a musician, cognitive neuroscientist, and audio engineer. My courses at Dartmouth include Programming for Audio-Visual Arts, Music and Mind, and Music and Medicine. I was chair of the department of music 2009-2013 and 2016-2018 and, since 2009, I am the director of the Digital Musics MA Program.


603 646-9609
Hallgarten Hall, Room 103
HB 6242


Music, Computer Science, Cognitive Science


  • B.A. (Hons) Music, University of East Anglia, UK
  • A.M. Electroacoustic Music, Dartmouth College, USA
  • Ph.D. MIT Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Works In Progress

  • Casey, M. Sonic Pharmacology: The Neural Basis of Music Medicine, Book, in progress, TBP 2022-23.

  • May, L., Paulsen, S., Halpern, A., and Casey, M. Imagined Musical Scale Relationships Decoded from fMRI, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, submitted 2021.