Dr Anthony Chmiel
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Dr Anthony Chmiel

PhD (Music psychology): 2015 - 2019; UNSW Sydney

BMus (Hons 1): 2009 - 2013; UNSW Sydney

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Dr. Anthony Chmiel is an academic in music and cognitive psychology, and a member of the UNSW Empirical Musicology Laboratory. His research covers areas such as music and aesthetics, emotions, perception, education, wellbeing, ageing, automated music recommendation systems, computation, performance practices, and voice acoustics. Anthony has more than 20 publications, and has worked on three ARC-funded projects concerning music. In some years Anthony is Course Convenor and Lecturer for MUSC3105 Psychology of Music and HUMS1008 Music on my Mind: Psychology and Music.

For a list of publications, see: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=F1LTCrcAAAAJ&hl=en

  • Books | 2020
    2020, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research, Shoji H; Koyama S; Kato T; Muramatsu K; Yamanaka T; Lévy P; Chen K; Lokman AM, (eds.), Springer Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7801-4
  • Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'A Workflow and Digital Filters for Correcting Speed and Equalization Errors on Digitized Audio Open-Reel Magnetic Tapes', Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 70, pp. 495 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2022.0009
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Creativity in lockdown: Understanding how music and the arts supported mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic by age group', Frontiers in Psychology, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.993259
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Encouraging help-seeking and engagement in a mental health app: What young people want', Frontiers in Digital Health, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2022.1045765
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Going online: Successes and challenges in delivering group music instrument and aural learning for older adult novices during the COVID-19 pandemic', Musicae Scientiae, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10298649221097953
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Illuminating Music: Impact of Color Hue for Background Lighting on Emotional Arousal in Piano Performance Videos', Frontiers in Psychology, 13, pp. 828699, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.828699
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Increasing Music Preference Through Guided Self-Framing: A Comparison of Historical and Imaginative Approaches', Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000488
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'MoodyTunes: A Mixed Methods Usability Study of an App for Adolescent Mental Health', PSYCHOMUSICOLOGY, 32, pp. 24 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pmu0000286
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'The Magnetic Urtext: Restoration as Music Interpretation', Frontiers in Psychology, 13, pp. 844009, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.844009
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Erratum: Multimedia Archives: New Digital Filters to Correct Equalization Errors on Digitized Audio Tapes (Advances in Multimedia (2021) 2021 (5410218) DOI: 10.1155/2021/5410218)', Advances in Multimedia, 2021, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2021/9845489
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Multimedia archives: New digital filters to correct equalization errors on digitized audio tapes', Advances in Multimedia, 2021, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2021/5410218
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'The Role of Artistic Creative Activities in Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia', Frontiers in Psychology, 12, pp. 696202, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.696202
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Imaginative Enrichment Produces Higher Preference for Unusual Music Than Historical Framing: A Literature Review and Two Empirical Studies', Frontiers in Psychology, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01920
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Psycho-historical contextualization for music and visual works: A literature review and comparison between artistic mediums', Frontiers in Psychology, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00182
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Unusualness as a predictor of music preference', Musicae Scientiae, 23, pp. 426 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1029864917752545
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chmiel A; Schubert E, 2018, 'Emptying Rooms: When the Inverted-U Model of Preference Fails—An Investigation Using Music With Collative Extremes', Empirical Studies of the Arts, 36, pp. 199 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0276237417732683
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'Using psychological principles of memory storage and preference to improve music recommendation systems', Leonardo Music Journal, 28, pp. 77 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/lmj_a_01045
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chmiel A; Schubert E, 2017, 'Back to the inverted-U for music preference: A review of the literature', Psychology of Music, 45, pp. 886 - 909, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735617697507
    Journal articles | 2015
    2015, 'Performing Lieder: Expert Perspectives and Comparison of Vibrato and Singer's Formant With Opera Singers', Journal of Voice, 29, pp. 645.e15 - 645.e32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2014.10.020
    Journal articles | 2015
    2015, 'Performing Lieder: Expert Perspectives and Comparison of Vibrato and Singer's Formant With Opera Singers', Journal of Voice, 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2014.10.020
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    2021, 'A workflow and novel digital filters for compensating speed and equalization errors on digitized audio open-reel tapes', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 224 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3478384.3478409
    Conference Papers | 2020
    2020, 'Key Clarity is Blue, Relaxed, and Maluma: Machine Learning Used to Discover Cross-Modal Connections Between Sensory Items and the Music They Spontaneously Evoke', in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 214 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7801-4_22
    Conference Papers | 2018
    2018, 'A simple algorithm for music recommendation, built on established psychological principles', in Ventura MD (ed.), New music concepts: 5th International conference, ICNMC, Abeditore, Italy, presented at New music concepts: 5th International conference, ICNMC 2018, Italy, 17 March 2018, http://www.studiomusicatreviso.it/icnmc/library/Paper_54_2018.pdf

  • Research grant: “A model of equalization curves in digitized audio documents” (University of Padova, Italy, Department of Information Engineering, 2019)

  • International Doctoral Practicum Fund (UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2018)

  1. Australian Music Psychology Society: ECR Keynote, 2022

  2. Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses (UNSW, 2019)

  3. Graduate Keynote and Graduate Student Paper Award at the International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS 2019)

  4. Dean’s Award for Best Higher Degree Research Publication (UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2018)

  5. Expiring Scholarship Assistance Award (UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2018)

  6. Dean’s Student Leadership Award for Global Impact (UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2017)

    Australian Postgraduate Award (APA, 2015 - 2018)

My Teaching

MUSC 3201 - Psychology of Music (Convenor, Lecturer, Tutor: 2020, 2022)
HUMS1008 - Music on My Mind: Psychology and Music (Convenor, Lecturer, Tutor: 2020, 2022)

MUSC 4102 - Critical Practice in Music (Tutor: 2018, 2019)
MUSC 1603 - Materials and Structures of Music 2—Harmony/Composition Component (Tutor/Marker: 2017)
MUSC 3201 - Psychology of Music (Tutor: 2013 - 2016)