Dr Mary Broughton
Academic Staff (Music)
- Contact details
- Academic Staff (Music)
The University of Western Australia (M413)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- 6488 2057
- 6488 2057
- PhD Syd.
- I am a percussionist and researcher in the field of music psychology. My research focuses on perception, cognition, and social elements of musical interactions through application of theory and methodology from experimental and social psychology. As an orchestral performer, I have played as Principal Timpanist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Principal Percussionist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and in the percussion sections of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and the then Queensland Symphony and Queensland Philharmonic orchestras. Aside from orchestral concerts, Mary has performed solo marimba and chamber music throughout Australia and internationally in the United Kingdom and Asia. Her scholarly work is published in internationally peer-reviewed journals, and her compositions and performance work is published through Rhythmscape Publishing.
- Key research
- My research has centered on music performance and pedagogy, drawing on research and methodology from the psychological and social sciences. I have focused primarily on the role of bodily movement and gesture in instrumental music practice, performance production and audience reception of performance. The principle aim of my research has been to inform traditional approaches to music education, practice and performance, with knowledge regarding human perception, cognition, learning, and social interaction.
- Referred Journal Articles
McKone, E., Aimola Davies, A., Darke, H., Crookes, K., Wickramariyaratne, T., Zappia, S., Fiorentini, C., Favelle, S., Broughton, M., & Fernando, D. (in press). Importance of the inverted control in measuring holistic face processing with the composite effect and part-whole effect. Frontiers in Perception Science. Accepted 15.1.2013.
McKone, E., Stokes, S., Liu, J., Cohan, S., Fiorentini, C., Pidcock, M., Yovel, G., Broughton, M., & Pelleg, M. (in press). A robust method of measuring other-race and other-ethnicity effects: The Cambridge Face Memory Test format. PLoS ONE, Accepted 18.9.2012.
Broughton, M. C. & Stevens, C. J. (2012). Analysing expressive qualities in movement and stillness: Effort-shape analyses of solo marimbists’ bodily expression. Music Perception, 29, 339-357. doi:10.1525/MP.2012.29.4.339
Broughton, M. & Stevens, C. (2009). Music, movement and marimba: An investigation of the role of movement and gesture in communicating musical expression to an audience, Psychology of Music, 37, 137-153. doi:10.1177/0305735608094511
Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings
Broughton, M., Stevens, C., (2009). Physical movement and imagery in professional and undergraduate student solo marimba practice. In A. Williamon, S. Pretty, & R. Buck (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009 (pp. 531-536). Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires, Academies of Music, and Music Schools (AEC).
Broughton, M., Stevens, C., & Schubert, E. (2008). Continuous self-report of engagement to live solo marimba performance. In K. Miyazaki, M. Adachi, Y. Hiraga, Y. Nakajima, & M. Tsuzaki (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (pp. 366-371) [CD ROM]. Sapporo, Japan: ICMPC10.
Broughton, M. & Stevens, C. (2007). It’s not just about sound: Investigating marimba performance as and auditory and visual experience. Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference. Retrieved from http://www.appca.com.au/2007proceedings.php
Broughton, M., Stevens, C., & Malloch, S. (2006). Music, movement and marimba: An investigation of the role of movement and gesture in communicating musical expression to an audience. In M. Baroni, A. R. Addessi, R. Caterina, & M. Costa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (pp.1127-1135), Bologna, Italy: Bononia University Press.
Broughton, M. (2007). Prelude for solo marimba [Music composition]. Brisbane, Queensland: Rhythmscape Publishing Australia.
Broughton, M. (2004). Bang 2: Bang graded series for percussion ensemble [Music composition]. Brisbane, Queensland: Rhythmscape Publishing Australia.
Broughton, M. (2004). Bang 1: Bang graded series for percussion ensemble [Music composition]. Brisbane, Queensland: Rhythmscape Publishing Australia.
Hughes, G., Broughton, M., et al. (2009). Shift [CD]. Brisbane, Queensland: Rhythmscape Publishing Australia.
Hughes, G., Broughton, M., et al., (2005). Revolutions [CD & DVD]. Brisbane, Queensland: Rhythmscape Publishing Australia.
- Funding received
- UWA Research Collaboration Award, 2013
Project title: ‘A dit doo!’ = Sing with me!: Investigating interactions, development, and wellbeing of young children and their caregivers through action songs, using technology.
Australian Music and Psychology Society Travel Award, 2006
University of Western Sydney Postgraduate Research Award, 2003
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Travel Award, 2001
- Australian Music and Psychology Society, 2004-
Percussive Arts Society, 1997-
- Honours and awards
- Australian Percussion Eisteddfod, Open Four-Mallet Marimba Section, Second Prize, 2005
Australian Percussion Eisteddfod, Senior Four-mallet Marimba section, First Prize, 2002
Griffith University Academic Award, 1999
Golden Key National Honour Society, 1998
Australian National Academy of Music Percussion Programs, 1998 & 2002
- MUSC 3354 Music, Mind and Medicine
- Research profile
Research profile and publications