“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” – Victor Hugo



Caitlyn Trevor is a Graduate Teaching Associate and PhD student at Ohio State University. She received her Masters of Music in Cello Performance in August 2018. Previously, she received her Masters of the Arts for Music Theory in 2016 from Ohio State University and her Bachelors of Arts in Music in 2014 from Illinois Wesleyan University. She also conducts empirical studies in music cognition with the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory headed by David Huron and teaches undergraduate Music Theory courses at Ohio State University. She has been playing cello since 2003 and is passionate about performing and teaching the instrument. She is also a composer, especially for theater and film, and is a part of the OSU Sonic Arts Ensemble.

Research interests: music perception, affective neuroscience, vocal affective cues, scary film music, music and emotion, performance decision making 


I have performed as a soloist as well as in orchestra and chamber music ensembles. I recently won the Ohio State University Concerto Competition playing the first movement of the Lalo Cello Concerto. I performed the concerto movement with the Ohio State University Orchestra in January 2018. I recently completed my studies for a Masters of Music in Cello Performance with my final recital in April 2018. I performed works by Debussy, Bach, and Lalo. I also perform with the OSU Sonic Arts Ensemble. I teach a small private studio of cello students in the Columbus, Ohio area.


I am passionate about multimedia projects and particularly enjoy composing for film, dance, and theater. More recently, I have been interested in composing some electronic works. My more recent projects include the soundtrack for a short film entitled SentiencE and the sound and music for a play called Patience Worth with the ForeWord Company. More information on Patience Worth can be found by clicking here. My soundtrack for SentiencE was awarded Best Score by the Top Shorts Online Film Festival for April 2018 and awarded Best Original Music Score by the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival for February 2018. You can access my IMDb profile here. Previously, I composed various works for small ensembles, most of which were performed in composition recitals at Illinois Wesleyan University.


Email: trevor (dot) 5 (at) osu (dot) edu