Dr. Youngs recently partnered with the University of Kentucky Linguistics Department to perform new and exciting interdepartmental research. She worked in UK's Phonetics Lab with Dr. Kevin McGowan and designed an experiment to determine the effects of linguistics upon trumpet performance. The experiment used microphones and ultrasound equipment to compare participants' oral cavity shapes during speech and while playing a set of trumpet exercises. This research project is ongoing, but the initial results from this first experiment can be viewed at the following link to Dr. Youngs's doctoral dissertation: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/music_etds/115/
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