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Dr. Jocelyn Dueck, Assistant Professor of Collaborative Arts at Carnegie Mellon University and founder of Courante LLC, is a subject matter expert in prosody and related auditory coding and data structure. Jocelyn has a distinguished record of achievement as a practitioner in linguistics, music and language translation. She has over thirty years’ experience coaching and training others to reproduce and codify sound units, with experience in at least four different languages and multiple English language accents and dialects.

Founded by Dr. Dueck in 2022, Courante LLC analyzes prosody and phrasing, enabling humans and machines to read language and music more fluently. Jocelyn brings her expertise in this area to companies throughout the fields of AI and machine speech and learning, including participating in the Adobe Readability Matters consortium, founded by the University of Central Florida and Readability Matters, with a goal of improving reading for all.

A classically-trained pianist and coach, Jocelyn holds a doctorate in Collaborative Piano. Her recital tours have taken her across the United States, Europe and China. Honors and awards include grants from the Classical Recording Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Meet the Composer MetLife Creative Connections, American Composers Forum Encore, a Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship, and a Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade grant with her pianist sibling trio, Dueck Three for their concert tour of China.

Capable of breadth and depth in characterizing the sound units across languages, Dr. Dueck has served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Bard College, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, and New York University. Opera credits include the Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolitan Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and Seattle Opera and, currently, Wolf Trap Opera where she also coaches Filene and Studio artists in general operatic repertoire. Jocelyn thinks of herself as a professional listener, and is in relentless pursuit of new ways to analyze and describe the things she hears.

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