Michael Burchesky is a first year graduate student at Vanderbilt University, earning a doctorate of audiology (Au.D). His undergraduate background is in Psycholinguistics, an interdisciplinary major achieved at Hamilton College in upstate New York. As a passionate musician (french horn, piano, guitar, and vocals), he is eager to apply his musical knowledge to the realm of Audiology and Hearing Science in order to improve others’ hearing, speech, language and quality of life. This led him to spend the month of June, 2016 volunteering in the Music Cognition Lab. With skills in video production and editing, he assisted in the creation of visual stimuli to be used in research experiments for SERENADE. He is now a member of the lab and is continuing to help in audio/video projects while he pursues his Au.D.