RESEARCH

AWARDS: │ 2016 Distinguished Document Award, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University, OH.
RESEARCH PROFILE: Web of Science│ ORCID  Google Scholar │ Research Gate │ 
RESEARCH JOURNALS: CEEOL │ ICT in the Musical Field │ Music Cognition  Romanian Journal of Music & Medicine │ 

Papers

  1. 2021     Notatio sine typus: Aus den Sieben Tagen. in progress.
  2. 2021     Effects of the Repertoire on the Musculoskeletal System in both High-School and Expert Pianists. Co-author Iulia Toma, West University of Timisoara. Music Cognition, Vol. 1/2021. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2018. ISBN 978-606-645-079-9.
  3. 2021     Towards an AI-driven paradigm: Composition and Improvisation with Live Electronics, a Possible Contribution to Modern Music Education. ICTMF Vol. XIII, nr.1/2021. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2019. Print ISSN 2067-9408. On-line ISSN 2069-654X. http://www.tic.edituramediamusica.ro/reviste/2021/1/ICTMF_ISSN_2067-9408_2021_vol_12_issue_1_pg_no_035-046.pdf
  4. 2020     A Descent into the Maelström: The Promised Land of A.I. ICTMF Vol. XII, nr.1/2020. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Media Musica, 2020. Print ISSN 2067-9408. On-line ISSN 2069-654X. http://www.tic.edituramediamusica.ro/reviste/2020/1/04_TIC_11_1_POPEAN.pdf
  5. 2020     Who Cares if You Listen: Reloaded. Romanian Journal of music and Medicine nr.1/2019. ISSN 1841-1169. https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=837529
  6. 2020     Musculoskeletal Aspects in Measurement-Based Studies on Pianists’ Posture and Movement: A Systematic Review, Music Cognition nr. 1/2020, Co-author Iulia Toma, West University of Timisoara. ISSN 2601-3193, Cluj-Napoca. https://cognitiemuzicala.edituramediamusica.ro/issues/2020/114-141.pdf 
  7. 2019     Improvisation as a Modulatory Agent for Adaptive Algorithm Development in Music Visual Programming Using an A.I. Hybrid. ICTMF Vol. XI, nr.1/2019. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2019. Print ISSN 2067-9408. On-line ISSN 2069-654X. http://tic.edituramediamusica.ro/reviste/2019/1/ICTMF_ISSN_2067-9408_2019_vol_10_issue_1_pg_no_071-083.pdf
  8. 2019     The modulatory effect of meditation on emotional well-being, behavior management and brain activity for music cognition research. Music Cognition, Vol. 3/2019. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2018. ISBN 978-606-645-079-9. http://cognitiemuzicala.edituramediamusica.ro/issues/2019/092-102.pdf
  9. 2018     The Death of the Author in the Digital Age: An Essay on the Reclusive Anonymous. ICTMF Vol. IX, nr.2/2018, în curs de publicare. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2018. Print ISSN 2067-9408. On-line ISSN 2069-654X. https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=726260
  10. 2018     Algorithm Applications in Music Education as part of General Aicology. ICTMF Vol. IX, nr.1/2018, pag. 7-15. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2018. Print ISSN 2067-9408. On-line ISSN 2069-654X. http://www.tic.edituramediamusica.ro/reviste/2018/1/ICTMF_ISSN_2067-9408_2018_vol_9_issue_1_pg_no_007-015.pdf  
  11. 2018     A Matter of Taste: A Preliminary Study on Music and Food Choice among Students. Music Cognition, nr. 1/2018, pag. 5-13. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2018. ISBN 978-606-645-079-9. Co-authored with Laura Stan from the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca. https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=728249
  12. 2018     Teaching for Transfer: Improving Beginner Student Viola Performance by Implementing the Think-Set-Play Sequence. Music Cognition, nr. 1/2018, pag. 84-92. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2018. ISBN 978-606-645-079-9. https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=728267
  13. 2017     Scribe: Statistical Analysis of Methodological Parameters in Instrumental Training. Communication and Information Technology in the Musical Domain. ICTMF Vol. VIII, nr. 2, 2017. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2017. Print ISSN 2067-9408. On-line ISSN 2069-654X.  ׀ CEEOL ׀
  14. 2017     The Effect of Relaxation Techniques on Student Music Sight-Reading and Short-Term Learning under Test-Induced Performance Anxiety. Music Cognition, Vol. 1, nr. 1/2017. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-606-645-079-9. https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=603062
  15. 2016     The development of new instruments for interdisciplinary research in music cognition: IT Solutions based on Cycling ’74 Max or Pure Data. ICTMF Vol. VII, nr. 2/2016. Cluj-Napoca: Media Musica Publishing, 2016. Print ISSN 2067-9408. On-line ISSN 2069-654X https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=598911
  16. 2016     Cycling ’74 Max, a Cross-Curricular Educational Platform. ICTMF Vol. VII, nr. 1/2016. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Media Musica Publishing, 2016. Print ISSN 2067-9408. On-line ISSN 2069-654X https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=597591
  17. 2015     Musings on the Origins of Tibetan Ceremonial Music: Yang. The Rangjung Yeshe Literary Arts Journal (Fall 2015): 51-54. Kathmandu: Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu University, 2015.

Books

THE STILLNESS OF THE SILENT SOUND
A Tantric Analysis of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s AUS DEN SIEBEN TAGEN

  • Chapter 1. General Frame of Reference
  • Chapter 2. Shifting Paradigms
  • Chapter 3. Tantra
  • Chapter 4. Aus den sieben Tagen: Analysis
      • General considerations
      • Comparative analysis
      • Layout analysis
      • Semantic analysis
      • Literary analysis
      • Tantric analysis

MediaMusica Publishing, Cluj-Napoca, 2018. ISBN: 978-606-645-101-7

20TH-CENTURY MUSIC ANALYSIS: CASE STUDIES

MediaMusica Publishing, Cluj-Napoca, 2018.
ISBN 978-606-645-104-8
ISMN 979-0-707655-39-9

STUDENT HANDBOOKS

Fundamentals of Music Analysis. (Analize Muzicale. Principii Fundamentale). Student handbook. Cluj-Napoca: MediaMusica, 2018. ISBN 978-606-645-103-1. ISMN 979-0-707655-38-2.

Fundamentals of Tonal-Functional Harmony (Armonia Tonal-Funcțională. Principii Fundamentale). Student handbook. Cluj-Napoca: MediaMusica, 2018. ISBN 978-606-645-102-4. ISMN 979-0-707655-37-5.

Popean, Mihai. Score Reading. Student handbook. Cluj-Napoca: MediaMusica, 2018. ISBN 978-606-645-106-2. ISMN 979-0-707655-41-2.

Early Music Transcriptions

  1. Facsimile 1: Recerchari, motetti, canzoni, Marcantonio da Bologna (Venice, 1523).
  2. Facsimile 7a: Boumgartner (1450-1550, German Organ Tablature).
  3. Facsimile 18: El Maestro, Luis de Milan (Libro de musica de vuhuela de mano, Valencia, 1535, Spanish Lute Tablature).
  4. Facsimile 19a: Ein guter geringer Hofftanz.
  5. Facsimile 20: La rhetorique des dieux, Denis Gaultier (Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett Ms.142; ca. 1650).
  6. Facsimile 23a: Quel fronte signorille in paradiso, Guillaume du Fay.
  7. Facsimile 23b: Dona i ardenti rai, Guillermus Dufay.
  8. Facsimile 27: Guillaume Du Fay.
  9. Facsimile 28: Anima Mea (MS Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Magl. XIX. 112 bis, late XV cent.).
  10. Facsimile 31: Ce reusse fait, Hugo de Lantius.
  11. Facsimile 46: Modal Notation (MS Florence, Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana; XIII cent.).
  12. Facsimile 47, 48: Pass’e mezo a la bolognesa, Giovanni Maria da Crema.
  13. Facsimile: Air (Passacalle, La Folie), Du Bailly.
  14. Facsimile 49: Clausula Benedicamus domino.
  15. Facsimile 54b: Motet Chansonnier Roy.
  16. Facsimile 57: Motet: Candida Virginitas, Flos Filius (London British Museum, XIII cent.)
  17. Facsimile 60: Motet: Mout me fu grief
  18. Facsimile 64b: MS Montpellier, Faculte des Medicines (XXXIII cent.)
  19. Facsimile: Cantus V, Thomas Campion.
  20. Facsimile: Cantus XV, Thomas Campion.
  21. Facsimile: Cantus XIX, Thomas Campion.
  22. Facsimile: Cantus XXVIII, Thomas Campion.
  23. Facsimile: Je Demande, Machaud.
  24. Facsimile: Regina Caelorum, Du Fay.
  25. Facsimile: Tres douce dame, Guillaume de Machau.
 

Nominal Citations

  • 2019     Boland, N. (2019). The Mood of the Fifth: Exploring Interbeing with (in) the Refrain (Doctoral dissertation, Auckland University of Technology). Retrieved (http://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10292/12433/BolandN.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y).
  • 2018     Martinsburg. Local students named to all-state orchestra. The Journal, 13 martie 2018, Carolina de Nord, SUA (www.journal-news.net/life/in-our-neighborhood/2015/04/local-students-named-to-all-state-orchestra/).
  • 2018 Fernando Salvetti, Barbara Bertagni, Pierluigi Ingrassia, Gabriele Pratticò. “HoloLens, Augmented Reality and Teamwork: Merging Virtual and Real Workplaces.” August 2018, International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) 11(1):44. DOI: 10.3991/ijac.v11i1.9228.
  • 2018 Nelida Nedelcuț, Ciprian Gabriel Pop, Amalia Nedelcuț. “Distance Learning in the Musical Field in Romania through European-Funded Projects.” August 2018, International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) 11(1):36 DOI: 10.3991/ijac.v11i1.9209.
  • 2015 “Martinsburg. Local students named to all-state orchestra.” The Journal, April 10, 2015, Carolina de Nord, SUA (www.journal-news.net/life/in-our-neighborhood/2015/04/local-students-named-to-all-state-orchestra/).
  • 2015 Adrian Ivanitchi. Biography. Accessed March 13, 2018 (http://adrianivanitchi.ro/bio.html).
  • 2015 Revolvy. “Further Reading.” Aus den sieben Tagen. Revolvy.com, Accessed March 13, 2018 (https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Aus%20den%20sieben%20Tagen).
  • 2015 Wikipedia. Aus den sieben Tagen. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Accessed March 13, 2018 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus_den_sieben_Tagen).
  • 2015 Cozma, Diana. „Uite o furnică, exclamă Winnie!” (Look, an ant! exclaimes Winnie) Reuniunea Doamnelor (Ladies’ Reunion). p. 32. Ardeleana Publishing, 2015.
  • 2015 Pam Kendall. “String students perform in Charleston.” The Bridgeport News, March 19, 2015, Bridgeport, West Virginia, SUA (https://www.wvnews.com/bridgeportnews/news/strings-students-perform-in-charleston/article_69247ea1-b24c-548f-96ba-773bcc031c61.html).
  • 2015 Connect-Bridgeport Staff. “BHS, BMS Strings Students Perform at WVMEA Conference in Charleston.” Connect Bridgeport, 17 martie 2015, Bridgeport, West Virginia, USA. (http://connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=BHS-BMS-Strings-Students-Perform-at-WVMEA-Conference-in-Charleston-14946).
  • 2010 Bowling Green State University. “BGSU director, composer merge talents. News, March 2010.” Accessed March 13, 2018 (https://www.bgsu.edu/news/2010/03/BGSU-director-composer-merge-talents.html).
  • 2006 Richland School District One. “Teacher of the Year 2005-2006. Congratulations to Mr. Mihai Popean.” Echo Newsletter, February 2006, SC, USA.
  • 2005 Atkins, Alexis. „Faculty Spotlight. Mr. Mihai Popean.” Echo Newsletter (Eau Claire High School periodic), 2005,  SC, USA.
  • 2005 Ionesco, Eugène. Dominique, Probst. „Maximilen Kolbe.” Textes de Littérature Moderne et Contemporaine, vol. 80, p. 58. Honoré Champion, 2005.
  • 2005 Șofron, Demostene. „Conu Leonida” pe scena Institutului Cultural Român din Viena (Conu Leonida on the stage of the Romanian Cultural Institute from Vienna). Adevărul de Cluj, 2005.
  • 2005 Brooks, Damien. „Tickling the ivory gift of the piano.” Echo (Eau Claire High School periodic), December 2005,  SC, USA.
  • 2005 Wood, Shannon E. „Mr. Popean’s Composition Class.” Echo (Eau Claire High School periodic), February 2005,  SC, USA.
  • 2003 Richland School District One. “Teacher’s composition to be played by famous violinist”. This Week. Vol. 15, No. 30. Feb. 10, 2003, SC, USA.
  • 2002 Rusu, Sergiu. Muzica new age in Romania. Electrosound.ro. Accessed November 13, 2017 (http://www.electrosound.ro/newage3.php.htm).
  • 2001 Șorban, Elena. „Teatru și Muzică. Despre principiile muzicii” (Theater and Music. About the Principles of Music). Teatrul azi (Theater Today), vol.1 no.2, p.93., Bucharest: Fundaţia Culturală „Camil Petrescu” (Camil Petrescu Cultural Foundation), 2001.
  • 1998 Țion, Adrian. Aladin și Lampa Fermecată (Aladdin & the Magic Lamp), Teatrul Turda (Turda Theater). Cluj-Napoca: Ziarul Informația (The News newspaper).
  • 1992 Gabriel Gomboșiu (G. G.). „Korruptor. Ce mai vine de la Cluj? Techno-Thrash!” (What comes from Cluj? Techno Thrash!). Bucharest: Magazinul Pop Rock & Show (Pop Rock & Show Magazine), nr. 36 (93), September 1992.

Conferences

2021     Effects of the Repertoire on the Musculoskeletal System in both High-School and Expert PianistsNational Conference with international Participation Art & Education, 13th edition, Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, April 17, 2019.

2021     Towards an AI-driven paradigm: Composition and Improvisation with Live Electronics, a Possible Contribution to Modern Music Education. National Conference with international Participation Art & Education, 13th edition, Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, April 16, 2019.

2020     Who Cares if You Listen: ReloadedMusic and Medicine Symposium, 8th edition, free section. Romanian Academy – Timisoara Branch,  Nov. 15, 2019.

2020     Musculoskeletal Aspects in Measurement-Based Studies on Pianists’ Posture and Movement: A Systematic Review, Music Cognition nr. 1/2020, Co-author Iulia Toma, West University of Timisoara. ISSN 2601-3193, Cluj-Napoca.

2019     Improvisation as a Modulatory Agent for Adaptive Algorithm Development in Music Visual Programming Using an A.I. Hybrid. National Conference with international Participation Art & Education, 11th edition, Information and Communication Technology in the Musical Field Symposium, Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, April 4, 2019.

2019     The modulatory effect of meditation on emotional well-being, behavior management and brain activity for music cognition research. National Conference with international Participation Art & Education, 11th edition, Music Cognition Symposium, Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, April 3, 2019.

2018     Transcendence: Aus den sieben Tagen. International Contemporary Music Festival TIMSONIA, 2nd edition, West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Music and Theater, Center for Musica dn Transdisciplinary Research, The Banat Museum, Theresia Bastion, 20 Noiembrie, 2018.

2018     Algorithm Applications in Music Education as Part of General Aicology. Conferința Națională cu participare internațională Artă și Educație, ediția a 10-a, Academia de Muzică „Gheorghe Dima”, Cluj-Napoca, 19 aprilie, 2018.

2018      Teaching for Transfer: Improving Beginner Student Viola Performance by Implementing the Think-Set-Play Sequence. Conferința Națională cu participare internațională Artă și Educație, ediția a 10-a, Academia de Muzică „Gheorghe Dima”, Cluj-Napoca, 20 aprilie, 2018.

2018     A Matter of Taste: A Preliminary Study on Music and Food Choice among Students cu Laura Stan co-autor, Universitatea de Științe Agricole și Medicină Veterinară din Cluj-Napoca.

2018     Sample Research: The Effect of Relaxation Techniques on Student Music Sight-Reading and Short-Term Learning under Test-Induced Performance Anxiety. Simpozionul Național cu participare internațională pe teme de Cogniție Muzicală, Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara, 17 aprilie, 2018.

2017     The Effect of Relaxation Techniques on Student Music Sight-Reading and Short-Term Learning under Test-Induced Performance Anxiety. Education in the Society of Knowledge, Art & Education National Conference with international participation, 9th Edition, „Gheorghe Dima”, Cluj-Napoca, April 5-7, 2017.

2016     Cycling ’74 Max, a Cross-Curricular Educational Platform. Communication and Information Technology in the Musical Domain. ICT in the Musical Field (Tehnologii Informatice și de Comunicație în Domeniul Muzical. ICT domeniul muzical) Vol. VII, nr. 2/2016. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Media Musica, 2016.

Training

  • 2020-2021     Teaching Grant and Professional Development: UVT Teaching & Learning Brand: Reflexive – Collaborative Teaching Strategies in Higher Education, Dec. 2020-Aug. 2021, West University of Timisoara, Romania.
  • Curriculum design
  • Modern teaching methods
  • Development of teaching materials
  • Student group management
  • Learning through authentic and efficient collaboration (concept, principles, techniques, ways of accomplishment).
  • 2010     Music and the Brain Symposium, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • 2010     Early Music Notation seminar, early music (Medieval and Renaissance) manuscript research and transcription, Bowling Green State University, OH, SUA.
  • 2010     MUS 7220, Multidisciplinary Seminar Cognition, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2010     PSYC 7870, Psychology: Meditation and the Brain, Independent Study, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2010     PSYC 7910, Music, Language, and Brain, Directed Research, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2009     The Effect of Music on the Autonomic Nervous System, Kamal Chémali, M.D., Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2009     When Music Sings, the Brain Listens and the Heart Modulates, Master Class, Kamal Chémali, M.D., Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2009     MUS 780, Psychology of Music Coloquia: Seminar, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2009     PSYC 7100, Basic Neuroscience and Cognition, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2008     Neurologic Music Therapy Seminar: Techniques and Strategies for Learning and Rehabilitation, Professional Development Certificate, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2008     MUED 621, Psychology of Music, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
  • 2001-2006     Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Arts with the Brain in Mind, etc., Teacher Workshops, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC, USA.
  • 2001-2004     ADEPT, The SC’s system for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC, SUA.
  • 1994     ZPM010214X, Psychology, Gh. Dima Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • 1993     ZPM010114X, Psychology, Gh. Dima Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.