Carmel Raz received her PhD in music theory from Yale in 2015. She holds a Diplom in violin from the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, and a Masters in composition from the University of Chicago. Her book project investigates early Romantic auditory cultures at the intersection of music and neuroscience. Additional interests include the interaction between experimental music, the phonograph, and phonetics in the early twentieth century. She has received fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, as well as the Mellon Graduate Achievement Award. Her work has appeared in 19th Century Music, the Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie, and the Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies.
Carmel is also active as a composer and violinist. Her music has been performed by the Arditti Quartet, the Orkest de Ereprijs, and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. She frequently performs with the Israel Contemporary Players and the Meitar Ensemble, and has been featured as a chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, and the Kennedy Center. She also enjoys playing improvised music ranging from Jazz to Klezmer, with notable performances at the NYC Winter Jazz Fest, Blue Note, Zinc, the Green Mill, the Jazz Gallery, and the Lviv Klezfest.