I am a professor and a performer of music, originally from Cincinnati, now living in the suburbs of Washington DC.


I am an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at George Mason University, where I teach undergraduate core theory and graduate courses in advanced theory topics.

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My research primarily deals with popular music, timbre, synthesizers, and recording techniques. My dissertation is titled “A New Approach to the Analysis of Timbre.” I proceed from a technical analysis of timbre via spectrograms and incorporate cultural and sociological research. You can read more about my research on my Research page and throughout my blog.


I am an active performer. I am a soprano in the St. Gregory Choir in McLean, Virginia. In New York, I sang in the Renaissance Street Singers chorus, which performs in New York City every other Sunday (all concerts are free and open to the public), as well as in a quartet at the Church of the Holy Innocents in midtown New York City. I am also a pianist. I am a freelance arranger; my work has been performed by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.


I hold a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, M.M. from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and B.M. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. I am originally from Cincinnati.


View a recent CV here.