headshotI am a PhD graduand at the Graduate Center, CUNY and a Writing Fellow at Medgar Evers College. In the fall I will join the faculty at George Mason University as an Assistant Professor of music theory.

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 CV and throughout my blog.

I am an active performer. Beginning in the fall, I will join the professional choir of St. John the Beloved 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 professional quartet at the Church of the Holy Innocents in midtown New York City. I also perform in semiannual recitals put on by the music theory department at the Graduate Center. I am a freelance arranger; my work has been performed by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.

I hold a M.M. from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and a B.M. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.