Curriculum Vitae

Below is my concise CV. Contact me to view my full CV.

Education

Ph.D. in music theory, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY. Dissertation title: A New Approach to the Analysis of TimbreAdvisor: Prof. Mark Spicer. 2017.

M.M. in music theory, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2012.

B.M. in music theory, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2010.

Awards

Best Student Paper Award, Music Theory Southeast, 2017.

Conference Presentations

“Analyzing Sound, Analyzing Timbre.” Presented at the 19th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Kassel, Hesse, Germany, June 26–30, 2017.

“A New Approach to the Analysis of Timbre.” Presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of Music Theory Southeast. Fort Myers, Florida, March 3, 2017.

“‘Everything’s Synth!’: The Problem, or the Charm, of the ’80s Sound.” Presented at ›Klang‹: Wundertüte oder Stiefkind der Musiktheorie (16th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie). Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, October 1, 2016.

“Following Schenker’s Lead in the Analysis of Stravinsky.” Presented at the Music Theory Society of New York State 45th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April 3, 2016; 5th Biennial Student Conference of the Music Theory & Musicology Society of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH, March 29, 2014.

“‘Oops!… I Did It Again’: Max Martin’s Complement Chorus.” Presented at the Society for Music Theory 38th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, October 30, 2015.

“Begging to Be Seen: Beyonce’s ‘Partition.'” Co-authored with Chris Kattenbeck, Sean Peterson, Holger Schwetter, and Júlia Silveira. Presented at the Methods of Popular Music Analysis Summer School, Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 18, 2015.

“Rhythmic and Timbral Associations in Sufjan Stevens’s ‘Come On, Feel the Illinoise!'” Presented at the Society for Music Theory 36th Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC, November 1, 2013. Music Theory Society of New York State 42nd Annual Meeting, Stonybrook, NY, April 6­, 2013; Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic 11th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 15, 2013; Music Theory Forum at Florida State University 29th Annual Meeting, Tallahassee, FL, January 19, 2013.

University Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, George Mason University, 2017–present.

Writing Fellow, Medgar Evars College, 2016–2017.

Graduate Teaching Fellow / Adjunct Instructor, Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, 2013–2016.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Florida State University, 2010–2012.

Courses taught

Graduate
  • Graduate Theory Review (tonal harmony and form)
  • Analytical Techniques (survey of current and not-so-current trends in music analysis)
  • Linear Analysis (Schenkerian Analysis)
  • Post-Tonal Analysis
  • Analysis of Popular Music Post-1950
 Undergraduate
  • Theory I–III
  • Ear Training I–III

Nonacademic Work

Sight Reading Workshop Instructor, National Asian Artists Project. 2014.

Arranger, orchestrator, music engraver, various groups. 2009–present.

Professional and service activities

Society for Music Theory IT/Networking committee, 2017–2020.

Graduate Students in Music Conference, committee member 2014–2017. Co-chair, 2015–2016.

CUNY Graduate Center Music Theory Department, Student Representative, Faculty Membership and Dissertation Proposals Committee, 2016–2017.

CUNY Graduate Center Music Theory Department, Theory and Friends Recital organizer, 2013–2015.

Music Theory Society of FSU, committee member 2010–2012. FSU Music Theory Forum co-chair, 2011–2012.

FSU Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) College of Music representative, 2010–2012. Academics and Student Life Committee vice chair, 2012.

Performance experience

St. John the Beloved (soprano), 2017–present.

The Church of the Holy Innocents (soprano), 2016–2017.

Renaissance Street Singers (soprano/alto, soloist), 2015–2017.

New York Chamber Choirs (alto), 2014.

First United Methodist Church (accompanist/organist), 2007–2010.

Ohio University Singers (alto), 2008–2010.

Sharonville United Methodist church (alto), 2004–2006.

Recordings

Available here.

Languages

German: working knowledge (CEFR level B2).
French: reading knowledge.
Russian: basic knowledge.

Professional organization membership

The Society of Music Theory

International Association for the Study of Popular Music

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