McGill University, Ph.D. Candidate, Music Theory, expected 2019.
- Dissertation: “Sounds, Sketches, and Software: Transmediation as Compositional Model in Post-Spectral Music”
- Advisors: Robert Hasegawa and Jonathan Sterne
University of Colorado, Dual M.Mus., Music Theory and Violin Performance, 2012.
- Thesis: “Grundgestalt Hierarchy in Alban Berg’s String Quartet, Op. 3”
- Advisor: Keith Waters
University of North Carolina, B.A., Music, 2003.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Theory and analysis of contemporary music; sound and media studies; archival research; popular music culture; history and pedagogy of music theory.
Instructor of Record (McGill University)
The Art of New Music (Winter 2018, co-designed and team-taught with James Rubino). Topics: genealogy of techniques and styles in contemporary art music (post-1968); cross-disciplinary approaches to understanding the technological, social, and political conditions of new music.
Popular Music after 1945 (Fall 2017, team-taught with Eric Smialek; Winter 2017, sole instructor). Topics: historical survey of popular music artists, genres, and institutions; intersections of popular music culture with broader social, political, and economic contexts.
Basic Materials of Western Music (Fall 2015, Winter 2017). Topics: ear training, sight singing, notation, rhythm and meter, pitch intervals, scales, modes, harmony, phrase structure, and popular song forms.
Introduction to Research Methods in Music (Fall 2016, Fall 2017). Topics: bibliography research, citation formatting, grant proposals, program notes, and concert reviews.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (McGill University)
Theory and Analysis 5 (Fall 2013, Winter 2016, Winter 2018). Topics: post-tonal theory, twelve-tone method, serialism, microtonality, minimalism, and spectralism.
Theory and Analysis 3 (Fall 2015, Fall 2016). Topics: Caplin’s theory of formal functions in high classical music, especially Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Theory and Analysis 2 (Winter 2015). Topics: chromatic harmony, modulations, sequences, accompaniment textures.
Theory and Analysis 1 (Fall 2014). Topics: diatonic harmony, melodic embellishments, voice-leading, figured bass realizations, and ear training.