education and teaching


2020               Ph.D., Music Theory, McGill University

* Dissertation: “Sounds, Signals, Signs: Transductive Currents in Post-Spectral Music at IRCAM” (co-advised by Robert Hasegawa and Jonathan Sterne)

** Awarded McGill’s K. B. Jenckes Convocation Prize as “the most outstanding graduate receiving a Ph.D. degree in any discipline in the social sciences and humanities”

2012               Dual M.M., Music Theory and Violin Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder

* Thesis: “Grundgestalt Hierarchy in Alban Berg’s String Quartet, Op. 3” (advised by Keith Waters)

2003               B.A., Music, University of North Carolina at Asheville


2024–              Assistant Professor (tenure eligible), Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

2023–2024    Research Associate, Digital Musical Instrument Design and Analysis, Imperial College London

2022–2023    Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Music, Harvard University

2021–2022    Lecturer, Department of Music, Harvard University

2019–2021    College Fellow, Department of Music, Harvard University

2015–2018     Lecturer, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


music and media theory; contemporary music analysis; popular music culture; micro-politics of (machine) listening; sound studies; science and technology studies; critical organology; sketch studies; ethnography; timbre; microtonality; sound art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (at Harvard unless noted)

Graduate Courses

Instruments, Interfaces, and Infrastructures, MUS 230 (Fall 2022).

Popular Music Analysis, MUS 230 (Fall 2021).

Timbre at the Crossroads, MUS 230 (Fall 2020).

Analyzing Musical Media, MUS 230 (Fall 2019).

Graduate Musicianship, MUS B (Spring 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023).

Undergraduate Courses

Sound Studies in Theory and Practice, MUS 159 (Fall 2021).

Theory I, MUS 51b (Spring 2021, 2022, 2023).

Tonal Analysis, MUS 150 (Fall 2019).

Past Experience as Instructor of Record (McGill University)

Introduction to Research Methods in Music, MUPD 560 (Fall 2016, 2017).

The Art of New Music, MUAR 374 (Spring 2018, Summer 2018, team-taught with composer James Rubino).

Popular Music After 1945, MUAR 392 (Fall 2017, team-taught with musicologist Eric Smialek; Spring 2017, sole instructor).

Basic Materials of Western Music, MUAR 201 (Fall 2015, Spring 2017).