Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Education

2011–Present

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Ph.D., Music Theory
Dissertation: "Schubert's Three-Key Expositions;" Advisor: Seth Monahan

2010–2011

The Pennsylvania State University, M.A., Music Theory
Thesis: Dualities in Igor Stravinsky's Compositional Process As Seen in The Nightingale (1908–1914)
Thesis Advisor: Maureen Carr
Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate five-year program

2006–2011

The Pennsylvania State University, B.M., Flute Performance
Summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda


PUBLICATIONS

2018

Review of Lorraine Byrne Bodley & Horton, Julian, ed., Rethinking Schubert, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), Nineteenth-Century Music Review


Presentations

2017

"The Rest is Noise: A Modular, Historically Integrated Approach to Post-Tonal Pedagogy" (Co-authored with Amy Fleming)

  • Pedagogy into Practice: Teaching Music Theory in the Twenty-First Century, Cleveland, TN, June 3

2015

"The Foreshadowing of Crisis: Emerging Middle Keys in Schubert's Development of the Three-Key Exposition"

  • Society for Music Theory (SMT), St. Louis, MO, October 29
  • Music Theory Midwest (MTMW), Rochester, MI, May 8
  • Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic (MTSMA), Princeton, NJ, March 14
    • Winner of the Dorothy Payne Award for Best Student Paper

2014

"Differentiating 'True' and 'Stylized' Romantic Fragments: A Schenkerian Approach"

  • 18th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Toronto, Canada, June 18
  • New England Conference of Music Theorists (NECMT), New London, CT, March 29

"Exploring Polyscalarity in the Music of Igor Stravinsky: Discerning Surface- and Deeper-Level Scalar Collections"

  • Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic (MTSMA), Winchester, Virginia, March 22
    • Winner of the Dorothy Payne Award for Best Student Paper

2013

"Redefining the Romantic Fragment"

  • Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS), Stony Brook, NY, April 6

2010

"Duality in Igor Stravinsky's Compositional Process as Seen in The Nightingale (1908–1914)"

  • Allegheny Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS), Pittsburgh, PA, April 24

"Transformation in 'Asie' from Maurice Ravel's Shéhérazade"

  • Buffalo Graduate Student Symposium on Music, Buffalo, NY, February, 26

Fellowships, Awards and HOnors

2016

Winner of the Eastman School of Music Teaching Assistant Prize for Excellence in Teaching for teaching TH205 (Model Composition and Non-Tonal Analysis), Eastman School of Music

2015

Dorothy Payne Graduate Student Paper Award, Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

2014

Theodore Presser Foundation Music Award for a research trip to Vienna in order to do archival research on Schubert's piano sonatas

Dorothy Payne Graduate Student Paper Award, Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

2011–2015

Sproull Fellowship, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

2010

Summer fellowship at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Pennsylvania State University 

Creative Achievement Award for research on Stravinsky, Pennsylvania State University

William J. and Lois K. Leight Memorial Fund Scholarship Award Winner for academic submission in music theory, Pennsylvania State University

Golumbic Scholarship School of Music Nomination for academic submission in music theory, Pennsylvania State University

2009

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition: Honorable Mention, Pennsylvania State University

2008–2010

Bryce Jordan Scholarship for Flute Performance, Pennsylvania State University 

2006–2011

Schreyer Honors Scholar (Music Theory) 

2006–2008

Pennsylvania State University School of Music Scholarship 


Teaching experience

Experience teaching the entire theory core from remedial courses through post-tonal theory and analysis as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes. Prepared to teach any core theory, analysis, writing, and aural skills as well as graduate seminars within my research interests.

2011–Present

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Graduate Instructor

Model Composition and Tonal Analysis I (2012) 
Model Composition and Tonal Analysis II (2013)
Aural Musicianship I (2013) and (2016)
Aural Musicianship II (2014) and (2017)
Model Composition and Post-Tonal Analysis (2015)

Tutor

Tutored over 50 students across the entire curriculum including remedial theory and aural skills

 

University of Rochester, Main Campus

Teaching Assistant

American Musical Theater (2017)

2009–2011

The Pennsylvania State University

Graduate Instructor

Basic Musicianship I (2010)

Teaching Assistant

Music Theory I (2010)
Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music (2010)
Graduate Seminar in Music Theory (The Music of Stravinsky) (2011)
Advanced Tonal Analysis (Analysis of Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, & Schoenberg) (2009–2011)


Funded archival research

2014

Schubert's Sonata Forms

Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna, Austria
Bibliothèque nationale de France (Richelieu), Paris, France
University of Lünd, Lünd, Sweden
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Haus Unter den Linden), Berlin, Germany
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria

2010

Stravinsky's Compositional Process

Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland


University and Disciplinary Service

2016–2020

Member of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) Development Committee

2014–2015

Leader of Student Task Force for SMT–40 Fundraising Campaign

2013

Music Theory Search Committee (two positions: member of Graduate Student Committee), Eastman School of Music

2010

Assistant for Music Theory Society of Mid-Atlantic (MTSMA) Annual Conference
 


Related experience 

2011–Present

Intégral (peer-reviewed music theory journal)

Editor, Vols. 28/29, 30, and 31 (2014–Present)

  • Spearheaded redesign of layout, cover, and website for 30th-anniversary

Reviews Editor, Vol. 27 (2013–2014)
Subscriptions Manager (2012–2013)
Publicity Manager (2011–2012)

2015

Director and Interviewer for a promotional video for Edward Klorman's monograph Mozart's Music of Friends

2014–Present

Freelance Music Graphics Consultant (Designed and prepared graphics for scholarly conferences and publications.)

2014–Present

Employee, Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music

Reference Assistant (2014–Present)
Special Collections Librarian Assistant, Carl Fischer Collection (2012–2013)


Professional Development

2017

Form Workshops in Music Theory, Form Forum III (Toronto, Canada) 

"Schubert's Ganymed and Die junge Nonne led by Nathan John Martin

"The Finale of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: Its Form Reexamined" led by William Caplin

2010–2015

Graduate Student Workshop in Music Theory, Society for Music Theory (SMT) 

"Schubert's Modulatory Practice" led by Suzannah Clark (2015)

"The Idea of Musical Form as Process" led by Janet Schmalfeldt (2013) 

"Stravinsky" led by Gretchen Horlacher (2010)


Research and Teaching Interests

Analysis of musical sketches
History of music theory
Music theory pedagogy
Late 19th- and early 20th-century music
Chromatic harmony
Post-tonal theory and analysis

18th- and 19th-century form
Theories of musical narrative
Scale theories
Music of Igor Stravinsky
History and analysis of American musical theater
Schenkerian Analysis


Computing

Music & audio

Sibelius
Finale
Logic
GarageBand
Audacity

Programming

Swift (learning)
C++ (learning) 
Python and music21 (learning) 

graphics & general

Photoshop
Illustrator
Adobe Acrobat Pro
InDesign
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) 
Apple iWorks (Keynote, Pages, & Numbers) 


Academic and professional Memberships 

Society for Music Theory
Music Theory Society of New York State
New England Conference of Music Theorists
Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic


Languages

French: Proficient (5 years of study) 
German: Proficient (3 years of study including a summer in Vienna, Austria)


Performance Studies

Private Flute Studies with: 

Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Pennsylvania State University (2006–2011) 
Sheryl Cohen, Barrington, RI (2009–2010)
Steven Finley, Boston, MA (2008–2009)
Wendy Hawes, Dartmouth, MA (1997–2006) 

Flute masterclasses with: 

Valerie Coleman, Pennsylvania State University (2009)
Conner Nelson, Pennsylvania State University (2009)
Keith Underwood, Cape Cod, Massachusetts (2008 – 2 performances)
Christina Jennings, Panoramic Flutist Seminar, University of Colorado (2008)
Leone Buyse, Panoramic Flutist Seminar, University of Colorado (2008) 
Thomas Robertello, Anatomy of Sound Workshop, University of Michigan (2008)
Amy Porter, Anatomy of Sound Workshop, University of Michigan (2008)
Svjetlana Kabalin, Pennsylvania State University (2008) 

Piano Instruction with:

Bruce Frank, Eastman School of Music (2012)

  •  Intermediate Piano Skills and Private Instruction in Keyboard Skills

Rick Britto, Dartmouth, MA (1996–2006) 


Performing Experience

Solo Recitals and Performances

Eastman Theory Students Solo Recital, two solo performances, Eastman School of Music (2013)
Senior Solo Recital, Pennsylvania State University (2010) 
Junior Solo Recital, Pennsylvania State University (2009) 
Sophomore Solo Recital, Pennsylvania State University (2008) 
Summer Solo Recital, Waltham, Massachusetts (2008)
Penn State School of Music's Common Hour, Pennsylvania State University (2006–2011)
Penn State Flute Studio Recitals, Pennsylvania State University (2006–2011) 

Ensemble Experience

Penn State University Chamber Orchestra, Principal Flute/Piccolo, Directed by Gerardo Edelstein (2009) 
Penn State Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Flute/Piccolo, Directed by Dennis Glocke (2008–2010)
Penn State University Opera Orchestra, Principal Flute, Directed by Gerardo Edelstein (2007)
Penn State University Philharmonic Orchestra, Second Flute/Piccolo, Directed by Gerardo Edelstein (2007–2010)
Penn State University Symphonic Band, Principal Flute, Directed by Dennis Glocke (2006–2007) 

Chamber Music experience

Flute Trio (2 Flutes and Cello), Flute, Penn State University, Performance of Haydn's London Trio #1 (2010)
Woodwind Trio (Flute, Clarinet, and Oboe), Flute, Penn State University, Supervised by Anthony Costa (2009)
Stravinsky Octet, Flute, Penn State University (2009 – multiple performances)
Two Flutes and Harp Trio, Flute, Penn State University, Performance of Berlioz's Enfance du Christ (2009)
Woodwind Quintet, Flute/Piccolo, Supervised by Darryl Durran (2007–2008)
Flutist at Methodist Church, Flute, State College, PA (2008) 
Various Orchestral and Wind Band Graduate Conducting Recitals, Flute, Penn State University (2007–2009)
Pit Orchestra for Penn State University Thespians, Principal Flute/Piccolo, Penn State University (2006–2008) 
Flute & Harp Duo, Flute, Penn State University (2006–2010)
Penn State University Flute Ensemble, Directed by Eleanor Armstrong (2006–2010)