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My courses treat music theory as a language to be learned, a puzzle to be solved, and an art form in and of itself. While my research primarily focuses on form and harmony in nineteenth-century music, I enjoy teaching students about the extraordinary variety of human musical expression across time periods and genres.
Years at Knox: 2016-present
Ph.D., Music Theory, University of Rochester - Eastman School of Music, 2015
M.A., Music Theory, McGill University - Schulich School of Music, 2010
B.A., Music and French Literature, Rhodes College, 2008
Musical form, Schenkerian analysis, opera analysis, chromatic harmony, history of music theory, music theory and the liberal arts, model composition.
"Thematic Redundancy, Registral Connections, and Formal Expectations in the Finale of Beethoven's Op. 14/1," Music Theory and Analysis Vol. 3/2 (Oct. 2016), 197-208.
"Schenkerian Interruption and Beethoven's Sonata-Rondo Form," Theory and Practice Vol. 40 (2015), 123-150.
"The Minor-Mode Rondo Finale as Expressive Subgenre," Music Theory Midwest, Iowa City, IA. May 19-20, 2017. Ninth European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC), Strasbourg, France. June 28-July 1, 2017.
"The Evolution of Beethoven's Sonata-Rondo Finales" Music Theory Society of New York State Annual Meeting, April 2016
"Form-Functional Loosening in Beethoven's Sonata Rondos" Society for Music Analysis: KeeleMAC, July 2015. Music Theory Society of New York State Annual Meeting, April 2014
"Reconsidering Interruption in Rondo Forms" Music Theory Society of New York State Annual Meeting, April 2015
"Rethinking the Unthinkable: Defining Closure in Brahms's Sonata Forms" Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 2012. Texas Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting, March 2012
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