Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph. D. Historical Musicology & Music Theory, University at Buffalo SUNY (Expected Spring 2017)
M.M. Music Theory, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (August 2008)
B.M. Music Performance, Concordia College Moorhead (May 2005)

Dissertation

“A Neuro-Cognitive Approach to Cross-Domain Mapping in Multimedia”
Advisor: Richard Plotkin

Research Interests

Multimedia analysis, cross-domain mapping, synesthesia, perceptual counterpoint, audio-visual and audio-tactile perception, 20th-century analysis, Arnold Schoenberg, Wassily Kandinsky, Sergei Eisenstein, music theory pedagogy, and web-based open-access education

Publications & Presentations

  • “Audiovisual Illusion: The Effect of Cross-Modal Modulation on Multimedia Analysis.” Presented at the Society for Music Theory Conference (Charlotte, NC), November 2013.
  • “Rethinking Cross-Domain Mapping in Multimedia: A Neuro-Cognitive Approach.” Paper presented at the University at Buffalo Graduate Music Symposium, March 2013.
  • “A Cognitive Model for Inter-Sensory Counterpoint.” Paper presented at the University at Buffalo Music Graduate Student Colloquium, November 2011.
  • “Making Music with the Media of the Stage’ Audio-Visual Counterpoint in Schoenberg’s Die glückliche Hand.” Master’s Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008.
  • “The Gesamtkunstwerk Redefined: Mapping Audio and Visual Media in Schoenberg’s Die glückliche Hand.” Paper presented at Music Theory Midwest, May 2008; and the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, March 2008.
  • Poster Presentation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Showcase of Graduate Student Excellence, April 2007.

Professional Service

  • Founding Co-Editor of Mosaic: Journal of Music Research, the online music theory and musicology journal of the University at Buffalo. Editor for Volumes 1–3, 2010–2014
  • Graphic/web design and audio/video editing for Mosaic: Journal of Music Research, 2010–2014
  • President of the University at Buffalo Music Graduate Student Association, 2012–2014
  • Vice President of the University at Buffalo Music Graduate Student Association, 2010–11
  • Administrative Assistant for the June in Buffalo Performance Institute, 2013–2014
  • Colloquium Chair, University at Buffalo Music Graduate Student Colloquium Series, 2010–11
  • Local Arrangements Coordinator, Music Theory Society of NY State 2011 Annual Conference, March 2011
  • Local Arrangements, Program Design, and Catering Arrangements, UB Music Graduate Student Symposium, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Session Moderator, University at Buffalo Music Graduate Student Symposium, March 2010
  • Senator and Finance Committee Member, University at Buffalo Graduate Student Association, 2010–12

Professional Affiliations

Society for Music Theory (2005–present); International Multisensory Research Forum (2013–present); Music Theory Society of NY State (2011–12); UB Music Graduate Student Association (2008–present); Music Theory Midwest (2005–08); West Coast Society of Music Theory and Analysis (2008–09)

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, Freshman Music Theory and Ear Training, Sophomore Ear Training, Hofstra University, Fall 2013–present
  • Instructor for Harmony and Counterpoint I & II [Freshman Music Theory], University at Buffalo SUNY, 2011–2012
  • Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor for Harmony and Counterpoint I, II, III, and IV [Freshman & Sophomore Music Theory], University at Buffal SUNYo, 2008–2011
  • Adjunct Instructor for Sophomore Music Theory and Aural Skills, York College, NE, 2007–2008
  • Teaching Assistant for Sophomore Music Theory, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006–2007
  • Independent Music Theory Tutor, 2006–present
  • Independent Private Flute Lesson Instructor, 2003–2005

Languages

French: 3 years of language instruction and 6 months of study abroad at the Paris-Sorbonne University. Courses taken in music, art, writing, and historical philosophy. Good reading and writing skills. German: Moderate reading skills.