- History of music theory (concentrating on ancient and medieval music theory)
- Music and premodern science and psychology
- Music and spirituality
- Ethics and systematic theology
- Theories and theologies of liturgy
Ph.D. in Musicology, Cornell University
Dissertation: “Theorizing Music as Spiritual Practice: Perspectives from Augustine to Tinctoris” Prof. Andrew Hicks, supervisor.
Major Field: Musicology; Minor Field: Ancient Philosophy
M.A. Musicology Cornell University
M.M. Violoncello Performance The Juilliard School
B.A. Classical Studies Columbia University summa cum laude
“‘Magis corde quam organo’: Agazzari, Amadino, and the hidden meanings of Eumelio”, Early Music 48/2 (2020): 157-176.
“Affection, Attention, and the Will: Medieval Models of Devout Song,” The International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 49 (2018): 3–28.
“Ethical Aspects of Listening in Plato’s Timaeus: Pleasure and Delight in 80b5–8,” Greek and Roman Musical Studies 4 (2015): 253–272.
with Matthew Hall and Zoe Weiss, Agostino Agazzari, Eumelio (A-R Editions) [forthcoming].
“Saint John Chrysostom at the Grammys? Sacred Sounds in Recent Recordings,” The Hudson Review LXXIV, no. 1 (Summer 2020), 268-274.
“Music for a Time of Crisis: Livestreaming in a Global Pandemic,” The Hudson Review LXXIII, no. 1 (Spring 2020), 131-137.
“A Summer of Music Festivals,” The Hudson Review LXXII, no. 3 (Fall 2019): 459-466.
“Retelling Fidelio: David Lang’s Prisoner of the State,” The Hudson Review LXXII, no. 2 (Summer 2019): 1–8.
“The Art of Programming,” The Hudson Review LXXII, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 95–102.
“Gods, Gurus, and the Search for the Holy Grail: Bach Recordings from 2018,” The Hudson Review LXXI, no. 4 (Winter 2019): 701–714.
“Giving Voice Through Music: Performative Expressions of Nature, Folk, and the Black Experience,” The Hudson Review LXXI, no. 3 (Autumn 2018): 581–590.
“String Quartets: Concepts and Concerts,” The Hudson Review LXXI, no. 2 (Summer 2018): 272–280.
“Curious Conjunctions in Berlin,” The Hudson Review LXXI, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 87–95.
“Early Works, New and Old: Handel, Beethoven, Aucoin,” The Hudson Review LXX, no. 4 (Winter 2018): 628–636.
“Notes from the Road: Part II,” The Hudson Review LXX, no. 3 (Autumn 2017): 447– 454.
“Notes from the Road,” The Hudson Review LXX, no. 2 (Summer 2017): 289–298.
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in New Music,” The Hudson Review LXX, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 131–138.
“Tone, Text, and History at Symphony Hall,” The Hudson Review LXIX, no. 4 (Winter 2017): 656–662.
2016–2019 Program Annotator for Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival, Blue Hill, ME.
with Carlos Roberto Ramírez, “Four-Hand Keyboarding in the Long Nineteenth Century: A Conference Report,” Newsletter of the Westfield Center XXVIII, no. 1 (March
Scholarships and Grants
|2019–2020||Sadov Family Research Fellowship (Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences)|
|2018||Don M. Randel Teaching and Research Fellowship (Cornell University, Department of Music)|
|2015, 2017, 2018||Cornell Graduate School Conference Travel Grant Award|
|2013, 2017||Cornell University Sage Fellowship|
|2017||Cornell Language Instruction Grant|
|2016||Cornell Council of the Arts Individual Grant Program (with Matthew Hall and David Yearsley)|
|2012||Thelma Altschuler Scholarship, Lillie Chasnoff Miller Scholarship (The Juilliard School)|
|2012||Gluck Community Service Fellowship|
|2011||Irving B. and Joan W. Harris Endowed Scholarship, William R. Hearst Scholarship (The Juilliard School)|
|2008||Rapaport Summer Fellowship (Columbia University)|
Honors and Prizes
|2016||Ellen Gussman Adelson Prize (Cornell University, Department of Music)|
|2015||James Blackmore Prize (Cornell University, Department of Music)|
|2013||William Schumann Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music (The Juilliard School)|
|2012||Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Semifinalist|
|2012||Prix de Musique de Chambre (Conservatoire Américain de Fontainbleau)|
|2011||Phi Beta Kappa Society|