Graduate Studies

Eastman School of Music PhDs on the Faculties of Selected Educational Institutions

We are very proud of the accomplishments of the distinguished alumni from Eastman’s four PhD-granting disciplines of Music Theory, Musicology, Composition, and Music Education, many of whom are teaching and leading at musical institutions and schools around the world. The following list offers a sample, rotating list of 50 PhD alumni from the past 30 years who are helping to shape the field of music through their work in a wide variety of colleges, universities, music schools, and other institutions.

Some of Eastman’s PhD-granting departments also publish lists of alumni and their professional activities. For more information on alumni in composition, please click here. For a list of recent graduates in musicology, please click here. For lists of academic appointments, recent dissertations, and a complete list of alumni in music theory, please click here.

 

Institution Graduate Position PhD Program
Boston University Susan Conkling Professor of Music Education Music Education, 1994
Bowling Green State University Mikel Kuehn Professor of Composition Composition, 1995
California State University, Sacramento Scott Perkins Assistant Professor of Music Composition, 2011
Chapman University Vera Ivanova Associate Professor of Composition Composition, 2007
Cleveland Institute of Music Samuel Bivens Music Theory Faculty Music Theory, 2018
College of William and Mary Lauron Kehrer Assistant Professor of Music Musicology, 2017
Cornell University Kevin Ernste Associate Professor of Composition Composition, 2006
DePauw University Ayden Adler Professor of Music, Dean of the School of Music Musicology, 2007
Drake University Dina Alexander Visiting Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2015
Duquesne University Stephen Benham Associate Professor of Music Education and Director of Graduate Studies Music Education, 2004
Eureka College of Illinois Adriana Martinez Assistant Professor of Music Musicology, 2009
Florida Gulf Coast University Patricia Gingras Assistant Professor of Music Music Education, 2013
Florida State University Evan Jones Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Theory Music Theory, 1995
Florida State University Nancy Rogers Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2008
Franklin and Marshall College Sylvia Alajaji Associate Professor of Music Musicology, 2009
Georgia State University Gilad Rabinovitch Assistant Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2015
Indiana University Aaron Travers Assistant Professor of Music (Composition) Composition, 2005
Ithaca College Susan Avery Associate Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2002
James Madison University William Dabback Professor of Music Education, Music Education Area Coordinator Music Education, 2007
Kennesaw State University Ben Wadsworth Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2008
Michigan State University Mike Callahan Associate Professor of Music Theory and Chair of the Music Theory Area Music Theory, 2010
Middle Tennessee State University Trevor de Clercq Assistant Professor, Recording Industry faculty Music Theory, 2012
New York University Sarah Marlowe Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Music Theory Music Theory, 2012
Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University Jenine Brown Music Theory Faculty Music Theory, 2013
Roberts Wesleyan College Dina Alexander Assistant Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2015
SUNY Buffalo State Mark Filsinger Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2013
Syracuse University Sarah Fuchs Sampson Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures Musicology, 2016
The Hochstein School of Music & Dance Gary Palmer Assistant Director and Dean of Students, Co-Chair of the Piano Faculty Music Education, 2010
The Library of Congress David Plylar Music Specialist/Concert Producer Composition, 2009
Toronto Oratory Aaron James Music Director Musicology, 2016
Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) Marco Alunno Professor of Composition and Music Theory Composition, 2007
United Church of Pittsford, The Harley School Ashley Danyew Church musician, accompanist, piano teacher Music Education, 2016
University for Music and the Performing Arts in Graz, Austria Jennifer Ronyak Senior Scientist Musicology, 2010
University of Arkansas Kimberly Teal Assistant Professor of Musicology Musicology, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles David Lefkowitz Associate Professor, Composition and Theory Composition, 1994
University of Chicago Seth Brodsky Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities; Director of Graduate studies Musicology, 2007
University of Kansas Martin Nedbal Assistant Professor of Music History Musicology, 2009
University of Louisville Caroline Ehman Assistant Professor of Music History Musicology, 2013
University of Maryland Dora Hanninen Professor of Music Theory and Chair of Music Theory and Composition Music Theory, 1996
University of Massachusetts Boston Josef Hanson Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator for Music Education Music Education, 2015
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Brent Auerbach Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2005
University of Memphis Heather Klossner Assistant Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2018
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jennifer Bellor Visiting Lecturer  Composition, 2013
University of North Carolina Jocelyn Neal Professor of Music Music Theory, 2002
University of Notre Dame John Liberatore Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition Composition, 2014
University of Nottingham Elizabeth Kelly Assistant Professor Composition, 2012
University of South Florida, Tampa Baljinder Sekhon II Assistant Professor of Composition Composition, 2013
University of Toronto Daphne Tan Assistant Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2013
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Scott Emmons Professor of Music Education and Dean of the Peck School of the Arts Music Education, 1998
Washington University, St. Louis Alexander Stefaniak Assistant Professor of Musicology Musicology, 2012
Western Carolina University Allison Thorp Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities Music Education, 2016
Western Michigan University Cristina Fava Assistant Professor of Musicology Musicology, 2012