Graduate Studies

Eastman School of Music PhD Alumni

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 25 years who are helping to shape the field of music through their work and leadership in a wide variety of 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
Bowling Green State University Mikel Kuehn Professor of Composition Composition, 1995
Brandon University Caroline Ehman Assistant Professor of Musicology Musicology, 2013
California State University, Sacramento Scott Perkins Assistant Professor of Music Composition, 2011
Chapman University Vera Ivanova Associate Professor of Composition Composition, 2007
Chinese University of Hong Kong Su Yin Mak Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2004
Cornell University Kevin Ernste Associate Professor of Composition Composition, 2006
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, Society for Music Theory Michael Buchler Professor of Music Theory, and President Society for Music Theory Music Theory, 1998
Florida State University Evan A. Jones Professor and Coordinator of Music Theory Music Theory, 1995
Florida State University, Pearson Publishing Nancy Rogers Professor of Music Theory, co-author Music for Sight-Singing (Rogers-Ottman) Music Theory, 2008
Franklin and Marshall College Sylvia Alajaji Professor of Music Musicology, 2009
Indiana University Aaron Travers Associate 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, Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions Music Education, 2007
Michigan State University Mike Callahan Associate Professor of Music Theory and Chair of the Music Theory Area Music Theory, 2010
New England Conservatory Andrea Kalyn President, New England Conservatory Musicology, 2002
Penn State University Baljinder Sekhon II Assistant Professor of Composition Composition, 2013
Roberts Wesleyan College Dina Alexander Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2015
Stetson University Noel Painter Executive Vice President and Provost, Professor of Music Music Theory, 2000
SUNY Buffalo State Mark Filsinger Associate Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2013
Syracuse University Sarah Fuchs 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 California, Los Angeles Tamara Levitz Professor of Musicology Musicology, 1994
University of California, Los Angeles David Lefkowitz Professor, Composition and Theory Composition, 1994
University of Chicago Seth Brodsky Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities; Director of Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry Musicology, 2007
University of Colorado Boulder Daphne Leong Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2001
University of Houston, Downtown Ayden Adler Assistant Professor of Arts Administration Musicology, 2007
University of Illinois, Chicago Yayoi Uno Everett Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 1994
University of Kansas Martin Nedbal Assistant Professor of Music History Musicology, 2009
University of Kansas Scott Murphy Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2004
University of Maryland Dora Hanninen Professor of Music Theory and Chair of Music Theory and Composition Music Theory, 1996
University of Memphis Josef Hanson Assistant Professor of Music Education, Coordinator for Music Education Music Education, 2015
University of Memphis Heather Klossner Assistant Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2018
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jennifer Bellor Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Composition, Artistic Director of Nextet Composition, 2013
University of North Carolina Jocelyn Neal Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professor of Music Music Theory, 2002
University of North Texas Kimberly Teal Assistant Professor of Jazz History and Theory Musicology, 2012
University of Notre Dame John Liberatore Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition Composition, 2014
University of Nottingham Elizabeth Kelly Associate Professor of Composition Composition, 2012
University of South Carolina J. Daniel Jenkins Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2007
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Scott Emmons Professor of Music Education Music Education, 1998
Washington University, St. Louis Alexander Stefaniak Associate Professor and Head of Musicology Musicology, 2012
Western Carolina University Allison Thorp Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities Music Education, 2016
Western Michigan University Maria Cristina Fava Assistant Professor of Musicology Musicology, 2012
Western Michigan University Lauron Jockwig Kehrer Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology Musicology, 2017
Yale University Ian Quinn Professor of Music Theory, Chair of the Department Music Theory, 2004