Recently completed PhD dissertations in Musicology

Eastman Graduates with the PhD in Musicology are working in universities and colleges across North America.  Places of employment include Yale, UCLA, Vassar, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Dickinson, Skidmore, Franklin and Marshall, University of Arkansas, Pennsylvania State University, Brigham Young, University of New Hampshire, Cincinnati College Conservatory, North Carolina School of the Arts, Oxford College of Emory University, Bowling Green State University, Western Michigan University, SUNY Geneseo, Ithaca College, Nazareth College (Rochester), University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, Mount Allison University, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  Other graduates work in administrative positions at the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Packard Institute for the Humanities.

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Blaszkiewicz Jacek 2018 City Myths: Music and Urbanism in Second-Empire Paris Ralph Locke Visiting Assistant Professorships, Eastman School of Music and Williams College
Lubarsky Eric 2018 Reviving Early Music: Metaphors and Modalities of Life and Living in Historically Informed Performance Melina Esse Senior Editor, Carnegie Hall
Steigerwald Ille Megan 2018 Bringing Down the House: Situating and Mediating Opera in the Twenty-First Century Melina Esse Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Cultures, Washington University
Kehrer Lauron 2017 Beyond Beyoncé: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Hip-Hop ca. 2010-2016 Lisa Jakelski Faculty, College of William and Mary
Fuchs Sampson Sarah 2016 Technologies of Singing, Teaching, and Spectating in French Operatic Culture, 1870-1914 Melina Esse Faculty, Syracuse University
James C. Aaron 2016 Transforming the Motet: Sigmund Salminger and the Adaptation and Reuse of Frenco-Flemish Polyphony in Reformation Augsburg Honey Meconi Music Director, Toronto Oratory
Cassidy-Heacock Tyler 2015 The Sung Self of Syllables: Interpretive Paradigms for Contemporary Vocal Music Holly Watkins Assistant Director of Development, Hochstein School of Music & Dance.”
Compton Regina 2015 The Recitativo Semplice in Handel’s Operas for the First Royal Academy of Music, 1720-1728. Roger Freitas Independent scholar
Sermer Tanya 2015 “The Battle for the Soul of Jerusalem”: Musical Language, Public Performance, and Competing Discourses of the Israeli Nation-State Ellen Koskoff Lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Artistic Producer of the Jerusalem Oratorio Choir
Weaver Anne Marie 2015 Art Song in Nineteenth-Century Russia: An International Exploration Ralph Locke Independent scholar
Ehman Caroline 2013 Reimagining Faust in Postmodern Opera Ralph Locke Assistant professor of music history, University of Louisville
Housez Lara 2013 Becoming Stephen Sondheim: Anyone Can Whistle, A Pray by Blecht, Company and Sunday in the Park with George Kim Kowalke Part-time instructor, McMaster University; private voice studio; vocal recitalist
Kintner Amy 2013 “She’s So Busy Being Free”: The Dynamics of Utopia in Popular Music by Women, 1968-2008 Holly Watkins Free-lance book editor
Krishnamurthy Rohan 2013 Virtual Gurukulavasa: Tradition and Innovation in Online Carnatic Percussion Pedagogy Ellen Koskoff Independent scholar
Fava Cristina 2012 Music and Politics in New York City in the 1930s Kim Kowalke Faculty, Western Michigan University
Morrow Matthew 2012 “Complex Impressions”: Nature in the Music and Criticism of Claude Debussy Holly Watkins Independent scholar
Stefaniak Alexander 2012 Poetic Virtuosity: Robert Schumann as a Critic and Composer of Virtuoso Instrumental Music Ralph Locke Assistant professor of musicology, Washington University in St. Louis
Teal Kimberly 2012 Living Traditions: Embodying Heritage in Contemporary Jazz Performance Melina Esse Faculty, University of Arkansas
Kim Cindy 2011 Changing Meanings of Ornamentation in Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera Melina Esse Independent scholar
Ronyak Jennifer 2010 Performing the Lied, Performing the Self: Singing Subjectivity in Germany, 1790-1832 Holly Watkins Senior Scientist, Institut für Musikästhetik, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Graz, Austria)
Mowrey Hannah 2010 The Alamire Manuscripts of Frederick the Wise: Intersections of Music, Art, and Theology Honey Meconi Director, Redeemer Center for Worship and Music; adjunct professor for music and worship, Redeemer Seminary
Axtell Katherine 2009 Maiden Voyage: The Genesis and Reception of Show Boat, 1926-1932 Kim Kowalke Part-time instructor, James Madison University School of Music
Dean Alexander 2009 The Five-Course Guitar and Seventeenth-Century Harmony: Alfabeto and Italian Song Roger Freitas Editor, A-R Editions
Nedbal Martin 2009 Morals Across the Footlights: Viennese Singspiel, National Identity, and the Aesthetics of Morality, c. 1770-1820 Ralph Locke Assistant professor of music history, University of Kansas
Martinez Figueroa Adriana 2009 Music and the Binational Imagination: The Musical Nationalisms of Mexico and the United States in the Context of the Binational Relationship, 1890-2009 Ellen Koskoff Independent scholar
Alajaji Sylvia 2009 Diasporic Communities and Negotiated Identities: Trauma, Recovery, and the Search for the Armenian Musical Voice Ellen Koskoff Associate professor of music, Franklin and Marshall College
Lott Marie Sumner 2008 Audience and Style in Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music, c. 1830 to 1880 Ralph Locke Assistant professor of music history, Georgia State University
Brodsky Seth 2007 Utopian Strains: Berio, Ligeti, Rihm and Lachenmann Jürgen Thym and Daniel Albright Assistant professor of music and the humanities, University of Chicago
Adler Ayden 2007 “Classical Music for People Who Hate Classical Music”: Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, 1930-1950 Kim Kowalke Senior vice president and dean of musicians, New World Symphony
Wlodarski Amy 2006 The Sounds of Memory: German Musical Representations of the Holocaust, 1945-1965 Kim Kowalke Associate professor of music history and director of the College Choir, Dickinson College
Nicholson Sara 2006 Beyond Quotation: Intertextuality in Popular Music Since 1990 Martin Scherzinger Independent scholar
Grimshaw Jeremy 2005 Music of a “More Exalted Sphere”: Compositional Practice, Biography, and Cosmology in the Music of La Monte Young Kim Kowalke Associate professor of music, Brigham Young University
Roth Marjorie 2005 The Voice of Prophecy: Orlando di Lasso’s Sibyls and Italian Humanism Kerala J. Snyder Professor of music, Nazareth College
Wells Elizabeth 2004 West Side Story(s): Changing Perspectives on an American Musical Ralph P. Locke Chair of music and holder of Pickard-Bell chair in music, Mt. Allison College
Pelkey Stanley 2004 British National Identities and Keyboard Music in the Later Georgian Period Ralph P. Locke Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and associate professor of music at Roberts Wesleyan College
Mak Su Yin Suzanna 2004 Structure, Design, and Rhetoric: Schubert’s Lyricism Reconsidered Gretchen Wheelock and David Beach Associate professor of music theory, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Haskins Robert 2004 An Anarchic Society of Sounds: The Number Pieces of John Cage Jürgen Thym and Robert Morris Associate professor of music, University of New Hampshire
Carli Philip 2003 Synergy in America’s Early Talking Machine Industry: Technological, Commercial, Cultural, and Musical Factors in Band and Orchestral Recordings, 1894-1917 Ralph P. Locke Conductor, Flower City Society Orchestra; silent film accompanist
Kalyn Andrea 2002 Constructing a Nation’s Music: Howard Hanson’s American Composer’s Concerts and Festivals of American Music, 1925-71 Kim Kowalke Dean of the Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College and Conservatory
Bittmann Antonius 2001 Negotiating Past and Present: Max Reger and Fin-de-siècle Modernisms Jürgen Thym and Ralph P. Locke Professor of musicology and organ, Rutgers University
Reynolds Anne-Marie 1998 The Songs of Carl Nielsen Alfred Mann Associate professor of music, Geneseo, State University of New York
Dodds Michael 1998 The Baroque Church Tones in Theory and Practice Kerala J. Snyder Associate professor and head of music history, North Carolina School of the Arts
Frandsen Mary 1997 The Sacred Concerto in Dresden, ca. 1660-1680 Kerala J. Snyder Associate professor of music; director of resources and outreach, Notre Dame University
Pisani Michael 1996 Exotic Sounds in the Native Land: Portrayals of North American Indians in Western Music Ralph P. Locke Professor and chair of music, Vassar College
Loveland Karl 1996 Reading Donizetti’s La fille du régiment: Genesis, Transformations, and Interpretations Ralph P. Locke Vice president and product manager, Citi; formerly assistant professor, University of Toledo
Parmer Dillon 1995 Brahms the Programmatic? A Critical Assessment Jürgen Thym Associate professor of music and director of undergraduate studies, University of Ottawa School of Music
McClung Bruce D. 1995 American Dreams: Analyzing Moss Hart, Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill’s Lady in the Dark Kim Kowalke Associate professor of musicology, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Levitz Tamara 1994 Teaching New Classicality: Busoni’s Master Class in Composition, 1921-1924 Kim Kowalke Professor of musicology, UCLA
Buch Laura 1993 Seconda prattica and the Aesthetic of Meraviglia: The Canzonettas and Madrigals of Tomaso Pecci (1576-1604) Patrick Macey Staff editor, C. P. E. Bach, The Complete Works
Wilson Richard Todd 1992 The Development of the German Keyboard Canzona and its Reflection in the Work of Gottlieb Muffat Alfred Mann  
Archetto Maria 1991 Francesco Portinaro and the Academies of the Veneto in the Sixteenth Century Patrick Macey Associate professor of music, Oxford College of Emory University
Natvig Mary 1991 The Latin-texted Works of Antoine Busnois Patrick Macey Professor of musicology, Bowling Green State University
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