MA/PhD in Theory
Julianna Willson is a second year Ph.D. student in music theory. She holds a B.M. from the University of Memphis in piano performance. During her undergraduate, she was a finalist in the University of Memphis Soloists Competition in 2016 and also received the Dean’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award at the end of her senior year. Her research interests have included intertextuality and meaning within 19 th century music and particularly within the music of Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. Julianna has presented her research on Felix Mendelssohn’s allusions to Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata as a lightening talk at the South Central Society for Music Theory (2019).