Alumni

Chen, Ke-Chia.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2013.  Dissertation Title:  "Untold Memories" for Orchestra. Curits Institute of Music, Musical Studies. www.kechiachen.com.  kechia1206@gmail.com

Hammel, Stephan.  Ph.D. in Theory, 2013.  Dissertation Title:   Music, Aesthetics, Peripherality: Notes  on a Philosophy of History of Latin American Music (1910- 1973).  Independent Scholar, stephanhammel@me.edu.

Ordway, Scott.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2013.  Dissertation Title: Symphony #3.  Visiting Assistant Professor, Bates College, Maine, sordway@bates.edu

Patteson, Thomas.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2013.  Dissertation Title: Instruments for New Music: Sound Technology and Modernism in the Weimar Republic. Musical Studies Faculty, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, thomas.patteson@gmail.com

Solitro, Anthony.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2013.  Dissertation Title:  Unclasped, for Soprano and Orchestra.  Lecturer, University of PA, solitro@sas.upenn.edu.

Aversa, Eleanor.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2012.  Dissertation Title:  Open Doors for Orchestra. Piano Faculty, Settlement Music School, Philadelphia. eaversa@sas.upenn.edu

 Jennings, Lauren. Ph.D. in Musicology, 2012.  Dissertation Title: Tracing Voices:  Song as Literature in Late Medieval Italy. Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Southern California, lljennin@usc.edu 

MacMillen, Ian. Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2012. Dissertation Title: Tambura Music Across Geographic and Ethnic Divides in Croatia and Its Intimates. Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies and OCREECAS Postdoctoral Fellow at Oberlin College. imacmill@oberlin.edu

Valnes, Matthew. Ph.D. in Theory, 2012. Dissertation Title: We Getting Funky on the Scene": Improvisation and Live Performance in Funk Music. Independent Scholar and Tutor, Duke University. matthew.valnes@duke.edu, matt.valnes@gmail.com

Zazulia, Emily. Ph.D. in Musicology, 2012. Dissertation Title: Verbal Canons and Notational Complexity in Fifteenth-Century Music. Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh. ecz6@pitt.edu

Kyker, Jennifer.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2011.  Dissertation Title:  A Person Among Others: Music, Morality, and Postcolonial Politics in the Songs of Oliver Mtukudzi.  Assistant Professor, Joint appointment at Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester. jennifer.kyker@rochester.edu

Lamen, Darien.  Ph.D in Ethnomusicology, 2011.  Dissertation Title:  Mobilizing Regionalism at Land's End: Popular Electric Guitar Music and the Caribbeanization of the Brazilian Amazon.  ACLS New Faculty Fellow, University of Wisconsin Madison.  darien.lamen@gmail.com

Loughridge, Deidre.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2011.  Dissertation Title:  Technologies of the Invisible: Optical Instruments and Musical Romanticism.  Visiting Assistant Professor, Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow of the Humanities, University of California Berkeley.  dloughridge@berkeley.edu

Meyers, John.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2011.  Dissertation Title:  "Rock and Roll Never Forgets": Memory, History, and Performance in the Tribute Band Scene. Independent Scholar. johnpaulmeyers@gmail.com

Mellon, Elizabeth.  Ph.D. in Music Theory, 2011.  Dissertation Title:  Inscribing Sound:  Medieval Remakings of Boethius's De Institutione Musica. Independent Scholar.

Mondelli, Peter.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2011.  Dissertation Title:  From Voice to Text: Parisian Opera and Material Culture 1790-1870.  Assistant Professor, University of North Texas.  peter.mondelli@unt.edu

Qaasim, Andaiye.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2011.  Dissertation Title:  We Come from Mars:  Negotiating Metis Identity in Marseillais Hip-Hop.  Independent Scholar. qaasim@gmail.com

Baker, Hilary.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2010.  Dissertation Title:  Stage(d) Communities:  Representations of New York, Sexuality, and (Auto)Biography in Contemporary, American Musical Theater.  Lecturer, Penn State Erie.  hxb17@psu.edu

Grant, Roger.  Ph.D. in Music Theory, 2010.  Dissertation Title:  Four Hundred Years of Meter: Theories, Ideologies, and Technologies of Musical Periodicity Since 1611.  Assistant Professor, University of Oregon.  grant4@uoregon.edu

Grau, Anna.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2010.  Dissertation Title: Representation and Resistance:  Female Vocality in Thirteenth-Century France.  Teaching Associate, Deparment of Theatre and Music, University of Illinois Chicago. annagrau@uic.edu

Steingo, Gavin.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2010.  Dissertation Title:  After Apartheid: Kwaito Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom.  Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh.  steingo@pitt.edu

Nelson, Daniel.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2010.  Dissertation Title: "Sinfonietta" for Large Orchestra.  Independent Composer. dan.s.nelson@gmail.com

Bridges, Emily.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2009.  Dissertation Title:  Hero of Crossroads, Gardener of the Heart:  Three Songs for Baritone and Chamber Ensemble.  Independent Composer. eabridge@sas.upenn.edu.

Ludwig, David.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2009.  Dissertation Title:  Sonata for Violin and Piano.  Dean of Artistic Programs, Gia and Lisa Liem Chair, Curtis Institute of Music.  david.ludwig@curtis.edu.

McCullough, Allen.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2009.  Dissertation Title:  "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1."  Music Faculty, Purdue University.  mccullo3@purdue.edu

McPherson, Andrew.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2009.  Dissertation Title:  "Secrets of Antikythera."  Lecturer in Digital Media at Queen Mary, University of London.  andrew.p.mcpherson@gmail.com.

Carson, Charles.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  "Broad and Market: At the Crossroads of Race and Class in Philadelphia Jazz, 1956-1980."  Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin.  ccarson@utexas.edu

Chamblee, Catherine.  Ph.D. in Theory, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  "Cognitive Processes of Improvisation:  Performers and Listeners in the Organ Tradition and Contemporary Gospel Styles."   Independent Scholar.

Ingalls, Monique.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  "Awesome in this Place":  Sound, Space, and Identity in Contemporary North American Evangelical Worship."  Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, University of Cambridge.  mmi23@cam.ac.uk

Masci, Michael.  Ph.D. in Theory, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  "The Deduction of the Voice: Toward a Noncognitive Account of Music Judgment."  Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, SUNY Geneseo.  masci@geneseo.edu

Minakakis, Efstratios.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  Philadelphia Fire (Trope I).  Professor of Music, New England Conservatory of Music. eminakak@yahoo.com.

Noakes, Jennifer.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  "From the Top of the Mountain":  Traditional Music and the Politics of Place in the Central Appalachian Coalfields."  Independent Scholar.  jennie.noakes@gmail.com.

Robinson, Gregory.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  "Entre Gauchos no Hay Fronteras": Traditional Music and the Post-Frontier in Chilean Patagonia.  Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology.  George Mason University.  grobins8@gmu.edu

Ryan, Jennifer.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  "Can i Get A Witness?:  Soul and Salvation in Memphis Music.  Assistant Professor, Department of African and African American Studies, Indiana State University.  jryan6@indstate.edu.

Schreibeis, Matthew.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  "Symphony."  Visiting Assistant Professor, Saint Joseph's University.  mschreibeis@hotmail.com

Thomas, Katherine.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  Hollywood Blackface and its Descendents:  Negotiating Race and Difference through Performance of the Other in Hollywood Musicals.  Independent Scholar.

Wilcox, Stephan.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2008.  Dissertation Title:  Cho-Han (for large Orchetra).  independent Composer.  spwilcox@sas.upenn.edu.

Dugan, Leo.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2007.  Dissertation Title:  Concerto for Jazz Saxophone and Orchestra.  Adjunct Professor, Immaculata University. leonardodugan@hotmail.com.

Silverberg, Laura.  Ph.D in Musicology, 2007.  Dissertation Title:  "The East German Sonderweg to Modern Music, 1956-1971."  Associate Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.   lsilverberg@wisc.edu.

Saltzstein, Jennifer.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2007.  Dissertation Title:  "Wandering Voices: Refrain Citation in Thirteenth-Century French Music and Poetry."  Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma. jennifersaltzstein@ou.edu.

Shanno, Lucy.  Ph.D. in Music Theory, 2007.  Dissertation Title:  Composing With Recording in Mind:  An Analytic Approach.  Independent Scholar.  lucyminettshanno@hotmail.com.

Jorritsma, Marie.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2006.  Dissertation Title: "Sonic Spaces:  Inscribing "Coloured: Voices in the Karoo, South Africa."  Head of Music, University of Witwatersrand.  marie.jorritsma@wits.ac.za.

Rosenberg, Ruth.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2006.  Dissertation Title:  "Eloquence and Encounter: Corsican Female Lament in Performance and Imagination."  Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago. rrose76@uic.edu.

Party, Daniel.  Ph.D. in Musicology,2006.  Dissertation Title: "Bolero and Balada as the Guilty Pleasures of Latin American Pop."  Associate Professor, Universidad Catolica de Chile.  dparty@uc.cl.

Boyle, Benjamin C.S.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2005.  Dissertation Title:  "To One in Paradise."  Adjunct Professsor, Rider University.  bboyle@rider.edu.

Harris, Cameron.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2005.  Dissertation Title:  "Three Night Pieces" for Orchestra. Assistant Professor, Univer of Witwatersrand.  cameron.harris@wits.ac.za

Kelly, Kevin.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2005.  Dissertation Title: "Never a Human Voice" for Orchestra.  Assistant Professor of Music, Los Angeles City College.  doctorkelly78@gmail.com.

Schmidt, Patricia.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2005.  Dissertation Title:  "Thinking Inside the Box:  In Search of Music-Video Culture."  Freelance Grant Writer.  schmidtpl@hotmail.com.

Hayes, Elaine.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2004. Dissertation Title:  "To Bebop or to Be Pop:  Sarah Vaughan and the Politics of Crossover."  Freelance Editor.  elaine.hayes@gmail.com.

Mook, Richard.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2004.  Dissertation Title:  "The Sounds of Liberty:  Nostalgia, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Philadelphia Barbershop, 1900-2003."  Assistant Professor, Arizona State University.  richard.mook@asu.edu

Moore, Hilary.  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2004.  Dissertation Title:  "British Jazz Voices:  Crossing Borders of Race, Nation, and Class."  Communications Specialist, McKinsey & Company.

Cha, Jee-Weon.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2004.  Dissertation Title:  "Music, Language, and the Tone Poem:  Interpreting Richard Strauss's TOD UND VERKLÄRUNG, Op.24."  Associate Professor, Grinnell College.  chajee@grinnell.edu

Whang, Carol.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2004.  Dissertation Title:  "Re-Defining Relationships:  Modeling in Four Imitation Masses by Palestrina."  Independent Scholar.

Carrillo, Carlos.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2003.  Dissertation Title:  "La pasion segun Antigona Perez."  Assistant Professor of Composition-Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  carcarri@illinois.edu.

Kozik, Lona.  Ph.D. in Compoisition, 2003.  Dissertation Title:  Fast Jump: etudes and interludes for solo piano.  Pianist and Independent Composer.  lonakozik@gmail.com.

Macklem, Mary.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2003.  Dissertation Title:  "Reforming Opera and Its Pulbic in Early Modern Venice."  Senior Program Officer, National Endowment of the Humanities.  mary.macklem@gmail.com

Perella, Lisa.  Ph.D. in Musicology, 2003.  Dissertation Title:  "Mythologies of Musical Persuasion:  The Power and Politics of Song in France, 1653-1673."  Independent Scholar.

Lathan Kerzner, Ann.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2002.  Dissertation Title:  "Diary of the Damned." Executive Director, JONAS! Music.

Morgan, Mary Kathleen.  Ph.D. in 2002.  Dissertation title: "The three-Voice Chansons of Johannes Ockeghem and Antoine busnoys:  Approaches to From, Process, and Musical Structure in the Chanson ca. 1470."  Independent Scholar.  tommo@mindspring.com

Bloechl, Oivia.  Ph.D. in History, 2002.  Dissertation Title:  "Sounding Savagery:  Native American Song and the Frontiers of Early Modern Music."  Associate Professor, UCLA.  bloechl@humnet.ucla.edu 

Case, Delvyn.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2001.  Dissertation Title: "Sacred Symphony."  Assistant Professor of Music, Wheaton College and Music Director, Great Woods Chamber Orchestra.  delvyncase@yahoo.com

Laganella, David.  Ph.D. in Composition, 2001.  Dissertation Title:  "String Quartet."  Associate Professor, Wesley College.  David.laganella@wesley.edu

Tsai, Ling-Huei.  Ph.D in Compoisition, 2001.  Dissertation Titel:  "Unwrapping a Mummy" for orchestra.  Assistant Professor, Taipei National University of the Arts.  loritatsai@yahoo.com