Alumni

 

Dang, Christine Thu Nhi. Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, 2014.  Dissertation Title:  Songs of Spiritual Citizenship: Muslim and Christian Voices in the Senegalese Public Sphere.  Assistant Professor of Music in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University.  

 Carlson, Luke.  Ph.D in Composition, 2014.  Dissertation Title:  "Burnished Tide."  Independent Composer. website:  www.lukecarlsonmusic.com  luke.andrew. .andrew.carlson@gmail.com

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.  Music Studies Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music, scott.ordway@curtis.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