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MemberNate Ruechel

…BM Music Education

St. Norbert College, De Pere Wisconsin

MM Historical Musicology

Florida State University, Tallahasse Florida…

I am a PhD student in historical musicology at Florida State University. Broadly conceived, my research interests include 20th and 21st century American music culture, the ethics of historiography, and the overlap between structures of authority, political discourse, and aesthetic significance. My master’s thesis centers on Aaron Copland’s early symphonic jazz in the context of his transnational musical training and unique social position.

MemberDerek R. Strykowski

…Ph.D. Historical Musicology, Brandeis University (2016)

M.F.A. Historical Musicology, Brandeis University (2014)

B.A. Summa cum laude, Music with High Honors, Brandeis University (2010)

Diploma, Phillips Academy, Andover (2006)…

Derek R. Strykowski holds a Ph.D. in historical musicology from Brandeis University, where he was a Mildred and Herbert Lee fellow, and is presently a clinical assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. As a scholar of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Strykowski investigates the history of composition from a range of social-scientific perspectives in order to advance our theoretical knowledge of the relationship between compositional circumstance and the development of musical style. For example, his recent article in the Journal of Musicological Research (2016) illuminates not only the artistic origins of Alban Berg’s late operatic style but also the behavioral principles that its development represents. Currently in preparation are a pair of research articles, one of which is forthcoming from Notes (2018), that explore how the business of music publishing influenced the development of nineteenth-century style. He also maintains a second program of research involving the formal empirical analysis of sixteenth-century polyphony. Having performed a quantitative corpus study of the four- and five-voice madrigals of the Italian composer Luca Marenzio, Strykowski recently published “Text Painting, or Coincidence? Treatment of Height-Related Imagery in the Madrigals of Luca Marenzio” in the Empirical Musicology Review (2017). This same methodological approach—sometimes associated with the digital humanities—has also begun to inform his primary line of research as a means to gauge the long-term historical development of a musical style.

MemberM Selim Yavuz

…PhD Musicology – Leeds Beckett University, 2018
MMus Ethnomusicology – Royal Holloway, University of London, 2015
MA Historical Musicology – Istanbul Technical University, Centre for Advanced Studies in Music, 2014
BSc Computer Science and Engineering – Sabanci University, 2012…

I currently teach in the sociology department at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. I earned a PhD degree from Leeds Beckett University. I also taught there as part of the music production department. I come from a computer science and engineering and historical musicology background. I recently finished a project which focused on the genealogy of death/doom metal music networks in northern England. I have previously worked on John Dowland’s religious oeuvre and Elizabethan social structures in 17th century; and I have also written a dissertation on the ideas of death and suicide in depressive suicidal black metal music. I acted as an associate editor of Metal Music Studies journal where I edited the book and media review sections in the journal for volumes 2, 3, and 4 between 2015 and 2017, and as the Communications Officer of International Society for Metal Music Studies between 2016 and 2017. Please feel free to get in touch about any research-related matter through my contact information found on my CV.