University of Kansas (B.A. in Music)

University of Kansas (M.M. in Music Theory)

University of Chicago (PhD Student in Music History & Theory)


Gustav Holst’s Terzetto and Its Maximally Smooth Triads of Keys

A Study of Stacked Canon Systems Within the (Extended) Common Practice

Reconstructing a Narrative: A Study of African-American Social Aesthetics Within Jazz Ontologies

Generalizing the Generic Modal Compression Concept: Contemporary Jazz Applications of Trichord Pairs

Modulation vs. Macroharmony?: Harmonic Strategies in Kuhlau’s, Brahms’, and Hindemith’s Per Tonos Canons

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Considering African-Diasporic Nominations Within Jazz Ontologies”:

@ Music Theory Midwest (paper available online at

@ SMT Analysis of World Music, Global Interculturalism & Musical Peripheries Interest Group Symposium


Society for Music Theory, West Coast Conference for Music Theory and Analysis, Music Theory Midwest, Music Theory Southeast, Rocky Mountain Music Theory Society, Midwest Music Research Collective

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