AboutMusicologist specializing in music of the first half of the twentieth century. Interests include Shostakovich, Bartok, American music, and the Nashville Sound.
EducationB.A. (English) and B.M. (Piano Performance), Millikin University
M.M. (Music History and Literature), Southern Methodist University
Ph.D. (Musicology), The University of Texas at Austin
PublicationsCrooked River City: The Musical Life of Nashville’s William Pursell
, The University Press of Mississippi, coming September 2018.
“Latvia,” “Estonia,” “Russia,” “Belarus,” “Ukraine,” and “Queen Latifah” in Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia,
AFL-CIO/Greenwood Press, 2018. “Shostakovich and the Peace Conference,” Music and Politics 6, no. 2 (Summer 2012)
“A Soviet Opera in America” Chapter Ten of Contemplating Shostakovich
, Ashgate, 2012.
“A Baroque Influence: The Framework Theme in Bartók’s Six String Quartets.” International Journal of Musicology
Upcoming Talks and Conferences“Our Winter Love, Bill Pursell, and the Nashville Sound,” IASPM National Conference, Nashville, March 2018.
MembershipsSociety for American Music
American Musicological Society
College Music Society
Sigma Alpha Iota