Paul David Flood is an incoming Ph.D. student in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. His research interests include national identity and compositional aesthetics in 20th and 21st century Nordic music, the Eurovision Song Contest, music and philosophy, and choral music. He holds a M.F.A. in Musicology from the University of California, Irvine and a B.A. in Music from Westminster Choir College. Outside of his scholarship, Paul is an active choral singer.


Ph.D. Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (in progress)

M.F.A. Musicology, University of California, Irvine (2021)

  • Thesis: “Embracing the Outsider: Framing Conflict in Per Nørgård’s Wölfli Works.”

B.A. Music, Westminster Choir College of Rider University (2019)


Public Writing

“Per Nørgård’s Two-Tone Infinity Series in Wie Ein Kind (1979-80).” Peer-reviewed blog post for Global Musical Modernisms. Dec. 2020.

“Paul David Flood on the Political Music of Ted Hearne.” For I Care If You Listen and 21CM. Jan. 2020.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

  •  “Serving Face in the ‘Gay Olympics’: Geopolitical Trajectories of Drag in the Eurovision Song Contest.” 21st Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Daegu, South Korea. July 5-9, 2022.



American Musicological Society

International Association for the Study of Popular Music

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