Education

Ph.D. in Musicology, University of Illinois (2012)
M.A. in Musicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005)
B.M. in Piano Performance, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2003)

Publications

Books

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Research and Information Guide (Routledge, 2016).


Book Chapters

  • “Ralph Vaughan Williams.” In Nicholas Jones, ed., The Symphony in Britain and Ireland Since 1900. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

  • “Recordings.” In Ceri Owen and Julian Onderdonk, eds., Vaughan Williams in Context. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.


Articles

  • “Sibelian Formal Principles in the First Movement of Malcolm Arnold’s Fifth Symphony.” Journal of the Royal Musical Association (accepted and forthcoming, 2023).

  • “British Symphonic Criticism: A Tale of Two Symposia.” Fontes Artis Musicae Vol. 69, No. 1 (January-March 2022): 28-42.

  • “‘Blaspheming Beethoven?’ The Altered BACH Motive in Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony.” Acta Musicologica Vol. 91, No. 2 (2019): 126-145.

  • “Is It Symphonic? Some Thoughts on the Critical Reception of Vaughan Williams Sinfonia antartica.” The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society Journal No. 69 (June 2017): 6-9.

  • “‘There, in the Fastness of Rural England’: Vaughan Williams, Folksong, and George Borrow’s Lavengro.” The Musical Times Vol. 156, No. 1933 (Winter 2015): 43-56.

  • “Nielsen’s Arcadia: The Case of the Flute Concerto.” Carl Nielsen Studies Vol. 5 (2012): 280-301.

  • “‘They Dance No Sarabande’: Constant Lambert, The Rio Grande, and the American Exotic.” American Music Research Center Journal Vol. 14 (2004): 53-76.


Book Reviews

  • Michael Allis and Paul Watt, eds. The Symphonic Poem in Britain, 1850-1950 (Boydell, 2020). NABMSA Reviews Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall 2020): 5-7.

  • Beata Bolesławska. The Symphony and Symphonic Thinking in Polish Music Since 1956 (Routledge, 2019). Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Vol. 77, No. 2 (December 2020): 302-305.

  • Jürgen Schaarwächter. Two Centuries of British Symphonism: From the beginnings to 1945 (Georg Alms Verlag, 2015). NABMSA Reviews Vol. 3, No. 2 (Fall 2016): 12-14.

  • R. James Tobin. Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restraint (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). American Music Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring 2016): 138-140.

  • Julian Horton, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Nineteenth-Century Music Review Vol. 12, No. 2 (December 2015): 351-356.

  • Philip Ross Bullock, ed. The Correspondence of Jean Sibelius and Rosa Newmarch, 1906-1939 (Boydell, 2011). Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Vol. 69, No. 3 (March 2013): 572-574.

  • Daniel M. Grimley. Carl Nielsen and the Idea of Modernism (Boydell, 2010). Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Vol. 68, No. 3 (March 2012): 601-603.

  • David Manning, ed. Vaughan Williams on Music (Oxford University Press, 2008). Twentieth-Century Music Vol. 6, No. 2 (September 2009): 260-264.

  • Raphael D. Thöne. Malcolm Arnold – A Composer of Real Music: Symphonic Writing, Style, and Aesthetics (Entercom Saurus Records, 2007). North American British Music Studies Association Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 2 (Autumn 2008).

  • Graham Parlett. A Catalogue of the Works of Sir Arnold Bax (Oxford University Press, 1999). Music Reference Services Quarterly Vol. 8, No. 4 (October 2004): 93-94.

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