I am a Ph.D. student in music theory at the Eastman School of Music, having earned the M.A. in music theory from Eastman (2018) and the B.M. in music theory and the B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Connecticut (2014). A recipient of Eastman’s 2017–18 TA Prize for Excellence in Teaching, I have taught throughout the Eastman curriculum, currently serving as coordinator for Sophomore Aural Musicianship. I co-authored a 2016 article exploring seventh-chord voice-leading transformations, published in Music Theory Online. My dissertation focuses on issues of genre, form, and narrative in early modernist works by Mahler, R. Strauss, Schoenberg, and Zemlinsky.  I have presented papers on a range of topics including pitch structure in Henri Dutilleux’s Ainsi la Nuit (Music Theory Society of New York State, Ninth European Music Analysis Conference, 2017), theoretical approaches to sonata form in Mahler’s late symphonies (Society for Music Theory, 2018), T. W. Adorno’s analytical aesthetics (Music Theory Midwest, 2019), and graduate instructor peer observation (Pedagogy into Practice, 2019). I have been editorial assistant with Music Theory Online since 2016 and am a current co-editor of the (newly) online, open-access journal Intégral.

Other Publications

Reenan Samuel and Richard Bass. 2016. “Types and Applications of P3,0 Seventh-Chord Transformations in Late Nineteenth-Century Music.” Music Theory Online 22 (2).

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Jingle Function in Contemporary Commercial Advertisement” Society for American Music 2020, Minneapolis, MN.

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