• Assistant Professor of Music

    Brinkley Hall, 014
    (434) 223-6635



Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2015
B.M., University of Michigan, 2007
B.A., University of Michigan, 2007

Teaching Interests

Music History and Appreciation
Music Theory
Popular Music
Electronic Music
20th Century Art Music
Music and Identity

Other Interests

Tiger Radio
Electronic Music DJing and Production

Selected Publications

"A Design-Oriented Approach to Analyzing and Interpreting Ambient Music Recordings"           
(Forthcoming in the Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches, 2018)  

Book Review of Against Ambience and Other Essays, by Seth Kim-Cohen. Twentieth-Century Music (forthcoming September 2017).  

"Unsettling Brian Eno's Music for Airports." Twentieth-Century Music 14, no. 2 (June 2017): 305-33.  

Interview with Alison McCracken, author of Real Men Don't Sing: Crooning in American Culture. International Association for the Study of Popular Music-U.S. Website. April 17, 2016. http://iaspm-us.net/iaspm-us-interview-series-allison-mccracken-real-men-dont-sing/.  

"Between Silence and Stigma: Notes on Jamie Stewart's Queer Performativity." Journal of Popular Music Studies 25, no. 4 (Dec. 2013): 439-58.

Research Interests and potential topics for students

Research interests: music history, music theory, music analysis, aesthetics, philosophy of music, 20th-century music, american music, popular music, electronic music, music and psychology/listening, music composition
Potential topics for students: Anything related to music history, theory, or analysis, especially music made since 1800; Anything related to philosophy or aesthetics of music; Some psychology and music topics (not neuroscience)