This site is an online portal to my musicological and intellectual interests. I am invested in musical aesthetics and philosophies from the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly those of Theodor Adorno. I received my PhD from the University of Florida. I've conducted many hours of archival research in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Vienna and am immersed in the aesthetic worlds of Theodor Adorno and Alban Berg. My scope of inquiry does not stop in early 20th-century Europe. I am interested in classical music criticism across time periods and geographies, music of the 19th century, contemporary composers, opera in the 20th/21st centuries, art song, digital scholarship, and the list grows longer everyday. My new research projects will delve into two contemporary, female, composers Kaija Saariaho and Rebecca Saunders.
I will be presenting my research on Kaija Saariaho's Notes on Light at Spectralisms 2019 -- IRCAM -- 12-14 June 2019, Paris.
My chapter, "Theodor Adorno's Musical Monographs: Challenging the Genre and Creating Historical Narratives" was recently in Music Criticism 1900-1950. (December 2018).
In February I will present a revised version of 'Theodor Adorno's Autobiographical Flashes in Berg. Meister des kleinsten Übergangs' at the annual chapter meeting of the American Musicological Society's Southern chapter (AMS-S). The conference is hosted by University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.
Academic year 2018/2019 brings me back to the University of Florida. I am excited to be teaching for the University Writing Program as well for UF's general humanities course, "What is the Good Life."
June brought an opportunity to share some of my current, postdoc period, research at the University of Nottingham. They hosted the conference - Biography and Public History: Constructing Historical Narratives through Life-Writing. This paper is titled: 'Theodor Adorno's Autobiographical Flashes in Berg. Meister des kleinsten Übergangs.'