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. Archival research has been the backbone of my scholarship, particularly the Adorno archives in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Alban Berg's archives in Vienna. 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 and 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.
Fall 2019 I presented my research on Kaija Saariaho, Nature, and Metaphor Theory at the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Livewire10 new music festival. I also took part in the AMS-Southwest Chapter meeting (at Texas Christian University), presenting research on Adorno and Berg.
In Fall 2019, I joined the faculty of Texas A&M University-Commerce as Assistant Professor of Music. I'll be teaching courses in music history and research.
Spring 2019 brought a presentation on Kaija Saariaho's Notes on Light at Spectralisms 2019 -- IRCAM -- 12-14 June 2019, Paris.