M.S. in Information Science, University at Buffalo, December 2018

Ph.D. in Music History and Music Theory, Stony Brook University, December 2011

M.A. in Music History and Music Theory, Stony Brook University, May 2002

B.A. in Music, Barnard College, May 2000


Blog Posts



    “’Soulless Machines’: The question of ‘human expression’ in player piano discourse 1900-1930,” Ghosts in the Machine: Technology, History, and the Aesthetics of the Player Piano, a conference sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Cornell University, May 2017

    “ ‘The Sensational Ballet Mécanique:’ George Antheil, the general public, and American modernist music in the 1920s,” National Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Francisco, CA, November 2011

    “The ‘Piano Technician’ and his ‘Unfortunate Piano:’ Henry Cowell in the Machine Age,” National Meeting of the Society for American Music, Denver, Colorado, March 2009

    The Sounds of Shenandoah: Nature and Place in Souvenir Soundscape Music,” Music and Nature Symposium, Syracuse University, September 2006

    “Bosnian Sevdah: Music, Emotionality, and National Identity,” Jeunesse Musicales symposium at Groznjan Vocal Workshop, Groznjan, Croatia, June 2005

    “Consuming Nature: Imagery, Music, and Meaning in SUV Ads,” National Meeting of the Society for American Music, Eugene, Oregon, February 2005

    “The Life of the City: Music, Simultaneity, and the Urban Environment 1911-1924,” Colloquium presented towards the completion of the PhD, Stony Brook Music Department, March 2004

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Thirty-one Years of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science: A Content Analysis,” co-presenting with Heidi Julien, Canadian Association for Information Science, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018: Gathering Diversities, Regina, Saskatchewan, May-June 2018





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