I’m an independent scholar in music theory interested in aesthetics, East-Asian popular music and semiotics, with a splash of transformational theory. See below some of my ongoing projects.

I am an early career independent scholar, and I look forward to engaging in academic conversations with you all (I won’t bite).

See you around!


MA in Music Theory, McGill University, 2023

BMus Honours in Music, The University of Edinburgh, 2020



Title: “The Anime Sound: An Analytical and Semiotic Study of Contemporary Anime Music.”
Master’s Thesis. McGill University Department: Schulich School of Music, Department of Research.
Advisor: Prof. Robert Hasegawa
Published: July 2023, https://doi.org/10.17613/yk4j-fn98


Title: “Parsimonious Voice Leading in the Contemporary Japanese Augmented Sixth.”
Status: writing and presenting
Next presentation: CUNY GSIM March 25 2023 [REGISTER]

Title: “Extramusical Signs of Class and Gender in Anime, an Aesthetico-semiotic Analysis.”
Status: writing and presenting
Next presentation: Mechademia May 27-29 2023

Title: “More Is More: Form, Harmony and Rhythm of K-pop.”
Status: paused

Title: “Through the Post-tonal Lens: Prog-rock as a Pedagogical Tool in the Post-Tonal Curriculum.”
Status: paused


Society for Music Theory (SMT)

Society for Music Analysis (SMA)

Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS)

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