Assistant Professor of Musicology, Vanderbilt University


Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.M., University of Houston

Other Publications

A Portrait in Four Movements: The Chicago Symphony under Barenboim, Boulez, Haitink, and Muti. Foreword by Alex Ross. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Winner, 2017 ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award, 2018 Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Research Award, 2018 AMS H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Award.


Dvorak’s New World Symphony

Florence Price

White Supremacy and US Musical Modernism

Global Orchestras

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

University of Kentucky

University of Evansville


American Musicological Society

Society for American Music

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