Michael Accinno received his Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, Davis, where he specialized in nineteenth-century U.S. music and disability studies. His dissertation examines the history of music education at schools for the blind in New York City, Boston, and London. His work has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Music and DisabilityJournal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, and American Music.

Michael has presented papers at meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the Society for Disability Studies. His research has been supported by the UC Riverside Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program, the Bilinski Educational Foundation, and the Library Company of Philadelphia.


2016 Ph.D. in Musicology, University of California, Davis

Dissertation: “Gestures of Inclusion: Music, Blindness, and Pedagogy in Nineteenth-Century Thought”

2010 M.A. in Musicology, University of Iowa

2006 B.M. in Vocal Performance, Rice University

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