composer, theorist, pianist



See full CV here.

Recent Conference Presentations

“Where Everything is Silent”: Time, Memory, and Fate in Dallapiccola’s  Il prigioniero (1948)

·       AMS/SMT San Antonio (11/1 – 11/4)

With All Due Respect: Diversity and the Representation
of Marginalized Composers in the Music Theory Classroom

·       CMS Northeast, University of Delaware

Synesthetic Associations and Gendered Nature Imagery: Female Agency in the Piano Music of Amy Beach

·       Women in the Creative Arts Conference, Australian National University 

·       American Women Pianist-Composers: Beach and Carreño, University of New Hampshire

Gendered Nationalism and Female Agency in Beach’s Eskimos                                                 

·       AMS Capital Chapter., George Mason University

·       CMS Mid-Atlantic, Towson University  

·       Music by Women Conference, Mississippi University for Women 

Narrative & Mixed Temporalities in Canti di liberazione

·       Rutgers University Musicological Society Graduate Student Conference 

·       Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, University of Pennsylvania 

Nonlinear Time in Dallapiccola's Canti di liberazione

·       AMS Mid-Atlantic, Muhlenberg College

·       Student Society for Musicology Music and Meaning Symposium, Univ. of Florida 

Joycean Influence and Nonlinearity in Canti di liberazione

·       THEMUS Conference, Temple University

Professional organizations and service 

College Music Society Northeast Chapter
Regional conference program chair

2018 – 2020    
College Music Society

Board Member for Composition

 2017 – 2019
American Musicological Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter                             President

College Music Society Symposium: CMS Forums
Editorial Board Member: Career Development

 2016 – 2017    
College Music Society
Adjudicator, CMS Northeast Regional Conference (Call for Scores)

2015 – 2016    
American Musicological Society
Member, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Student Subcommittee (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

Society of Composers, Inc.
Adjudicator, SCI Journal of Musical Scores (Vols. 56-57)

 2013 – 2015    
President (Temple University’s chapter of SCI)

2012 – 2013    
Temple University Vice Provost for the Arts Student Advisory Committee
Committee co-chair


 2011 – 2012    
Treasurer, reception coordinator,
concert organizer


2012 – 2016: Ph.D., Music (composition)  

Certificate, Teaching in Higher Education

Boyer College of Music, Temple University Philadelphia, PA            

Doctoral Dissertation (2-part):

Theory – On the Poetics of Nonlinear Time: Dallapiccola’s Canti di liberazione.

Committee: Cynthia Folio (advisor), Michael Klein, Maurice Wright, Brian Alegant (external reader)

Composition – Beneath a Reign of Uncouth Stars, concertino for piano, narrator, and chamber orchestra      

2012Summer program, theory and composition with honors in harmony 

European American  Musical Alliance
La Schola Cantorum, Paris, France

Instructors: Michel Merlet, David Conte, Philip Lasser.

 2010 – 2012: M.M., Composition

Boyer College of Music, Temple University                                                      


2006 – 2010: B.A.  (Summa Cum Laude), Music Theory and Composition

McDaniel College, Westminster, MD                  

2005 – 2006Music Preparatory, piano and composition

Hood College, Frederick, MD

Recent Invited Talks


Anti-Nostalgia and Representations of Jewish Identity in Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw

Issues and Ideas in Jewish Studies Lecture Series, University of Delaware 

Gendered Nationalism and Female Agency in Amy Beach’s Eskimos

Music Studies Colloquium, Temple University 


Beneath a Reign of Uncouth Stars for piano, narrator, and chamber orchestra

The Third Annual Music Studies Graduand Student Forum, Temple University (4/27)                


Archival Research and the Presser Graduate Music Award: How-Tos, Hypotheses, and Research Implications

Music Studies Colloquium, Temple University (10/9)   

Recent Projects

2019 - The Apple Tree
choral piece (in progress)
commissioned by the Churchville-Chili High School Concert Choir

2018 - a dark place is not a dark place
trombone quartet
commissioned by the Elysian Trombone Consort

Still ist’s im Wald
soprano solo and chamber orchestra commissioned by the Temple Composers Orchestra

For more recent projects, please check out the media link or playlist.

Current Positions

2018 –              Full-Time Instructor, Theory/Composition
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
                          West Chester, PA

2018 -               Teaching faculty, Theory/Composition
Young Women Composers Camp
                         Philadelphia, PA

2013 –              Piano, Voice, Theory, Composition Teacher
Cappella School of Music
                        Oreland, PA

Past Teaching Experience

2017 –  2018    Adjunct Professor of Music     
                       Rowan University Department of Music
                       Glassboro, New Jersey

2016 –  2018     Adjunct Professor of Music Studies
                        Temple Univ. Boyer College of Music
                        Philadelphia, PA

2014 –  2018     Music Program Coordinator/Teacher
Friends Central School Summer Camp
                        Wynnewood, PA

2016 – 2017     Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Theory
                       University of Delaware Department of Music
                       Newark, DE

2016 – 2017     Piano/Composition Teacher
                       Community Music School
                       University of Delaware (Newark)

2014 – 2016     Instructor of Music Theory
Temple University Boyer College of Music                         

2011 – 2014     Graduate Teaching Assistant in Music Theory
Temple University Boyer College of Music

 2009 – 2010     Student conductor/rehearsal leader
                         Concert Band, Concert Choir
                         McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

2009                Department tutor for Music Theory
McDaniel College Music Department

Courses Taught 


MTC Q14: Basic Ear-Training and Sight-Singing

MTC 110: Making Music

MTC 112: Theory of Music I

MTC 113: Theory of Music II

MTC 114: Aural Activities I

MTC 115: Aural Activities II

MTC 213: Theory of Music IV

MTC 215: Aural Activities IV

MTC 487: Senior Recital I (private composition lessons)

MTC 488: Senior Recital II (private composition lessons)


MUSC 195: Harmony I (Theory I)

MUSC 296: Advanced Harmony II (Theory IV)

MUSC 392: Counterpoint

MUSC 595: Graduate Theory Review 


 MUST 2704: Music in History

 MUST 1711: Music Theory I

MUST 1711 LAB: Aural Theory I

 MUST 1712: Music Theory II

MUST 1712 LAB: Aural Theory II

 MUST 2712 LAB: Aural Theory IV

 MUST 5001: Diatonic Harmony Review      

MUST 5002: Chromatic Harmony Review

MUST 5003: Counterpoint Review

 Private Composition lessons


 MUSG 6109: Music Appreciation

 Focus: Music, Gender, and Politics


 ·      Piano

·      Voice

·      Composition

·      Written and aural theory