composer, theorist, pianist



See full CV (including publications) 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              


Archival Research and the Presser Graduate Music Award—How-Tos, Hypotheses, and Research Implications: Music Studies Colloquium, Temple University   

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

Current Positions

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

Past Teaching Experience

2018 - 2019 (2 summers) Faculty, Theory/Composition
Young Women Composers Camp
                         Philadelphia, PA

2013 –  2019        Piano, Voice, Theory, Composition Teacher
Cappella School of Music
                        Oreland, PA

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