Education

Columbia University, New York, NY

Ph.D. in Musicology, 2015
Dissertation: “Staging the Past: Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Divided Germany during the 1970s and 1980s.”
Advisor: Prof. Walter Frisch
[Link to dissertation]

M.Phil. in Musicology, 2010

M.A. in Musicology, 2009
Master’s essay: “Toward a New German Historiography: C. F. Weitzmann’s Geschichte der Harmonie und ihrer Lehre
Advisor: Prof. David E. Cohen

Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

Fulbright Grant, Musicology, 2006-2007
Advisors: Prof. Michael Dreyer, Prof. Hartmut Schick

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (Five-Year Dual Degree Program)

B.M. with honors, Music Cognition, 2006
Senior Honors Thesis: “Handshape and Orientation in the Expressive Gesture of the Musical Conductor’s Nondominant Hand.”
Advisor: Prof. Richard Ashley
[Link to abstract]

B.A./B.S. with honors, German, 2006
Senior Honors Thesis: “The Thirty Years War in Twentieth-Century Opera and Literature.”
Advisor: Prof. Michael Dreyer

Dreyfoos Palm Beach School of the Arts High School, West Palm Beach, FL

High School Diploma, Music, 2001