Academic Positions and Teaching Experience

Core Lecturer at Columbia University
Core Lecturer in Music Humanities
Supervisors: Prof. Giuseppe Gerbino, Prof. Walter Frisch
Responsibilities: Teach two classes of Music Humanities per semester, train new instructors, lead pedagogical discussions in staff meetings
Course description (HUMA W1123): This course’s aim is to teach students how to engage with music and sound in a critical fashion. Though the course material is arranged chronologically, students are encouraged to think about broader issues of canon formation and the intersection of music with gender, race, and class. Some topics include Renaissance humanism in Europe and the New World, Beethoven and the sublime, Felix Mendelssohn and civic engagement, Wagner and technology, the Harlem Renaissance, and Afrofuturism. Additionally, the course introduces students to new music by inviting composers and by exploring venues in the Manhattan and Brooklyn areas. Students also attend a production at the Metropolitan Opera.

Music Humanities Instructor at Columbia University
2009-2011, 2013-2014
Instructor of HUMA W1123: Masterpieces of Western Music (Music Humanities)
Supervisors: Prof. Susan Boynton, Prof. Walter Frisch
Responsibilities: Prepare a full syllabus, teach class, hold regular office hours, attend weekly staff meetings, create and grade exams

Adjunct Instructor at Fordham University
Fall 2010
Instructor of MUSC 1100: Introduction to Music History
Supervisor: Prof. Larry Stempel
Responsibilities: Prepare a full syllabus, teach class, hold regular office hours, create and grade exams

High Enrollment Course Assistant at Columbia University
Spring 2009
T.A. for Music V2010: Rock, Prof. Jason Lee Oakes
Responsibilities: Grade exams and essay assignments, post assignments and readings
Course description (from Columbia website): “Historical survey of rock music from its roots in the late 1940s to the present day.”

Teaching Assistant for Music Humanities at Columbia University
Fall 2008
T.A. for HUMA W1123: Masterpieces of Western Music (Music Humanities), Instructor Dr. Murat Eyuboglu
Responsibilities: Teach four class sessions (observed by instructor), regular attendance, regular meetings with instructor, plan and discuss examinations, weekly staff meetings

Professional Development and Academic Service

Reflective Teaching Seminar
Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning, Spring 2017
Responsibilities: Attend five meetings over the course of a semester; discuss and complete assignments on course design, student learning objectives, constructing assignments, and providing feedback; included two teaching observations

Editorial Board of Current Musicology
2007-2008, 2012
Responsibilities: Review and proof submissions, attend meetings

Editorial Assistance for Dr. Werner Grünzweig
Responsibilities: Proofreading and editing of Grünzweig, Werner ed., Alexander Goehr: “Fings ain’t wot they used t’be”: Archive zur Musik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts, Band 13. Hofheim: Wolke Verlag, 2012.
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Coordinator for Columbia University Sonic Glossary
Supervisor: Prof. Susan Boynton
Responsibilities: Write a grant proposal for funding, perform edits to existing entries, create new entries, collaborate with the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

Student Advisory Board at Weinberg College, Northwestern University
Representative for the German department
Supervisor: Prof. Franziska Lys
Responsibilities: Discuss student policies with classmates, attend meetings about policy changes, and provide feedback to the Dean of the College
[See here for more information on the Student Advisory Board at the Weinberg College]

Further Employment Opportunities

Freelance Music Critic and Program Annotator
Program notes for the Ojai Music Festival and Miller Theatre; reviews and interviews for Van Music Magazine, I Care If You Listen, and Second Inversion

General Assistant at Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library, Columbia University
Supervisors: Nick J. Patterson, Aaron Meicht
Responsibilities: Media processing (labeling and cataloging of media items), shelving, customer service

Music Library Circulation Assistant at Northwestern University
Supervisor: James Hobbs
Responsibilities: Customer service, shelving, statistics and record keeping of circulation