Research

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS



GRANTS


  • A New Vision for Open Music Theory.” This grant supported creating a brand-new version of the website Open Music Theory which is a comprehensive online textbook that is free to use and is an open-access resource. I was the author of the chapters on large form and most chapters on chromatic harmony. Co-authors were Bryn Hughes, Brian Moseley, Kris Shaffer, Mark Gotham, Kyle Gullings, Chelsey Hamm, Megan Lavengood, and John Peterson

RESEARCH ACTIVITY and PRESENTATIONS


  • “Don't Count Your Cadences Before They Hatch: Advocating for Discussions of Closure in Pedagogical Contexts” Co-written and presented with John Peterson (James Madison University)
    • Society for Music Theory Conference, 2020
    • Texas Society for Music Theory Conference, 2020
    • Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Conference, 2020

  • “Assessing for Retention: Modeling Creative, Multi-Use Quiz Design” Co-written and presented with John Peterson (James Madison University). Part of the “Using Open Educational Resources for Inclusive, Flexible, and Innovative Music Theory Pedagogy” special panel.
    • Society for Music Theory Conference, 2020

  • “Inter-University Peer Learning: Increasing Motivation and Retention through a Long-Term, Collaborative Final Project” Co-written and presented with John Peterson (James Madison University)
    • Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory (El Paso, TX), 2019

  • “Defying Brevity: Expansion at the Phrase Level and Beyond in Musical Theater” Co-written and presented with John Peterson (James Madison University)
    • Society for Music Theory Conference (San Antonio, TX), 2018

  • “Expanding Expansion Through the Metaphor of Travel”
    • Guest Lecture at Fort Hays State University, 2018

  • “‘Unlimited, the Future is Unlimited’: Reimagining Expansion with Musical Theater” Co-written and presented with John Peterson (James Madison University)
    • Texas Society for Music Theory Conference (Dallas, TX), 2018
    • Music Theory Southeast Conference (Columbia, SC), 2018

  • “Phrase Expansion through the Metaphor of Musical Motion: A Case Study of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64”
    • Co-written and presented with John Peterson (James Madison University)
    • Texas Society for Music Theory Conference (Houston, TX)
    • 2017 Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Conference (Washington, D.C.), 2017

  • “Creating Advanced Blackboard Quizzes in Bulk using Microsoft Excel and HTML”
    • Invited presentation at University of Texas at El Paso's Blackboard Institute (2017).

  • “Binding Ensemble Casts with Static Cues: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999) and Boogie Nights (1997)”
    • Music and the Moving Image Conference (New York, NY), 2016

  • “Large-Scale Dramatic Irony in Carter Burwell’s Score to Barton Fink
    • Society for Music Theory Conference, 2015
    • Music Theory Southeast Conference, 2015
    • Music Theory Forum, Florida State University, 2015

  • “Tom’s ‘Twister’: More than 180° in Miller’s Crossing’s Love Triangles”
    • Music and the Moving Image Conference (New York, NY), 2015

  • “Formal Structures Reconsidered: New Ideas about Form in Alkan’s Grande Sonate
    • Alkan USA Bicentennial Conference (Orem, Utah), 2013

  • Analyzing Film Music across the Complete Filmic Structure: Three Coen and Burwell Collaborations
    • Dissertation (Florida State University), 2015
    • Committee Members: Matthew Shaftel, Nancy Rogers, Michael Buchler, David Johnson

  • “Formal Structure in Puccini’s Suor Angelica: Expanding Hepokoski’s Rotational Analysis”
    • Master’s Thesis (Bowling Green State University)
    • Committee Members: Nora Engebretsen-Broman, Gene Trantham