Writing

I enjoy researching and writing about music. Below are examples of published writing, my doctoral dissertation, and information about peer-reviewed paper talk selections and awards I have received for or in support of my writing. I am always interested in these kinds of projects, so please feel free to reach out about writing opportunities if these inspire you to do so.

Doctoral Dissertation (DMA), University of Illinois (2021) : Aaron Cassidy’s Second String Quartet: Resilient Structures, Indeterminate Localities, and Performance Practice

Computer Music Journal Reviews (MIT Press):
• CMJ Vol. 45, No. 2 (2022): Celebrating Electronics: John Bischoff’s Music (Concert) and John Bischoff: Bitplicity (Album)
• CMJ Vol. 44, No. 1 (2021): Missouri Experimental Sonic Arts Festical (MOXsonic)
• CMJ Vol. 43, No. 4 (2020): HPSCHD@50
• CMJ Vol. 43, No. 2-3 (2020): 21st Century Piano Competition Concert
• CMJ Vol. 43, No. 1 (2020): Electronic Music Midwest

Awards and Honors for Writing:
• College Music Society Northwest Best Student Paper (2021): Revisiting the Music Box-Like Foundations of Rebecca Saunders’ Compositions
• Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Research Grant (2019) for research in Huddersfield and Liverpool, UK toward completing my doctoral dissertation

Peer-Reviewed Conference Paper Talk Selections (grouped by paper):
Aaron Cassidy’s Second String Quartet: Resilient Structures, Indeterminate Localities, and Performance Practice (2021) (a smaller paper talk version of the dissertation)
2022
• Society of Composers Inc. National Online Conference
• College Music Society Great Lakes Conference
• College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Conference
• College Music Society South Central Conference
• College Music Society Northwest Conference
• College Music Society Southwest Conference
• College Music Society Central Conference
• College Music Society Northeast Conference

Johnny Reinhard: A Multi-Facted Microtonal Maven (2020)
2021
• College Music Society South Conference
• College Music Society South Central Conference
• College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Conference

Revisiting the Music Box-Like Foundations of Rebecca Saunders’ Compositions (2019)
2021
• Darkwater Womxn in Music Festival
• College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Conference
• Indiana University Graduate Musicology & Theory Associations’ Symposium for Music Research 
• College Music Society Northwest Conference (Best Student Paper Award)
• Society of Composers Inc. Student Paper
• College Music Society Central (formerly Great Plains) Conference
2020
• College Music Society National Conference
• Society of Composers Inc. National Conference
• Society of Composers Inc. Region VI Conference
• College Music Society Northeast Conference
• College Music Society Great Lakes Conference
• College Music Society South Conference
• College Music Society South Central Conference
• College Music Society Rocky Mountain Conference

Pauline Oliveros: Epitaphs of Technological and Embodied Liberations (2016)
2017      
• Pacific Northwest Graduate Music Conference
• Midwest Graduate Music Consortium Conference 

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