Simple about

I’m an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Maryland’s School of Music. My research primarily focuses on contemporary classical music in the United States: my dissertation was on the “indie classical” movement, and I’m about to publish a book about the organization Bang on a Can. I also write frequently for publications such as the New York Times and New Yorker, tweet quite a bit as @seatedovation, and host a podcast called Sound Expertise.

You can read and subscribe to my newsletter about my book project, Industry, here! And you can pre-order the book, out Feb 1 with Oxford University Press, here.

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Here’s my C.V.