Simple about

I’m an associate 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 my  book about the organization Bang on a Can came out in 2021. I also write frequently for publications such as the New York Times, tweet as @seatedovation, and host a podcast called Sound Expertise.

My new book, in collaboration with Kerry O’Brien, is On Minimalism: Documenting a Musical Movement–– coming out in April 2023 with University of California Press!

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