- Opera and Power
- PhD in Music, University of California, Berkeley
- MMus, King's College London
- BA in Music, Cornell University, magna cum laude
Awards and Distinctions
- American Musicological Society Holmes/D'Accone Dissertation Fellowship in Opera Studies
- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Short Term Grant
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley
- "Origins of a Menschendarstellerin: Characterization and Operatic Performance in fin-de-siècle Vienna" (Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 2019)
What is your hometown?
Sayville, New York
What is your favorite recording?
Rafael Kubelík and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Dvořák Symphonies No. 8 & 9; Billy Joel: River of Dreams
What are you passionate about outside of music?
Cooking, baking, and wine tasting with friends; boxing; taking walks; reading Agatha Christie novels; waste reduction
What question do you wish students would ask sooner rather than later?
What can we do to help me better understand this idea/reading/assignment?
What was the defining moment when you decided to pursue music as a career?
When my undergraduate advisor (in the history department) alerted me to the fact that I tended to find ways to bring the conversation around to the history of music in my assignments for history courses.
What was a turning point in your career?
When I finally figured out my dissertation topic.
If you could play only three composers for the rest of your life, who would they be?
Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Sondheim
From a music history perspective, what year and city are most important to you?