Full List of PhDs Completed in Musicology

2020

Thornton Miller
“Reaching Through the Iron Curtain: Practicalities in the Anglo-Soviet Cultural Exchange of Music and Musicians, 1955-1975” 2019

2019

Matthew Knight
“Song Hunters in Svaneti: Musical Tourism and other Intercultural Encounters in Highland Georgia” 

Peter Judkins Wellington
“Marimba Music, Boundaries of Diaspora, and Epistemologies of the Colombian Border in Esmeraldas, Ecuador”

2018

Liliana Carizzo
“Exiled Nostalgia and Musical Remembrance: Songs of Grief, Joy, and Tragedy among Iraqi Jews”

Katie Beisel Hollenbach
“ 'I hear music when I look at you': Teenage Agency, Mass Media, and Frank Sinatra in World War II America” 

Ian Middleton
"Trust in Music: Musical Projects against Violence in Northern Colombia"

Michael Siletti
“Sounding the Last Mile: Music and Capital Punishment in the United States since 1976”

2017

Jessica Hajek
“The Capital of Carnival: Alibabá Carnival Music and Dance in Santo Domingo as Social Enterprise and Performance Complex”

Paul Hartley
“Unfamiliar Sounds in Familiar Settings: On the Cosmopolitan Labour of Film Composers in Istanbul”

Holly Holmes
“Milton Nascimento and the Clube da Esquina: Popular Music, Politics, and Fraternity during Brazil’s Military Dictatorship (1964-85)”

Priscilla Tse
“Queering the Body: Cross-dressing Performance and Identity Politics in Cantonese Opera of Post-1950s Hong Kong”

Emily Wuchner
“The Tonkünstler-Societät and the Oratorio in Vienna, 1771–1798”

2016

Richard Deja
“From Place to Placelessness: Malawian Musicians, Commercial Music, and Social Worlds in Southern Africa”

Ioannis Tsekouras
“Nostalgia, Emotionality, and Ethno-Regionalism in Pontic Parakathi Singing”

Catherine Hennessy Wolter
“Sound Conversations: Print Media, Player Pianos, and Early Radio in the United States” 

2015

Ignacio Prats Arolas
“Music and Communication in Enlightenment Rome: Doctrine, Instruction, Socialization, and Style in the Vocal Works of the Collegio Nazareno (1704-1784)

2014

Hannah Chan
“Der Ring des Nibelungen in the New World: the American Performance and Reception of Wagner’s Cycle, 1850-1903”

Renée Clark
“Aspects of National Identity in the Art Songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams before the Great War”

John Stanislawski
“Grievous Angel: Gram Parsons and the Country Rock Movement”

Megan Woller
“Happ’ly-Ever-Aftering”: Changing Social and Industry Conventions in Hollywood Musical Adaptations, 1960-75″

Steven Wilson
“The Radical Music of John Zorn, Diamanda Galás, and Merzbow: A Hermeneutic Approach to Expressive Noise”

2013

Eduardo Herrera
“The Claem and the Construction of Elite Art Worlds: Philanthropy, Latinamericanism and Avant-Garde Music”

Heejin Kim
“Military Band Musicians on the Border: Crosser over Musical Genres in the Transnational space of the Korean War”

2012

Sylvia Bruinders
“Parading Respectability: An Ethnography of the Christmas Bands Movement in the Western Cape, South Africa”

Natasha Kipp
“Organological Geopolitics and the Balaban of Azerbaijan: Comparative Musical Dialogues Concerning a Double-Reed Aerophone of the Post-Soviet Caucasus”

Trudie Ranson
“Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Handschriften-Inkunabelsammlung, Musica Ms F (1509-1525): An Examination of the Repertorial, Codicological, and Political Significance of a Unique Source of Parody Masses, with a Modern Edition of the Manuscript and Its Models”

Ryan Ross

2011

Margarethe Adams
“Music and Entertainment in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Ideology and Legacy”

Catherine Blom
“Kjerulf and Welhaven: The Advent of Romantic Lieder and Poetry in Nineteenth-Century Norway”

Sara Heimbecker Haefeli
“John Cage’s HPSCHD”

Tanya S. Lee
“Music as a Birthright: Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music and Participatory Music Making in the Twenty-First Century”

Marie Rivers Rule
“The Allure of Beethoven’s ‘Terzen-Ketten’: Third-Chains in Studies by Nottebohm and Music by Brahms”

Aaron Ziegel
“Making America Operatic: Six Composers’ Attempts at an American Opera, 1910–1918”

2010

Theresa Allison
“Transcending the Limitations of Institutionalized Aging Through Music: Ethnomusicology in a Nursing Home”

Kydalla Etheyo Young
“Colonial Music, Confraternities, and Power in the Archdiocese of Lima”

2009

Joseph Jones
“Der Rosenkavalier: Genesis, Modeling, and New Aesthetic Paths”

LaDona Martin-Frost
“Pedagogy and Politics in Bolivian Music Education at the End of Neoliberal Reform”

2008

Stefan Fiol
“Constructing Regionalism: Discourses of Spirituality and Cultural Poverty in the Popular Music of Uttarakhand, North India”

Sarah Long
“The Chanted Mass in Parisian Ecclesiastical and Civic Communities, 1480–1540: Local Liturgical Practices in Manuscripts and Early Printed Service Books”

Tony Perman
“History, Ethics, and Emotion in Ndau Performance in Zimbabwe: Local Theoretical Knowledge and Ethnomusicological Perspectives”

2007

Jennifer Fraser
“Packaging Ethnicity: State Institutions, Cultural Entrepreneurs, and the Professionalization of Minangkabau Music in Indonesia”

2006

Brett N. Boutwell
“A Static Sublime: Morton Feldman and the Visual, 1950–1970”

Edward Michael Hafer
“The Wanderer Archetype in the Music of Franz Schubert and the Paintings of Caspar David Friedrich”

Gregory Thomas Hellenbrand
“The Symphonies of Johann Michael Haydn: A Chronological Perspective Using Theories of Joseph Riepel and Heinrich Christoph Koch”

David A. MacDonald
“My Voice Is My Weapon: Music, Nationalism, and the Poetics of Palestinian Resistance”

2005

Adriana Fernandes
“Music, Migrancy, and Modernity: A Study of Brazilian Forro”

Samuel Andrew Granade
“‘I Was a Bum Once Myself’: Harry Partch, ‘U.S. Highball’, and the Dust Bowl in the American Imagination”

Stacey Jocoy Houck
“Decoding Musical Resistance: English Vocal Music in the Service of the King, 1625–1660”

Fernando Emilio Rios
“Music in Urban La Paz, Bolivian Nationalism, and the Early History of Cosmopolitan Andean Music: 1936–1970”

Kenneth Owen Smith
“The Secular Airs of Sebastien De Brossard (1655–1730)”

2004

Joanna Lynn Bosse
“Exotica, Ethnicity, and Embodiment: An Ethnography of Latin Dance in United States Popular Culture”

Gregory Michael Dietrich
“‘Living in Both Sides of the World’: Music, Diaspora, and Nation in Trinidad”

James Kenneth Randall
“Becoming Jerome Kern: The Early Songs and Shows, 1903–1915”

Cristopher Alton Scales
“Powwow Music and the Aboriginal Recording Industry on the Northern Plains: Media, Technology, and Native American Music in the Late Twentieth Century”

Anna C. Schultz
“Rastriya Kirtan of Maharashtra: Musical Fragments of Nationalist Politics”

2003

Rebecca Ann Bryant
“Shaking Big Shoulders: Music and Dance Culture in Chicago, 1910–1925”

2002

Stephen Hill
“Machini Kubwa: Group Dancing, Politics, and Modernity in Umatengo, Tanzania”

Patricia Joan Sandler
“Singing with the Spirits: Musical Life in Sao Luis, Northeast Brazil”

2001

Diane E. Cornell
“The Performance of Gender: Five Comparative Biographies of Women Performers in Musica Popular Chilena”

Roberta Freund Schwartz
“En Busca de Liberalidad: Music and Musicians in the Courts of the Spanish Nobility, 1470–1640”

2000

Alexander Lyon Gelfand
“Rhythms of Power: Royal Drumming in Aburi-Akuapem, Ghana”

Joseph Herl
“Congregational Singing in the German Lutheran Church, 1523–1780” 

1999

Tamara Elena Livingston
“Choro and Music Revivalism in Rio De Janeiro, 1973–1995”

Laura Ann Bischoff Renninger
“Absolute Pitch and the P300: A Neuromusicological Study”

Melinda Ann Russell
“Listening to Decatur: Musical Ethnography in an Illinois City, 1992–1997”

Eunmi Shim
“Lennie Tristano (1919–1978): His Life, Music, and Teaching”

1998

Michael Creasman Strasser
“Ars Gallica: The Societe Nationale De Musique and Its Role in French Musical Life, 1871–1891”

Lise Aerinne Waxer
“Cali Pachanguero: A Social History of Salsa in a Colombian City”

1997

Alla Abramovich-Gomon
“The Nenets Song Tradition”

Manuel Gustavo Erviti
“The Motet as a Representation of Sociocultural Value Circa 1500”

Larry Fred Ward
“Filled with the Spirit: The Musical Life of an Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois”

Richard Kent Wolf
“Of God and Death: Music in Ritual and Everyday Life. A Musical Ethnography of the Kotas of South India”

1996

Kelley Ann Harness
“Amazzoni Di Dio: Florentine Musical Spectacle under Maria Maddalena D’austria and Cristina Di Lorena (1620–1630)”

Robert Charles Ollikkala“Concerning Begum Akhtar: ‘Queen of Ghazal’”

1995

Peter M. Chang
“Chou Wen-Chung and His Music: A Musical and Biographical Profile of Cultural Synthesis”

1994

Gretchen Peters
“Secular Urban Musical Culture in Provence and Languedoc During the Late Middle Ages”

Mary Ellen Poole
“Chansonnier and Chanson in Parisian Cabarets Artistiques, 1881–1914”

1993

Andrew Kay Kearns
“The Eighteenth Century Orchestral Serenade in South Germany”

Margaret Lyne Sarkissian
“Music, Identity, and the Impact of Tourism in the Portuguese Settlement, Melaka, Malaysia”

Howard Allan Spring
“Changes in Jazz Performance and Arranging in New York, 1929–1932”

1992

Samuel Mello Araujo
“Acoustic Labor in the Timing of Everyday Life: A Critical Contribution to the History of Samba in Rio de Janeiro”

Jerry Max Call
“A Chansonnier from Lyons: The Manuscript Vienna, Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Mus.Hs. 18811”

Paula Clare Savaglio
“Polish-American Music in Detroit: Negotiating Ethnic Boundaries”

Ann Louise Silverberg
“Cecilian Reform in Baltimore, 1868–1903”

Paul Arthur Wolbers
“Maintaining Using Identity through Musical Performance; Seblang and Gandrung of Banyuwangi, East Java (Indonesia)”

1991

Allison E. Arnold
“Hindi Filmigit: On the History of Commercial Indian Popular Music”

Carol Marie Babiracki
“Musical and Cultural Interaction in Tribal India: The ‘Karam’ Repertory of the Mundas of Chotanagpur”

Virginia Louise Danielson
“Shaping Tradition in Arabic Song: The Career and Repertory of Umm Kulthum”

Michael Grant Vaillancourt
“Instrumental Ensemble Music at the Court of Leopold I (1658–1705)”

Steven Moore Whiting
“To the ‘New Manner’ Born: A Study of Beethoven’s Early Variations”

1990

Victoria Lindsay Levine
“Choctaw Indian Musical Cultures in the Twentieth Century”

1989

Susan Helen Parisi
“Ducal Patronage of Music in Mantua, 1587–1627”

1988

Marva Griffin Carter
“The Life and Music of Will Marion Cook”

Barbara Helen Haggh-Huglo
“Music, Liturgy, and Ceremony in Brussels, 1350–1500”

Anton Frederik Kolstee
“To Impersonate the Supernatural: Music and Ceremony of the Bella Bella/Heiltsuk Indians of British Columbia”

Ruth Mack Wilson
“Anglican Chant and Chanting in England and America, 1600–1811”

1987

Daniel E. Freeman
“The Opera Theater of Count Franz Anton von Sporck (1724–35)”

Valerie Woodring Goertzen
“The Piano Transcriptions of Johannes Brahms”

Julia Virginia Moore
“Beethoven and Musical Economics”

Stephen Ace Willier
“Early Nineteenth-Century Opera and the Impact of the Gothic”

1986

Marcello Sorce Keller
“Musical Change in Tretino: Style and Transmission in the Oral and Choral Traditions of the Region”

Stephen Matthew Slawek
“Kirtan: A Study of the Sonic Manifestations of the Divine in the Popular Hindu Culture of Banaras”

Christopher Alan Waterman
“Juju: The Historical Development, Socioeconomic Organization, and Communicative Functions of a West African Popular Music”

1985

Thomas Nelson McGeary
“English Opera Criticism and Aesthetics, 1685–1747”

1984

Philip Vilas Bohlman
“The Musical Culture of Central European Jewish Immigrants to Israel”

1983

Christopher Jack Goertzen
“‘Billy in the Low Ground’: History of an American Instrumental Folk Tune”

Theodore Solis
“The Marimba in Mexico City: Contemporary Contexts of a Traditional Regional Ensemble”

1982

L. Kathryn Bumpass
“Beethoven’s Last Quartet”

Lynn Mason Trowbridge
“The Fifteenth-Century French Chanson: A Computer-Aided Study of Styles and Style Change”

1981

J. Richard Haefer
“Musical Thought in Papago Culture”

Rita Katherine Steblin
“Key Characteristics in the 18th and early 19th Centuries: A Historical Approach”

1980

Alice Marie Hanson
“The Social and Economic Context of Music in Vienna from 1815 to 1830”

David Stigberg
“Urban Musical Culture in Mexico: Professional Musicianship and Media in the Musical Life of Contemporary Veracruz”

1979

Alma Colk Santosuosso
“Medieval Letter Notations: A Survey of the Sources”

1978

W. Dale Cockrell
“Hector Berlioz and ‘Le Systeme Shakespeariaen’”

Richard David Green
“Robert Schumann’s Historical Awareness”

1977

Doris Jane Dyen
“The Role of Shape-Note Singing in the Musical Culture of Black Communities in Southeast Alabama”

Bertha Mary Fox
“A Liturgical-Repertorial Study of Renaissance Polyphony in Bartfa Mus. Pr. 6 (a-D), National Szechenyi Library, Budapest”

Margaret “Peggy” Grossman
“G.B. Doni and Theatrical Music”

Ali Jihad Racy
“Musical Change and Commercial Recording in Egypt, 1904–1932”

Deane Leslie Root
“American Popular Stage Music, 1860–80”

Homer Rudolf
“The Life and Works of Cornelius Canis”

1976

Mary Tiffany Ferer
“The Feast of St. John the Baptist: Its Background and Celebration in Renaissance Polyphony”

Ronald William Riddle
“Chinatown’s Music: A History and Ethnography of Music and Music-Drama in San Francisco’s Chinese Community”

1975

Paul Ernest Rapoport
“Vagn Holmboe’s Symphonic Metamorphoses”

1973

Alan Philip Lessem
“Music and Text in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg: The Critical Years, 1908–1922”

1972

Miriam Wagoner Barndt-Webb
  
“Andreas Hofer, his Life and Music, 1629–1684”

David Milton Barron
“The Early Vocal Works of Anthony Philip Heinrich”

R. Stephen Blum
“Music in Contact: The Cultivation of Oral Histories in Meshed, Iran”

G. Warren James Drake
“The First Printed Books of Motets, Petrucci’s Motteti a Numero Trentatre a (Venice, 1502) and Motteti De Passione, De Cruce, De Sacramento, De Beata Virgine Et Huiusmodi B (Venice, 1503): A Critical Study and Complete Edition”

David Eiseman
“Charles Ives and the European Symphonic Tradition: A Historical Reappraisal”

Jeffrey Gordon Kurtzman
“The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and Their Relationship with Italian Sacred Music of the Early Seventeenth Century”

Barbara Hughes McMurtry
“The Music of Prince Louis Ferdinand”

Wallace John Rave
“Some Manuscripts of French Lute Music 1630–1700: An Introductory Study”

1971

Robert Lee Byrnside
“Debussy’s Second Style”

Jerald Curtis Graue
“Muzio Clementi and the Development of Pianoforte Music in Industrial England”

Patricia Ann Myers
“An Analytical Study of the Italian Cyclic Madrigals Published by Composers Working in Rome Ca. 1540–1614”

1970

Bartlett Russell Butler
“Liturgical Music in Sixteenth-Century Nurnberg. A Socio-Musical Study”

Karin Swanson Pendle
“Eugène Scribe and French Opera of the Nineteenth Century”

Marilynn Jean Smiley
“The Renaissance Organ Magnificat”

1969

Robert Tallant Laudon
“Sources of the Wagnerian Synthesis: A Study of the Franco–German Tradition in Nineteenth Century Opera”

Alan Preston
“Sacred Polyphony in Renaissance Verona”

1968

Robert Joseph Snow
“The Manuscript Strahov D.G.Iv 47”

1967

David Eugene Crawford
“Vespers Polyphony at Modena’s Cathedral in the First Half of the Sixteenth Century”

1966

Sven Hostrup Hansell
“The Solo Cantatas, Motets, and Antiphons of Johann Adolf Hasse”

Mary Nicole Schnoebelen
“The Concerted Mass at San Pedtronio in Bologna: Ca. 1660–1730. A Documentary and Analytical Study”

1965

Aubrey Sam Garlington Jr.
“The Concept of the Marvelous in French and German Opera, 1770–1840: A Chapter in the History of Opera Esthetics”

William Kay Kearns
“Horatio Parker, 1863–1919: A Study of His Life and Music”

1963

Alan Stanley Curtis
“Sweelinck’s Keyboard Works: A Study of English Elements in Dutch Secular Music of the ‘Golden Eeuw’”

Imanuel Willheim
“Johann Adolph Scheibe: German Musical Thought in Transition”

1962

Double E. Hill
“A Study of Tastes in American Choral Music as Reflected in the Music of the Methodist Episcopal Church to 1900”

1960

Edward Christopher Wolf
“Lutheran Church Music in America During the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries”

1957

Emil Gustave Ahnell
“The Concept of Tonality in the Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau”

Clyde William Young
“The Keyboard Tablatures of Bernhard Schnid, Father and Son”