PhDs Completed in Musicology in the Last 10 Years

PhDs Completed in Musicology in the Last 10 Years


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


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”


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”


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”


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


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”


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”


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


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”

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