Works in Progress

Natalie Barsoum, "'Since down here each soul gives to someone its music, its flame': The Influence of Victor Hugo on Romantic Art Song" (Ph.D. diss.).

Matthew Gabay, “Music Printing in Nuremberg during the Long Seventeenth Century: The Endter Printing Dynasty” (Ph.D. diss.).

David Ottinger, "Going for the One: Progressive Rock and the Expansion of Form in Popular Music" (Ph.D. diss.).


Thomas Rohde, “Adaptation and Recontextualization in the Twentieth-Century Brazilian Modinha” (Ph.D. diss.).


Joy-Leilani Garbutt, “Les femmes invisibles: The Education, Careers, and Compositions of French Women Organists, 1872–1954” (Ph.D. diss.)


Henry Bauer, "A Catalog of Choral Music for the Liturgical Year" (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

Kevin C. McDonald, “Hearing the American Civil Rights Movement in the Music of Max Roach” (Ph.D. diss.).

Very Rev. James Junípero Moore, O.P., “Episcopalian Tradition in the Midst of Reform: The Liturgical Works of Richard Wayne Dirksen” (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

Miriam Trujillo, “Delicate Words: Finding the Romantic Fragment in Literature, Translating It into Music” (B.A. thesis).

Matthew D. Wallace, “Satis est: Examining Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Opus 80” (M.A. thesis).


Benjamin Shields, “Towards a Greater Understanding of Catholic Liturgical Music Today: A Philosophical Investigation, Qualitative Study, and Call for Reflection and Transformation” (B.A. thesis).


Flannery Jamison, “‘Say, Now You Lovely Social Band’: Shape-Note Singing in the Antebellum South” (B.A. thesis).


Christopher Booth, “Preexisting Music as a Disruptive Element in Historical Fiction Film” (Ph.D. diss.).

Laura Curl, “‘Je veux être emu’: Aesthetic Principles of Franck and Wagner in Duparc’s Mélodies” (M.A. thesis).

Peter Kohanski, “Water Parties, Fireworks, and Royal Public Image: Re-evaluating Handel’s Instrumental Music in London” (B.A. thesis).

Kenneth Stilwell, “The Poetics of Bourgeois Realism in the Late Songs of Robert Schumann” (Ph.D. diss.).


Saehee An, “Evidence of Gottfried von Strassburg and Schopenhauer in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde” (B.A. thesis).

Joseph Arthur Mann, “In all the Factious Humours You Have Bred: Music as Political Propaganda in Seventeenth-Century England” (Ph.D. diss.).


Anna Brashears, “Beyond Healing: The Limits of Nature, Creativity, and Wandering in Robert Schumann's Kerner Liederreihe, op. 35” (M.A. thesis).


David S. Hanner, “Mexico's Foremost Composer: Nicolas Slonimsky and the Carlos Chávez Legacy” (M.A. thesis).

Karen Moses, “Nielsen, Hindemith, and Schoenberg: Foundations of the Twentieth-Century Wind Quintet” (Ph.D. diss.).

Sara M. Pecknold, “On lightest leaves do I fly: Redemption and the Renewal of Identity in Barbara Strozzi's Sacri musicali affetti (1655)” (Ph.D. diss.).

Jennifer L. Seighman, “Catholic Choir School Models in the United States: Reinvigorating the Musico-Liturgical Life of the Church” (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

Karen Uslin, “Grasping at Hours of Freedom: Musical Life in the Terezín Concentration Camp” (Ph.D. diss.).

Ian Wardenski, “Harmonic and Phrase Rhythm Analysis of the Core Dance Movements from the Four Lute Suites of J.S. Bach” (Ph.D. diss.).

Matthew Condic Yost, “Tota Pulchra Es: Themes of the Immaculate Conception in Francisco Guerrero's Polyphony” (University Honors Program capstone thesis).

Laura Newman Yust, “The Place of Music in a German Renaissance Liberal Arts Education: A Cataloging and Contextual Description of Library of Congress MT5.5 .H47 1550” (M.A. thesis).


William H. Atwood, “The Influence of Plainchant on the Liturgical Music of Theodore Marier” (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

Rachel McNellis, “Defending the Immaculate Conception in Fifteenth-Century Cambrai: The Interaction of Iconography, Devotion, and Theology in Du Fay and Carlier's Recollectio Festorum Beatae Mariae Virginis” (M.A. thesis).

Philip Messing, “Making Them His Own: Musical Quotations in Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony” (B.M. thesis).


Deborah B. Crall, “Context and Commission in Large-Scale Texted Works of Libby Larsen” (Ph.D. diss.).


David Ottinger, “Music as Confrontation: Fin-de-siècle Vienna in the First Movement of Mahler's Third Symphony” (M.A. thesis).

Angeline Smith Van Evera, “Rediscovering Forgotten Meanings in Schubert's Song Cycles: Towards an Understanding of Well-Temperament as an Expressive Device in the Nineteenth-Century Lied” (Ph.D. diss.).


Eric Crawford, “The Negro Spiritual of Saint Helena Island: An Analysis of its Repertoire during the Periods 1860-1917, 1922-1939, and 1972-present” (Ph.D. diss.).

Alicia Kopfstein-Penk, “Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts: Contexts and Canons" (Ph.D. diss.).

Marilyn Maturani, “Passionate Ending: Reassessing the Original Finale of Schumann's Piano Sonata, Op. 22” (M.A. thesis).

Rachel McNellis, “The Dominican Office of the Most Holy Rosary: Textual, Musical, and Iconographic Representation of Mary as the New Eve” (B.M. thesis).

Kevin O'Brien, “Russell Woollen: Catalogue and Contextual Examination of the Sacred Music” (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).


Nelson Niño, “Celso Garrido-Lecca: Synthesis and Syncretism in Concert Music of the Andes Area (1985-2000)” (Ph.D. diss.).


Katerina Lichtenwalter, “Elgar's Unintentional Modernism: The Aesthetics of Captivity in the Cello Concerto” (M.A. thesis).

Jami Moore, “Whether Today or Tomorrow: Plurality as a Factor of Time in Der Rosenkavalier” (M.A. thesis).


Lars Helgert, “Jazz Elements in Selected Concert Works of Leonard Bernstein: Sources, Reception, and Analysis” (Ph.D. diss.).

Matthew D. Morrison, “Disturbing the Groove: Towards a Critical Analysis and Cultural Consideration of Contemporary Rhythm & Blues” (M.A. thesis).


Alexandre Abdoulaev, “Nationalist, Neoclassical, or Both? The Examination of Nationalist and Neoclassical Trends in Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin” (M.A. thesis).

Sam Brian Dorsey, “Vihuela Intabulations of Josquin Masses: An Examination of Musical Texture and Musica Ficta” (Ph.D. diss.).

Christina Indianos Svilich, “The Doxastarion of Petros Lambadarios in the 'New Analytical Method': A Comparison of Second-Mode Melodies for a Byzantine Chant Genre” (M.A. thesis).

Richard Miller, “The Guitar in the Brazilian Choro: Analyses of Traditional, Solo, and Art Music” (Ph.D. diss.).


Stephanie Lawrence-White, “Musical Education at the Ospedale degli Innocenti, Florence” (Ph.D. diss.).

Stephanie Poxon, “From Sketches to Stage: The Genesis of Samuel Barber's Vanessa” (Ph.D. diss.).


Samuel Armstrong Schmitt, “The Paston Manuscripts in Context: A Study of Folger Shakespeare Library MSS V.a. 405-7” (Ph.D. diss.).


Mark Andrew Cook, “An Analytical Study of Paul Hindemith's Symphony, ‘Die Harmonie der Welt’” (Ph.D. diss.).

Deborah Crall, “Charles Lewis Hutchins (1838-1920) and the Hymnals of the Protestant Episcopal Church” (M.A. thesis).