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History and Literature placement

Alumni Job Placement in the History & Literature Program, Department of Music

(Includes all recipients of the PhD from 2002 – Present)

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2018

Kirsten Paige has been appointed Postdoctoral Fellow in the “Thinking Matters” Program, Stanford University.

Jamie Apgar has accepted a position as Associate for Music, All Souls Episcopal Church, Berkeley and Chapel Musician at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

2017

John Kapusta is Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology, Eastman School of Music.

2016

Eleanor Cloutier has been appointed Lecturer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, having been Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame.

2015

Leon Chisholm is Postdoctoral Scholar at the Research Institute for History of Science and Technology, Deutsches Museum, Munich.

Tiffany Ng is Assistant Professor of Carillon and University Carillonist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Jessica Herdman is Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of Manitoba.

Olga Panteleeva is Researcher for the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) and Lecturer in the Department of Media and Culture Studies, University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

Anicia Timberlake is Assistant Professor of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University.

Rachana Vajjhala is Assistant Professor of Music, Musicology & Ethnomusicology, Boston University.

Rachel Vandagriff is Assistant Professor of Music History & Literature, San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM).

2014

Emily Frey Giansiracusa has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Musicology, Brandeis University (from Fall 2019).

Laura Protano-Biggs is Assistant Professor of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University.

2013

Sean Curran is Research Fellow, Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Jonathan Rhodes Lee is Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Ulrike Petersen works at the Auguste-Viktoria-Schule, Flensburg, Germany.

Yael Braunschweig is Resident Physician at Stanford Health Care.

2012

Emily Richmond Pollock is Associate Professor of Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Scott Edwards is Research Fellow, Neue Senfl Ausgabe, University of Vienna, Austria.

John Prescott is a musicologist-harpsichordist-singer affiliated to the San Francisco Early Music Society, the UC Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, etc.

2011

Rebekah Ahrendt is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, Netherlands.

Adeline Mueller is Assistant Professor of Music, Mount Holyoke College.

2010

William Quillen is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Oberlin College and Conservatory.

Jennifer Sheppard is Lecturer in Music, University of Manchester, UK.

2009

Lisa Jakelski is Associate Professor of Musicology, Eastman School of Music, and author of Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968 (California Press, 2016); winner of the 2018 Honorary Award of the Polish Composers’ Union.

Arman Schwartz is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Music, King’s College London, and author of Puccini’s Soundscapes: Realism and Modernity in Italian Opera (Olschki, 2016); winner of the Rotary Prize.

Esther V. Criscuola de Laix is Editor at scholarly critical editions publisher, A-R Editions.

Christina Schiffner is Grants Specialist and Data Manager, Marin Abused Women’s Services.

2008

Noel Verzosa is Associate Professor of Music, Hood College.

Alexander Kahn is Director of Orchestral Studies, Sonoma State University, profiled here.

2006

Michael Markham is Associate Professor of Music History, State University of New York, Fredonia.

Robert Fallon is Assistant Professor of Musicology, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music.

Anna Nisnevich is Assistant Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh.

Kimberley Parke is writer/editor, External Relations and Communications, University of Stockholm.

David Paul is Associate Professor of Musicology, UC Santa Barbara, and author of Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer (Illinois, 2013).

2005

Martin Deasy is a horticulturist (Kew Diploma with Honours, 2014), having been Junior Research Fellow, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge; and editor of Puccini’s Le villi (Edizione Nazionale Giacomo Puccini, 2018).

Heather Wiebe is Senior Lecturer, King’s College London, and author of Britten’s Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

2004

Roger Moseley is Associate Professor at Cornell University, and author of Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo (University of California Press, 2016), winner of the Kinkeldey Award.

Melina Esse is Associate Professor of Musicology, Eastman School of Music.

Holly Watkins is Associate Professor of Musicology, Eastman School of Music, and author of Metaphors of Depth in German Musical Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music (Chicago, 2018).

Nalini Ghuman is Professor of Music and Department Head, Mills College, author of Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination, 1897-1947 (Oxford, 2014).

2003

Matthew Gelbart isAssociate Professor of Music, Fordham University, and author of The Invention of “Folk Music” and “Art Music”: Emerging Categories from Ossian to Wagner (Cambridge, 2007).

Laura Basini is Associate Professor of Music History, Sacramento State.

Peter J. Schmelz is Associate Professor of Musicology, Arizona State University, and author of Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw (Oxford, 2009), winner of the 2010 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.

2002

Beth E. Levy is Associate Professor of Music, UC Davis, and author of Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West (California, 2012), winner of the Music in American Culture Award.

Leslie Sprout is Associate Professor of Music History, Drew University, and author of The Musical Legacy of Wartime France (California, 2013), winner of the Béla Kornitzer Book Award.

Nathaniel Lew is Professor of Fine Arts: Music, Saint Michael’s College, and author of Tonic to the Nation: Making English Music in the Festival of Britain (Routledge, 2016).