Ph.D. Program Alumni

Ph.D. Program Alumni

NameTerm GraduatedDissertation Title
Aaslid, VildeSpring 2014"Interaction, Collaboration, and Improvisation in the Intersection of Jazz and Poetry"
Adkins, JosephSpring 2014"Strange Tales from Appalachia: Pammanottus"
Barton, ScottFall 2012"Understanding Musical Discontinuity"
Bidgood, LeeSpring 2011"'America is All Around Here': An Ethnography of Bluegrass Music in Contemporary Czech Republic"
Bishop, MichaelSummer 2012"A Socioesthetics of Punk: Theorizing Personal Narrative, History, and Place"
Carlson, GretchenSpring 2016"Jazz Goes to the Movies: Contemporary Jazz Musicians' Work at the Intersections of the Jazz and Film Art Worlds"
Chattleton, KyleSpring 2022"The Sono-Affective and Charlottesville's Response to the 'Summer of Hate'"
Christie, AlexSpring 2024"Light, Sound, Systems, Deer: Nonhuman Agency & Intermedia Practice"
Clark, VictoriaSpring 2021"The Indigenous Experience in Twentieth-Century Musical Indianism"
Coddington, AmySummer 2017"Rap on the Radio: Making Hip Hop into Hit Pop, 1986-1994"
Comen, CraigSpring 2019"At the Origins of Music Analysis"
Cook, JuliaSpring 2013"Re-Enchanting Modernity in the Imaginative Geek Counterculture: Musical Life and Performance in Neo-Pagan, Society for Creative Anachronism, and Science Fiction Podcasting Communities"
Cosper, DavidSpring 2011"Interpretation, Narrativity, and Musical Performance"
Culpeper, SarahFall 2013"Performing Conformity, Unleashing Craft: Female Vocalists of Postwar Pop, 1945-1956"
Davis, KevinSpring 2017"Instrumentality in the Expanded Field of Music Composition"
D'Elia, PeterSummer 2016"Critiquing the Enlightenment: Beethoven's Music in Early Romanticism"
Decker, JeffreyFall 2012"A Man Without Envy: Nat King Cole, Race, Integration and the Politics of Crossover"
Deluca, ErikSpring 2016"Wolf Listening: Acoustemological Politics and Poetics of Isle Royale National Park"
Doktor, StephanieFall 2016"'The Jazz Problem': How U.S. Composers Grappled With the Sounds of Blackness, 1917-1925"
Dye, AldonaSpring 2021 
Ek, KirstinFall 2014"'A Precipice Between Deadly Perils": American Folk Music and the Mass Media, 1933-1959
Ervin, JarekSpring 2017"New York Punk Rock: Genre as Mourning & Reconciliation (1967-1980)"
Flood, ElizabethSpring 2017"Now we'll have the women play": Class and Gender in Amateur Country Music Performance"
Gale, EmilySpring 2014"Sounding Sentimental: American Popular Song from Nineteenth-Century Ballads to 1970s Soft Rock"
Goldin-Perschbacher, ShanaSpring 2008"Sexuality, Listening, and Intimacy: Gender Transgression in Popular Music, 1993-2008"
Greene, TannerSummer 2022"Vaporwave Is Dead: Sound, Community, and Metadata in Internet Music Genres"
Guarino, MariaSpring 2012"Listen with the Ear of the Heart: A Contemplative Ethnography of Musical Performance, Communal Religions Life and Mystical Spirituality among the Monks of the Weston Priory"
Gunst, StephanieSpring 2019"Mechanized Voices and Machinic Bodies: The Music Box in US Popular Media"
Omar Guzman FraireFall 2023"Revuelta Debil Instituent Modes of the Ungovernable: Life as an Aural / Critical Art Practice"
Hsu, AurieFall 2012"Kinesonic Composition, Choreographed Sound: Balancing Kinetic and Kinesthetic Sense with Physical and Imagined Gesture in Music"
Hsu, UmiSpring 2011"Redefining Asian America: Politics, Aesthetics, and Social Networks of Independent Rock Musicians"
Jones, MatthewSpring 2014"How to Make Music in an Epidemic: Hearing AIDS, 1981-1996"
Kemper, StevenFall 2012"From Sacred Narrative to Evocations of Ancientness: Mythical Meaning in Contemporary Music"
Kirby, JasonSummer 2016"Antimodernism and Genre from Country-Rock to Alt.Country, 1968-98."
Kleftis, CourtneySpring 2016"Operatic Transvestism, Disguise Roles, and Women's Sexual Agency in Handel's Operas (1727-1741)"
Kojš, JurajSpring 2008"Cyberactions and Cyberinstruments via Physical Modeling Synthesis: Extending Musical Realities"
Lindau, ElizabethSummer 2012"Art is Dead. Long Live Rock! Avant-Gardism and Rock Music, 1967-1999"
Lewis, StevenSummer 2018"Jazz Neoclassicism and Racial Uplift, 1970-2007"
Ludwig, LorenSpring 2011"'Equal to All Alike': A Cultural History of the Viol Consort in England, c. 1550-1675"
Luna, ChrisSpring 2021"Environmental Sonic Translation"
Maguire, RyanSpring 2019"An Aesthetic of the Irreducible"
Mellen, EmilySummer 2023"Songs Across the Waves: The Music of Radio Bari"
Mueller, JustinSpring 2020"Aural Dramaturgies: A New Approach to the Operatic Soundscape"
O'Halloran, SarahSummer 2015"Stitching: Orality, Literacy, and Music"
Parks, KevinFall 2020"Performing and Listening Bodies"
Peck, ChrisSpring 2015"Composition in an Expanded Field of Performance: Experimental Music in Collaboration with Contemporary Music"
Robbins, AllisonSummer 2010"Let's Face the Music and Dance: Hollywood Musicals and the Mediatization of Broadway, 1933-1939"
Robertson, BenSpring 2021"Intersections in Actuated String Instrument Design, Performance, and Just Tuning Practices"
Rome, Rachel Devorah Wood Spring 2018"Resonant Sonic Specificity"
Rubin, NicholasSpring 2010"Signing On: U.S. College Rock Radio and the Popular Music Industry, 1977-1983"
Sammons, LanierSpring 2012"Audience Interactivity and the Concert Hall Audience"
Simonson, MarySummer 2007"Music, Dance, and Female Creativity in Early Twentieth-Century American Performance"
Spitsyn, YurySummer 2015"Composing with EncycloSpace: a Recombinant Sample-based Algorithmic Composition Framework"
Stepp, AaronFall 2020"Py2MusicXML: Software for Prototyping Musical Ideas in Python"
Stewart, TraceySummer 2021"Music, Memory, Power: Being Jamaican Maroon in the Past, Present, and Future"
Stine, EliSpring 2019"Modeling Natural Systems in Immersive Electroacoustic Sound"
Stucky, RamiSpring 2022"When Bossa Nova Was: The Sounds and Flavors of Brazilian Music in the United States during the 1960s"
Swendsen, PeterFall 2009"Amplified Whispers and the Artifice of Inaction: for Electroacoustic Music and Interactive Dance"
Szabo, VictorSpring 2015"Ambient Music as Popular Genre: Historiography, Interpretation, Critique"
Tfirn, MaxwellSummer 2017"Hearing Images and Seeing Sound: The Creation of Sonic information Through Image Interpolation"
Traub, PeterFall 2010"Spatial Exploration: Physical Abstracted, and Hybrid Spaces as Compositional Parameters in Sound Art"
Tschirhart, PeterSpring 2013"Sound Maps and the Prepresentation of Audible Space"
Turowski, PaulSpring 2016"Digital Game as Musical Notation"
Vasquez Gomez, JuanSummer 2023"Ecstasy / Light / Inertia: Interactive Gamification for New Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art"
Warren, KristinaSpring 2017"Show More/Show Less: Extended Voice, Technology, and Presence"
Warren, LydiaSpring 2021

"Home of the Blues: Performance, Tourism, and Tips on Beale Street"

Young, HannahSpring 2023""Include Women in the Sequel": Representation and Women of Color in the Second Golden Age of Broadway"
Zorn, JonathanSpring 2012"Voices in the Electronic Furnace: Towards an Analysis of Electroacoustic Vocal Music"





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