Ph.D. Princeton University, Musicology (June 2014)
primary adviser: Wendy Heller
M.A. Princeton University, Musicology (2009)
B. A. Swarthmore College, Music (2007)
The Operetta Empire: Viennese Music Theater and Austrian Identity, 1900—1930 is a study of “Silver Age” Viennese operetta, focusing on key works by Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, Leo Fall, and Oscar Straus. Balancing analysis with reception history and cultural context, my research positions operetta as a nexus of fin-de-siècle Viennese society, serving at first as a sophisticated and rapidly shifting projection of the empire’s multivalent identity and, after the fall of the Habsburgs, as a memorial for it.
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, particularly operetta and opera in Vienna; Richard Strauss; opera staging and Regietheater; seventeenth-century Venetian opera and ballet.
Fellowships and Honors
Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2013-14)
Fulbright Research Grant for study in Austria (2010-11)
Naumburg Fellowship for promise in graduate music study, Princeton University (2007-13)
Princeton Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies research grant (2010)
Peter Gram Swing Award for music study, Swarthmore College (2007)
Drew Pearson Award for excellence in student journalism, Swarthmore College (2007)
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German, French, basic Italian.
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