I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Literature with a minor in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in August of 2011. During that time, I was an Undergraduate Research Assistant and Research Associate in musicology. I am currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in musicology and philosophy at the University of Idaho. I have published for Oxford University Press, the Musikproduktion company in Munich, the Southeast Philosophy Congress, and the Long Island Philosophical Society. I am also a freelance contributor for the arts, entertainment, and culture section of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. I am interested in and available for both academic, specialized presentations on musicology and other subjects pertaining to the performing arts, as well as for presentations geared toward lay audience.
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Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Paper Competition Award Winner (professional)
I won second prize in the university-wide Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Paper Competition at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for my paper "Did Richard Wagner Have Borderline Personality Disorder?"
Long Island Philosophical Society Conference/Northwest Philosophy Conference (professional)
I presented the paper "Opera as Philosophy: Expanding on the Perspectives of Kivy and Tomlinson" at these academic conferences.
Guest Speaker at the Richard Wagner Society of Florida (professional)
I presented the papers "Did Richard Wagner Have Borderline Personality Disorder" and "Hurn and Root's The Truth About Wagner: Revisiting a Controversial Book After Eighty Years" at the January 2011 meeting of this society.
4th Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress/15th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (professional)
I presented the paper "The Aesthetic Experience of Music as Kierkegaard's Subjective Truth" at both of these academic conferences.
5th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/Stephen Humphrey Student Philosophy Colloquium at the University of Louisville (professional)
I presented the paper "Thoughts on the Aesthetics of Melody and on Philosophical Concepts in the Nature of Opera" at both of these academic conferences.
Contributor for Oxford University Press's New Grove Dictionary of American Music (professional)
I have written thirteen entries for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, one of the most significant music reference sources in English.
Mildred Arnold Scholarship for Exemplary Academic Achievement in Music (professional)
I won this scholarship for outstanding productivity and performance in the field of musicology while an undergraduate at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Bachelor of Arts, Music History and Literature, minor in Philosophy 2011
I served as an Undergraduate Research Assistant, working closely with a faculty mentor on the publication of his forthcoming book. I was also a Research Associate, writing a study on the reflections of philosophy, historical events, and social surroundings in operas. This study is currently being used as supplementary reading material for SIUE's Opera Literature course.
The University of Idaho: Master of Arts in progress, Musicology, supporting area in Philosophy 2011
I am currently working on my Master of Arts in Musicology with a minor in Philosophy at the University of Idaho. I serve as a full-time teaching assistant in the Music History area of the Lionel Hampton School of Music.
- The University of Idaho
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville