Successful Dissertation Defense: Hye Sang Monica Ahn


On May 11, Monica Ahn successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “From Partimento to Finished Work: Realizing, Revising, and Expanding Partimenti Using Techniques of the Bach Family” (see abstract below). Congratulations, Monica!     “From Partimento to Finished Work: Realizing, Revising, and Expanding Partimenti Using Techniques of the Bach Family” The centrality of thoroughbass to eighteenth-century … Continue reading Successful Dissertation Defense: Hye Sang Monica Ahn

Successful Dissertation Defense: Kathryn Cox, Historical Musicology


On December 5, Kathryn Cox (Historical Musicology) successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “‘What Happened to the Post-War Dream?’: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Affect in British Rock of the 1960s and 1970s” (abstract below). Congratulations, Kathryn! “What Happened to the Post-War Dream?”: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Affect in British Rock of the 1960s and 1970s The widespread popularity … Continue reading Successful Dissertation Defense: Kathryn Cox, Historical Musicology

Successful Dissertation Defense: Jim DiNardo, Music Theory


On Monday, May 15, Jim DiNardo successfully defended his dissertation, entitled “Analysis as Technologically-Mediated Musical Experience” (see abstract below). Jim will be teaching at the University of Notre Dame as an adjunct assistant professor of music starting Fall of 2017. Congratulations, Jim, on your successful defense! We will miss having you at SMTD, but look … Continue reading Successful Dissertation Defense: Jim DiNardo, Music Theory

Congratulations to Ryan Bodiford on a wonderful dissertation defense!


On February 20, Ryan Bodiford, PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology, successfully defended his dissertation, “Sharing Sounds: Musical Innovation, Collaboration, and Ideological Expression in the Chilean Netlabel Movement.” Ryan and committee pictured above. The text of Ryan’s abstract is below. “Sharing Sounds” abstract In recent years, technological advances have triggered radical shifts in the ways people produce, … Continue reading Congratulations to Ryan Bodiford on a wonderful dissertation defense!