Rhianna Nissen

Historical Musicology


Rhianna Nissen is a pre-candidate in Historical Musicology who hails from Washington D.C. She holds an MM in Music History from the University of Cincinnati and a BM in voice performance from Shenandoah Conservatory. Her research interests are broad, but especially focus on German music and politics in the nineteenth century. Her master’s thesis dealt with Catholic and German identities in the music of Josef Rheinberger. In her spare time, Rhianna enjoys binge-watching Shondaland and serving at the altar of her dog.

Contact: rnissen@umich.edu


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