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My research explores the history of American experimental music in the twentieth century, with special attention to the New York School of composers: John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff. My recent publications include essays on Cage's reception of jazz for Contemporary Music Review, and the edited collection Beyond Notation: The Music of Earle Brown, the first comprehensive survey of Brown's work. I received my undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, graduating with the Billings Performance Prize and the Anne Louise Barrett Prize in music history. I completed my Master's and PhD in historical musicology at Columbia University as a Mellon fellow, with the dissertation, "In No Uncertain Musical Terms: The Cultural Politics of John Cage's Indeterminacy." I currently teach a graduate seminar on contemporary music at NYU Steinhardt. I have taught at Williams College, The Museum of Modern Art, and at Northeastern University as a postdoctoral teaching fellow, offering courses on the history of western music, postwar music and art, Asian music, and a course on "Free Music, Free Speech: Experimental Musics of the 1960s." As a performer, I currently study the gayageum, a twelve-string Korean zither. I previously studied clarinet with Jonathan Cohler in Boston, and received summer fellowships to the Tanglewood, Sarasota, and Banff music festivals.

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