academic appointments

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
2019-present — Assistant Professor of Music
2018-2019 — Lecturer in Music
2017-2018 — Visiting Lecturer in Music

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, LONDON
2016-17 — Visiting Research Fellow

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
2016-17 — Lecturer in Music

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
2011-2016 — Preceptor in Music, a full-time faculty position, non-tenure track, with a fixed term of 5 years
thesis advising in composition and theory, member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2008-2011 — Lecturer in Music, a full-time position with fixed term of 3 years

AMHERST COLLEGE
Spring 2007 — Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
2005-2006 — The Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music


courses taught

2019–20 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Assistant Professor of Music
American Music: Covers, Theft, and Musical Borrowing (Music 3.02) Winter 2020
Modern Classical Music (Music 43) Winter 2020
Early Classical Music (Music 42) Fall 2019

2018–19 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Lecturer in Music
Timbre and Form (Music 23) Spring 2019
American Music: Covers, Theft, and Musical Borrowing (Music 3.02) Spring 2019
Modern Classical Music (Music 43) Winter 2019
Beginning Music Theory (Music 1) Winter 2019
Early Classical Music (Music 42) Fall 2018

2017–18 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Visiting Lecturer in Music
Visual Music (Music 16.01) Spring 2018
American Music: Covers, Theft, and Musical Borrowing (Music 3.02) Spring 2018
Debussy the Innovator (Music 41.01) Winter 2018
Beginning Music Theory (Music 1) Winter 2018
Topics in Music History: Nineteenth-Century Music (Music 40.02) Fall 2017

2016­–17 BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Lecturer in Music
Advanced Undergraduate Composition (Music 106b) Spring 2017
Theory Ib (Music 101b) Spring 2017
Theory Ia (Music 101a) Fall 2016
Romanticism: Breakups, Breakdowns & Beauty (Music 56b) Fall 2016
Exploring Western Music (Music 1a) Fall 2016

2015–16 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Preceptor in Music
Theory IIb (Music 150b, fourth semester theory) Spring 2016
Theory Ib (Music 51b, second semester theory) Spring 2016
Proseminar in Composition (Music 160r) Fall 2015
Theory Ia (Music 51a, first semester theory) Fall 2015

2014–15 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Preceptor in Music
Theory IIb (Music 150b, fourth semester theory) Spring 2015
Theory Ib (Music 51b, second semester theory) Spring 2015
Proseminar in Composition (Music 160r) Fall 2014
Theory Ia (Music 51a, first semester theory) Fall 2014

2013–14 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Preceptor in Music
Theory IIb (Music 150b, fourth semester theory) Spring 2014
Theory Ib (Music 51b, second semester theory) Spring 2014
Proseminar in Composition (Music 160r) Fall 2013
Theory Ia (Music 51a, first semester theory) Fall 2013

2012–13 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Preceptor in Music
Theory IIb (Music 150b, fourth semester theory) Spring 2013
Theory Ib (Music 51b, second semester theory) Spring 2013
Proseminar in Composition (Music 160r) Fall 2012
Theory Ia (Music 51a, first semester theory) Fall 2012

2011–12 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Preceptor in Music
Theory IIb (Music 150b, fourth semester theory) Spring 2012
Introduction to Composition (Music 4) Spring 2012
Proseminar in Composition (Music 160r) Fall 2011
Fundamentals of Tonal Music I (Music 2) Fall 2011

2010–11 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Lecturer in Music
Theory IIb (Music 150b, fourth semester theory) Spring 2011
Introduction to Composition (Music 4) Spring 2011
Proseminar in Composition (Music 160r) Fall 2010
Fundamentals of Tonal Music I (Music 2) Fall 2010

2009–10 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Lecturer in Music
Theory IIb (Music 150b, fourth semester theory) Spring 2010
Introduction to Composition (Music 4) Fall 2009
Fundamentals of Tonal Music I (Music 2) Fall 2009

2008–09 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Lecturer in Music
Reading and Research for Advanced Students (Music 300) Spring 2009
Foundations of Tonal Music II (Music 3) Spring 2009
Junior Tutorial – Orchestration (Music 98r) Fall 2008
Introduction to Composition (Music 4) Fall 2008
Tonal Counterpoint in the style of J. S. Bach (Music 156) Fall 2008

2007 BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Instructor
Introduction to Music (Music 1) Fall 2007

2007 AMHERST COLLEGE Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Form in Tonal Music (Music 32, second semester theory) Spring 2007
Exploring Music (Music 12) Spring 2007

2005–06 AMHERST COLLEGE The Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music
Form in Tonal Music (Music 32, second semester theory) Spring 2006
Exploring Music (Music 12) Spring 2006
Form in Tonal Music (Music 32, second semester theory) Fall 2005
Harmony and Counterpoint I (Music 31, first semester theory) Fall 2005


teaching awards


The Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence 
Earned a total of 28 times, during every semester of teaching over the eight academic years 2008-16
Spring 2016 (twice) for Theory IIb & Theory Ib
Fall 2015 (twice) for Theory Ia & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2015 for Theory Ib
Fall 2014 (twice) for Theory Ia & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2014 (twice) for Theory IIb & Theory Ib
Fall 2013 (twice) for Theory Ia & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2013 (twice) for Theory IIb & Theory Ib
Fall 2012 (twice) for Theory Ia & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2012 (twice) for Theory IIb & Introduction to Composition
Fall 2011 for Foundations of Tonal Music I
Spring 2011 (twice) for Theory IIb & Introduction to Composition
Fall 2010 (twice) for Foundations of Tonal Music I & Proseminar in Composition
Spring 2010 for Theory IIb
Fall 2009 (twice) for Foundations of Tonal Music I & Introduction to Composition
Spring 2009 for Foundations of Tonal Music II
Fall 2008 for Tonal Counterpoint
Fall 2008 for Introduction to Composition

The Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award
Brandeis University, 2006-2007


fellowships & prizes

The Ira Gershwin Prize in Music and Theater Arts 
Brandeis University, 2007

The Irving Fine Fellowship for Music Composition 
Brandeis University, 2005

The Roland Wood Fellowship 
Amherst College, 2004-2005

The Theodore Holland Award 
The Royal Academy of Music, 2001
Awarded to the best postgraduate composition portfolio at the Royal Academy, Royal Northern Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, and Royal College of Music

The Basildon Bond Award for Orchestral Composition
The Royal Academy of Music, London, 2001

The Mosco Carner Fellowship 
The Royal Academy of Music, London, 2001

The Edward Poole-Lay Fellowship 
Amherst College, 2000-2001

MacDowell Colony Fellow 
January-February 1999

The Eric B. Sundquist Prize in Music 
Amherst College, 1998


education


BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY  Ph.D. in Composition and Music Theory  2008
Dissertation, part 1 — Boulez-fixe: Construction and Cadence in Mémoriale (…explosante-fixe…Originel) 
Dissertation, part 2 — Romanzero Lieder (seven settings of Heine)
Primary teachers — David Rakowski, Martin Boykan, Eric Chafe

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, LONDON  MMus in Music Composition  2002
Graduated with distinction, receiving the Theodore Holland Award for best composition portfolio
Primary teachers — Michael Finnissy, Neil Heyde

AMHERST COLLEGE  Bachelor of Arts  1998
summa cum laude, with distinction
Composition teacher — Lewis Spratlan