2020 AMS Council Ballot & Candidates
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Information on 2020 Council candidates is provided below. Voting closes 19 July 2020.
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Below are the biographies of those standing as candidates for the AMS Council in 2020.
2020 Council Candidates
Vilde Aaslid. Assistant Professor,
University of Rhode Island. Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2014. (“Interaction,
Collaboration, and Improvisation in the Intersection of Jazz and Poetry”).
Publications in JSAM and American Music Review. Book manuscript, Listen
In: Poetry and Politics in Jazz, in progress. Research: aesthetics, gender,
race, improvisation, poetry, and pedagogy.
Daniel Barolsky. Beloit University.
Open Access Musicology, editor. Publications in The Journal of Music
History Pedagogy, Music Theory Online, Music Performance Research,
and European Meetings in Ethnomusicology. Active in AMS’s music history
pedagogy study group, SMT’s Performance and Analysis Interest Group, and the
Performance Studies Network.
Kevin Bartig. Michigan State University.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008. Editorial Board of JAMS
and service on the Travel/Research Grant Committee. Publications: Composing
for the Red Screen (Oxford, 2013); Sergei Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky
(Oxford, 2017). Research: Russia/Soviet Union; transnationalism; musical
diplomacy; Cold War politics
Castro Pantoja. Scholar-in-Residence, University of Houston. PhD, University of
California, Riverside (2018). 2020 winner of the Wiley Housewright Dissertation
Award, specialist in Latin American Art Music. AMS Program committee 2021
Karen M. Cook. University of Hartford. PhD, Duke,
2012. Publications: Music Theory in Late Medieval Avignon: Magister Johannes
Pipardi, under review at Routledge; articles in Musica Disciplina, Plainsong
& Medieval Music, postmedieval, Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism,
Studies in Medievalism. Research: medieval music/theory/notation,
Dohoney. Northwestern. Ph.D., Columbia, 2009. Active in 20th/21st
century music and published in Modernism/Modernity, JAMS, Contemporary
Music Review, and Women and Music. Book: Saving Abstraction:
Morton Feldman, the de Menils, and the Rothko Chapel (OUP, 2019).
Serves as co-chair of the LGBTQ Study Group, served on the Pisk Prize Committee
and serves on the Committee on Women and Gender.
Mark Ferraguto. Penn State. Ph.D., Cornell University, 2012.
Book: Beethoven 1806 (Oxford University Press, 2019). Edited volume: Music
and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan,
2014). Articles in JAMS and Music & Letters. Pisk Prize,
2011. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven in context; performance practice.
Fine. University of Oregon, formerly University of Hawai’i. PhD, University of
Chicago. AMS Committee on the Annual Meeting. Author of “Beethoven’s Mask and
the Physiognomy of Late Style” (NCM, Spring 2020). Research: cultural
history and materiality in late nineteenth-century Germany and Austria
Chantal Frankenbach. California State University, Sacramento. Past chair:
AMS Music and Dance Study Group. Recent articles in Dance Chronicle and
Journal of Musicology. Current projects investigate the modern dancer
Isadora Duncan and the African American Cakewalk, both in pre-war Germany.
John Gabriel. University of Melbourne
(Australia). Ph.D., Harvard University, 2016 (“Opera After Optimism: The
Fate of Zeitoper at the End of the Weimar Republic”). Previously, Society of
Fellows in the Humanities, University of Hong Kong, and Peabody Conservatory,
Baltimore. Book manuscript on music theater in Weimar Republic Germany, in
Maya C. Gibson. University of Missouri Honors College. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin. 2008. My
work on Billie Holiday seeks to make the discipline more inclusive by rooting
it in Black cultural studies and feminist perspectives. I stand on the
shoulders of giants including Eileen Southern, Rae Linda Brown, Sam Floyd. I’m
here because of them.
Bernard Gordillo Brockmann. University
of California Institute for Mexico and the United States. PhD, University of
California, Riverside. AMS Committee on the History of the Society, and former
Council Student Member. Recent article in Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music
Review. Research: Latin American music, particularly Central America and
Grant. Editor, C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works. Ph.D., University of
Pittsburgh, 2005 ("The Rise of Lyricism and the Decline of Biblical
Narration in the Late Liturgical Passions of Georg Philipp Telemann").
Research in C.P.E. Bach, Telemann, and their circles.
Elizabeth Hoover. Miami University of Ohio. Ph.D.,
University of Pittsburgh, 2012. Digital Media author for WW Norton. Specializes
in music history pedagogy, instructional design, and the assessment of
undergraduate music curriculum. Research and teaching in twentieth-century
American experimentalism, film, television, and other screen media.
Jones. Visiting Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross. Ph.D., Boston
University, 2019. Previous student representative to Council; current co-chair
Music & Disability study group. Research: disability and deaf studies,
environmental studies, and musical and historical networks in late-medieval
Jones. Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2009
(“Der Rosenkavalier: Genesis, Modelling, and New Aesthetic Paths”). Edited
volume: Richard Strauss in Context (Cambridge, 2020), in press. Earlier
publications on Wagner, Strauss, and video game music; broader research
interests include Viennese cultural history and primary source studies.
Leal. Gettysburg College. Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2014 (“Re-Thinking
Paris at the Fin-de-siècle: A New Vision of Parisian Musical Culture from the
Perspective of Gabriel Astruc [1854-1938]”). Co-edited book in progress,
articles forthcoming. Colombian-born scholar and conductor with joint
appointment and interests in Franco-American and Latin-American cultural
Maureen Mahon. Department of Music, New York University. Ph.D.,
New York University, 1997 (anthropology). Publications: Right to Rock:
The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race (Duke University
Press, 2004) and Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and
Rock and Roll (forthcoming from Duke University Press, autumn 2020).
Metzer. University of British Columbia. Ph.D., Yale University. Recently
published with Cambridge University Press (The Ballad in American
Popular Music: From Elvis to Beyoncé
, 2017) and JAMS (2018). AMS Service: Board of Directors
Nominating Committee (2008), Program Committee (2018). Research: twentieth
and twenty-first century styles.
Tiffany Ng. University of Michigan.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015. Research; power,
representation, and racialization in public soundscapes. Performer-scholar on
the carillon, with a focus on premiering (electro-)acoustic music by
underrepresented minority and female-identifying composers. ("Ultimate
Parameter Control: The Military-Industrial Idealization and Gendering(s) of the
Organ Interface," Keyboard Perspectives, forthcoming)
Ospina Romero. Universidad de los Andes/Indiana University. PhD, Cornell
University (2019). Books: Dolor que canta (2017) and Fonógrafos
ambulantes (forthcoming). Article: “Ghosts in the Machine” (JAMS,
2019). Pianist and director of Palonegro, a Latin Jazz ensemble.
Ozment. Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor, University of Virginia. PhD,
University of Georgia. Prior service: SEM Council and Gender and Sexualities
Task Force, SAM Bulletin. Research: American cultural memory.
Robert D. Pearson. Assistant Dean
of Professional Development and Career Planning, Laney Graduate School, Emory
University. PhD, Brandeis University. Committed to career inclusivity for
musicologists. Author of articles on PhD career development in InsideHigherEd.
Member of the AMS Committee on Career-Related Initiatives. Research: Beethoven
and Donald Francis Tovey.
Mark A. Pottinger. Associate Professor of Musicology.
Chair and Founder of the Music and Theater Department, Manhattan College.
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 2005. AMS-50 Committee. Publications on
Wagner, Berlioz, French opera, Acoustics, and Music Criticism. Winner, Berlin
L. Redmond. UCLA. Ph.D., Yale University. Publications: Anthem: Social
Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora, 2014 and Everything
Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson, 2020. Scholar of African
American musics, music's function in liberation movements in the African world,
nationalism, cultural studies and Black performance.
Will Robin. University of Maryland. Ph.D., University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2016. Research on contemporary music in the
United States. Writes regularly for the New York Times and as
a public musicologist. Scholarly articles in Journal of the American Musicological
Society, Journal of the Society for American Music, and Journal
Catherine Saucier. Arizona State University. Ph.D.,
University of Chicago, 2005. Book: A Paradise of Priests: Singing
the Civic and Episcopal Hagiography of Medieval Liège, 2014. Service (recent): AMS Graduate Education Committee,
Medieval Academy of America Nominating Committee, Medieval Association of the
Pacific Secretary. Research:
arts, sanctity, civic studies, hermeneutics.
Schmelz. Arizona State University. Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2002.
Publications in JAMS, Journal of Musicology; books: Such
Freedom, If Only Musical (ASCAP award); Alfred Schnittke's Concerto
Grosso no. 1; Sonic Overload (all OUP). 2017 Berlin Prize, 2019 Guggenheim
Fellow. Past Editor, Journal of Musicology. Editor, Russian
Christopher J. Smith. Texas
Tech University. Ph.D., Indiana University. Works in 19th
and 20th century American and vernacular musics. Author of The
Creolization of American Culture and Dancing Revolution (both
Illinois). Editorial team for AMS’s Musicology Now. Directs the
Vernacular Music Center. Honored to be nominated for the AMS Council.
Kira Thurman. Assistant Professor
of History and German Studies. PhD, University of Rochester, 2013. Articles: JAMS,
Journal of World History. Book: Singing like Germans: Black Musicians
in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms (forthcoming, Cornell University
Claudio Vellutini. Assistant
Professor, University of British Columbia. Ph.D. University of Chicago,
2015. Forthcoming publication on opera and cultural exchange between Vienna and
the Italian States (1815-1848). Publications in 19th-Century Music, Cambridge
Opera Journal, JAMS.