I am a musicologist who writes about the musical canon, the political and ideological associations of music, and the European and American avant-garde after 1945. I have been teaching in the Department of Music at Harvard University since 2003. Before that, I lived in Switzerland from 1994-2003, where I was professor at the University of Basel. I am on the advisory boards of the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel), the Musikhochschule (Basel), and the editorial board of Archiv für Musikwissenschaft.


Harvard University, Music (1982-89), Ph.D., 1989.  Dissertation: “Webern’s Trakl Settings” (Advisor: Prof. Reinhold Brinkmann)

New England Conservatory (Boston, MA), Music Theory, Master of Music (with Honors and Distinction), 1981

New England Conservatory, Flute performance, Bachelor of Music (with Honors), 1979

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, Texas), Diploma, 1975

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    American Musicological Society

    Society for Music Theory

    Society for American Music

    International Musicological Society

    Schweizerische Musikforschende Gesellschaft (Ortsgruppe Basel)

    Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

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