Alumni Job Placement

Alumni Job Placement for the Department of Music

(Includes all recipients of the PhD from 2000 - Present)

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2017

Braxton Shelley (music theory) has accepted an appointment as the Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor in the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Harvard University, beginning Autumn 2017.

Abigail Fine (music history and theory) has accepted a tenure-track job in music history at the University of Hawai’i, effective Autumn 2017.

2016

Iddo Aharony (composition) has accepted a position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Technology for 2017-18 at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs.

Chelsea Burns (music theory) is a Preceptor at Harvard University. She has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music, effective Autumn 2017.

Sarah Iker (music theory, history) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Notre Dame. She has accepted a tenure-track job as Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory at the University of Tampa, effective Autumn 2017.

Rehanna Kheshgi (ethnomusicology) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. She has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, beginning Autumn 2017.

Jae-Goo Lee (composition) is teaching at Gachon University in South Korea. 

Ana Sánchez-Rojo (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. 

August Sheehy (musicology, music theory) is an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University. 

Michelle Urberg (musicology) is a Visiting Instructor at Pacific Lutheran University. She has received a 3-year renewable lecturer position in music theory at the University of Pittsburgh.

2015

Andrew Cashner (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at University of Southern California. 

Alisha Jones (ethnomusicology) is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University, where she previously held a post-doctoral fellowship. 

Yuan-Chen Li (composition) is a Visiting Professor at Reed College.

Meredith Aska McBride (ethnomusicology) is an Assistant Director at the Strategic Foundation Initiative, University of Chicago.

Marcelle Pierson (music theory) is a Visiting Lecturer at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. 

Peter Smucker (music theory) is an Assistant Professor at Stetson University.

Claudio Vellutini (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia. 

Lillian Wohl (ethnomusicology) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Jewish Institute of Religion of Hebrew Union College. She has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, from 2017 to 2018.

Daniel Gough (ethnomusicology) and Andrea Harris Jordan  (ethnomusicology) have also graduated and begun seeking positions.

2014

Andres Carrizo Aleman (composition) is a cultural attaché at the Panama Embassy in Jerusalem.

Hyunree Cho (music theory) is a Lecturer at Seoul National University and Ewha Womans University. 

Michael Figueroa (ethnomusicology) is an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he previously served a Lecturer. 

Daniel Jasinski (composition)

Shawn Keener (musicology) is Program Manager of the Center for Renaissance Studies and Selector for Early Music at the Newberry Library. 

Trent Leipert (musicology) is a lecturer at Boston University.

Andrew McManus (composition) holds a faculty position at St. Xavier University.

Michael O'Toole (ethnomusicology) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati, and was previously a Lecturer at DePaul University. 

2013

Rachel Adelstein (ethnomusicology) is a Fellow at Cambridge University.

Alex J. Berezowsky (composition) is working for a tech start-up in Toronto, Canada. 

Eric Brinkmann (composition)

Mary Caldwell (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania. She previously taught at Wichita State University, University of Texas, and Williams College. 

Francisco Castillo Trigueros (composition) is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College and also teaches at the New Music School in Chicago. 

Majel Connery (musicology) is a Mellon postdoc at University of California, Berkeley.

Jonathan De Souza (music theory) is an Assistant Professor at University of Western Ontario.

Kasia Grochowska (musicology) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Music at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Benjamin Hartman (composition) is music director for the touring production of Jersey Boys.

Fusun Koksal (composition) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Middlebury College.

Suzanne Scherr (musicology) is at SIAS University in China. She was previously at Dominican University (Chicago) and served as Director of Education at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Dylan Schneider (composition)

Martha Sprigge (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara. She was previously a postdoc at University of Michigan.

Gregory Weinstein (ethnomusicology) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College, and previously taught at Columbia College. 

Suzanne Wint (ethnomusicology) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College, and previously taught at North Park University.

2012

Yao Chen (composition) is an Associate Professor at Soochow University.

William Coble (composition) was Visiting Assistant Professor at University of North Texas.

Andrew Greenwood (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and previously taught at Southern Methodist University.

Mariusz Kozak (music theory) is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University.

Andrew Mall (ethnomusicology) is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Boston, and previously was an Instructor of Music at DePaul University.

Shayna Silverstein (ethnomusicology) is an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland.

Andrew Westerhaus (musicology) is a Copy Editor at the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

2011

Jacob Bancks (composition) is an Assistant Professor at Augustana College (IL).

Gary De Sorbo (composition)

Luis-Manuel Garcia (musicology) is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and previously was a Lecturer at the University of Groningen.

Erika Honisch (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Stony Brook and previously taught at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Eun Young Lee (composition) holds a faculty position at Boston Conservatory.

Feng-Shu Lee (musicology) is on the faculty of Tunghai University.

April Mok (composition) is an Assistant Professor at Principia College, and previously taught at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Rumya Putcha (ethnomusicology) is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, and previously taught at Earlham College.

Jim Sykes (ethnomusicology) is an Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania and previously held a research fellowship at Kings College London.

Steve Winfield (composition)

Karen Woodworth (musicology) is a Public Media Reporter in Michigan, and directs the Kalamazoo Recorder Players. 

Mark Yeary (music theory) is an Assistant Professor at University of Louisville, and previously taught at Indiana University.

2010

David Bashwiner (music theory) is an Assistant Professor at University of New Mexico.

Simon Fink (composition)

Doug Ipson (musicology) is an Adjunct at Southern Utah University.

Peter Kupfer (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University and previously taught at Reed College.

Richard Plotkin (music theory) is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo.

Peter Spragins (musicology) works in the finance industry.

2009

Nate Bakkum (ethnomusicology) is an Associate Professor at Columbia College.

Aileen Dillane (ethnomusicology) teaches at the University of Limerick.

John Fiore (musicology) is an Adjunct at Indiana University-Northwest.

David Gordon (composition) is an Assistant Professor at Wheaton College (IL).

David Hunter (composition) is a Lecturer at Oakton Community College.

Jane Jaffe (musicology) is a program annotator, essayist, and consultant for several arts organizations.

Jaime Jones (ethnomusicology) is a Lecturer at University College, Dublin.

Miguel Ramirez (music theory) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and taught previously at Western Kentucky University.

2008

Michael Anderson (musicology) is an Associate Professor at Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester).

Moonhyuk Chung (music theory) is a Professor at Seoul National University.

Allison Ogden (composition) teaches at Jefferson Community and Technical College, and is a Lecturer at University of Louisville.

2007

Chun-Bin Chen (ethnomusicology) is an Assistant Professor at Taipei National University of the Arts, and previously taught at Nanhua University.

Sunghye Kim (ethnomusicology) is on the faculty of the Korean National University of the Arts.

Hedy Law (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia, and previously taught at Southern Methodist University.

Marilyn McCoy (musicology) is an Adjunct at Columbia University, and previously taught at the New England Conservatory.

Joti Rockwell (music theory) is an Associate Professor at Pomona College.

Krzysztof Wolek (composition) is an Assistant Professor at University of Louisville, where he directs the Computer Music Studio.

2006

Drew Davies (musicology) is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University.

José Oliveira Martins (music theory) is an Assistant Professor at Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester), and previously taught at University of Iowa.

Joshua D. Pilzer (ethnomusicology) is an Associate Professor at University of Toronto, and belonged to the Society of Fellows at Columbia University.

Tiffany Sevilla (composition) taught electronic music at Columbia College.

Leon Shernoff (composition) founded the Tiny Mahler Orchestra.

David Smooke (music theory) is the Chair of the Music Theory faculty at the Peabody Institute (Johns Hopkins University).

2005

Daniel Barolsky (musicology) is Associate Professor at Beloit College, and previously taught at Lawrence University.

Byron Dueck (ethnomusicology) is a Lecturer at the Open University (UK).

Jeffers Engelhardt (ethnomusicology) is an Associate Professor at Amherst College.

Peter Martens (music theory) is an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University.

Yossi Maurey (musicology) is an Associate Professor at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Ryan Minor (musicology) is an Associate Professor at SUNY-Stony Brook.

Patricia Morehead (composition), now retired, was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College and Dominican University (IL).

Catherine Saucier (musicology) is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University.

2004

Gurminder Bhogal (musicology) is an Associate Professor at Wellesley College.

Richard Jankowsky (ethnomusicology) is an Associate Professor at Tufts University, and previously taught at the University of London.

Jean Milew (composition) is a composer who has taught at University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Missouri.

2003

M. Celia Cain (ethnomusicology) taught at University of Toronto.

Donald Chae (musicology) is an executive recruitment and board search consultant for Egon Zehnder in Chicago. 

Jong Yeoul Chong (composition) is an Associate Professor at Yonsei University and has previously taught at the University of Suwon.

Catherine Cole (musicology) taught at Cleveland State University and the University of Iowa.

Jonathan Malin (music theory) is an Associate Professor at University of Colorado, Boulder and previously taught at Wesleyan University.

Kristin McGee (ethnomusicology) is an Associate Professor at University of Groeningen.

Jennifer Milioto Matsue (ethnomusicology) is an Associate Professor at Union College

Mary Paquette-Abt (musicology) is an Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University.

Laurence Schanker (composition)

Mark Volker (composition) is an Associate Professor at Belmont University, and previously taught at Colgate University.

2002

Mark Clague (musicology) is an Associate Professor at University of Michigan.

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (composition) is an Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and previously taught at Concordia University.

Timothy Rommen (ethnomusicology) is a Professor at University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Siciliano (music theory) is a Lecturer at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and previously taught at Lawrence University and Florida International University.

Chien-Chang Yang (musicology) is an Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University.

Daniel J. Zimmerman (music theory) is a Lecturer at University of Maryland, College Park.

2001

Robert C. Cook (music theory) is an Associate Professor at University of Iowa.

Lynn Hooker (ethnomusicology) is an Associate Professor at Indiana University, and taught previously at University of Richmond.

Bernardo Enzo Illari (musicology) is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Music History at University of North Texas.

Thomas Paynter (composition)

Alberto Rizzuti (musicology) is a Professor at University of Turin.

Suzanne Sorkin (composition) is an Associate Professor at St. Joseph’s University.

R. Benjamin Sutherland (composition) is an Associate Professor at Columbia College, and previously taught at Lehigh University. 

2000

J. Andrew Jurek (composition)

Deborah Lawrence (musicology) is an Associate Professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Dana McCormick Shepherd (composition)

Hillary Poriss (musicology) is Associate Professor at Northeastern University and previously taught at University of Cincinnati.