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2013

Basil Considine, PhD in Historical Musicology and Ethnomusicology

  • Dissertation: Priests, Pirates, Opera Singers, and Slaves: Séga and European Art Music in Mauritius, ‘The Little Paris of the Indian Ocean’
  • Current Occupation: Dissertation Editor, Walden University

Megan Ross, MM in Historical Musicology

  • Thesis: The Second Finale of Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 130: A Study of the Composing Score and Autograph Manuscript
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

2012

Samantha Jones, MM in Ethnomusicology

  • Thesis: Getting into the Irish Groove: Dancing in Boston Irish Music Sessions
  • Current Occupation: Recruiter, Cambridge Associates

Panayotis League, MA in Ethnomusicology

  • Thesis: Kalymnian Music and Dance in Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, Harvard University

Megan McCarty, MA in Historical Musicology

  • Thesis: Myth, Representation, and the Politics of Reception in Elliott Carter’s Ballet Pocahontas (1939)
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, Duke University

Colleen Ortiz, MA in Ethnomusicology

  • Thesis: From Rave to Redoblada: The Role of Modernization and Tourism on Ibiza’s Traditional Music and Dance

Roxanne Roca, MM in Historical Musicology

  • Thesis: Depictions of Non-Western Cultures in Disney’s Film Music of the 1990s

Andrew Shryock, PhD in Historical Musicology

  • Dissertation: Handel and the Sublime: Crafting Librettos, Composing Oratorios, and Transfixing Audiences in Eighteenth-Century England
  • Current Occupation: Faculty, Boston Conservatory

Edward Sywulka, MA in Ethnomusicology

  • Thesis: Bolivian Protestant Evangelical Music and Identity in Relation to Andean Amerindian Indigenous Music, Mestizo Folkloric Traditions, and Bolivian National Identity

2011

Max DeCurtins, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: Aspects of Bach Reception in Israel
  • Current Occupation: Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education

Stefano Graziano, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: From Language to Music: Mapping the History of the Italian Lute Vocabulary

Laurence Spezzano, BA in Music (Concentration: Musicology)

  • Terminal Project: “Exploring the Links Between the Ave Maria…virgo serena of Josquin Des Prez and Johannes Regis”
  • Current Occupation: Technical Consultant, Highpoint Solutions

2010

Paula Bishop, PhD in Musicology

Lauren Elizabeth Hastings, MM in Ethnomusicology

  • Thesis: Musical Agents of a Complex Cultural Identity: an Investigation of the Multiple Musical Identities of Classically Trained String Players in Portland, Maine

Jane Leggiero, MM in Historical Performance and Musicology (double concentration)

  • Thesis: Beyond the Bassline: the Violincello’s Function and Influence in the Italian Continuo Cantata Form
  • 2013 New Young Artist for the Victoria Bach Festival

2009

Katherine Baltrush, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: The Magic of Metamorphoses: Character Development in Thomas Adès’ The Tempest
  • Current Occupation: Finance & Operations Coordinator, OPERA America, New York, NY.

Luke Berryman, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: Quotation, Symbolism, Summation: Some Problems Surrounding Olivier Messiaen’s “Boris” Motif
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, King’s College, London. Staff, Oxford Philomusica

Anaar Desai-Stephens, MM in Ethnomusicology and Historical Performance (double concentration)

  • Thesis: Kala Ramnath and the Hindustani Violin: Status and Strategy in the Hindustani Musical World
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, Cornell University

Janice Mahinka, MA in Musicology

  • Thesis: Philip Hale: A Crucial Link in the History of American Music Criticism
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Philip Daniel Nauman, PhD in Music History and Theory

  • Dissertation: Sirenes, Spectres, Ombres: Dramatic Vocalization in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

2008

Evan Cortens, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: The Installation Cantatas of C.P.E. Bach
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, Cornell University

Sally DeJoseph, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: The Beginning Years
  • Current Occupation: Business Manager and Assistant Vice President of Information Technology, Wellington Management Comany, LLP

Jessica Getman, MM in Musicology and Historical Performance (double concentration)

  • Thesis: The Air De Joconde: A Survey Of An Eighteenth-Century Timbre
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

Lisa Naccara, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: Implicit Memory In The Cognition Of Music

Lisa Scoggin, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie: Text, Subtext, and Context
  • Current Occupation: Instructor, Heald College

2007

Raymond Aglugub, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: Shape Shift: Riff Variation and Development in the Music of Metallica

2006

Christina Lee Kopp, PhD in History

  • Dissertation: “A School of New Men”: Composing an American identity in the Early Twentieth Century

Jessica Trelka, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer: The History of the Steel Drum and its Many Applications
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, Ohio State University

2005

Paula Bishop, MM in Musicology

Jane Snyder, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: Ritual and Drama in the Nineteenth-Century French Requiem

2004

Lisa Burnett, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: Nature Topoi in Richard Wagner’s Music Dramas
  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Eran Guter, PhD in Philosophy

Michael Robert Nock, MM in Musicology

2003

Thomas Andrew Kingston, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Independent Concentration: Philosophy and Music)

Frank Toppa, MM in Musicology

2002

Zbiegnew Granat, PhD in Musicology

2001

Christopher Dempsey, MA in Musicology

  • Current Occupation: PhD Candidate in Musicology, University of Michigan

Eftychia Papanikolaou, PhD in Musicology

2000

Cheryl Charline Boots, PhD in American and New England Studies

Luisa Guembes-Buchanan, MM in Musicology

1999

Robert Todd Scott, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: Franco of Cologne’s Ars cantus mensurabilis: Complete Critical Edition, with Commentary, Translation, index verborum, and loci paralleli
  • Current Occupation: Organist, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Casper, Wyoming); Instructor, Casper College

1998

Susan Bohandy, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Independent Concentration: Literature and Music)

  • Dissertation: Poetry Set to Music in Greece after the Civil War
  • Last Known Occupation: Communications Analyst, RAND Corporation

Jonathan Hiam, MA in Music History and Literature

  • Current Occupation: Head, American Music Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Hwee Been Koh-Baker, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: East and West: The Aesthetics and Musical Time of Toru Takemitsu
  • Current Occupation: Faculty of Music, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Teresa Neff, PhD in Musicology

Jim Sykes, Bachelor of Music

  • Dissertation: The Musical Gift: SOund, sovereignty, and multicultural history in Sri Lanka
  • Current Occupation: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Pennsylvania

 

1997

Thomas Francis Rooney, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Independent Concentration: Literature and Music)

1996

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1995

Laura Dolp, MA in Music History and Literature

Eftychia Papanikolaou, MM in Musicology

Betty Karol Fairchilds Wilson, PhD in Musicology

1994

John Louis Howland, MA in Music History and Literature

1993

James Andrew Davis, PhD in Music History and Theory

Simon Keefe, MM in Musicology

Matthew John Ruggiero, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies

Elizabeth Anne Seitz, PhD in Musicology

Randall Wurschmidt, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: Friedrich Stellwagen and North German Organ Building in the Seventeenth Century
  • Current Occupation: Director of Music, West Portal Lutheran Church and School

1992

Ladson Jonathan Saylor, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: Antonio Eximeno’s “Del Origen y Reglas de la Musica con la Historia de su Progreso, Decadencia y Restauracion” (1796, Spanish edition): Introduction, Commentary, and Translation. (Volumes I-IV)
  • Current Occupation: Professor of Music, Wheaton College

1991

Elizabeth Brinsden, Master of Music in Musicology

Hwee Been Koh-Baker, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: An Analytical Inquiry into the Unity and Coherence of Arnold Schoenberg’s Drei Klavierstucke, op. 11, no. 3
  • Current Occupation: Faculty of Music, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Edward Joseph Traves, Jr., MA in Music History and Literature

  • Thesis: Fugal Form in Book I of J. S. Bach’s Das wohltemperirte Clavier

Margarita Restrepo, MA in Music History and Literature

  • Thesis: The Requiem Masses of Juan de Herrera (c. 1670-1738), Chapelmaster and Composer at the Cathedral of Santa Fe de Bogota
  • Current Occupation: Faculty, Walnut Hill School for the Arts

1990

Robert Anthony Buning, Master of Music in Musicology

  • Thesis: Alessandro Moreschi and the Castrato Voice

1989

Richard Marc Friedman, PhD in Music History and Theory

  • Dissertation: The Original Cadenzas in the Piano Concertos of Beethoven: An Analysis
  • Current Occupation: Film Composer

1988

Donna M. Cassidy, PhD in Art History

1987

Camilla Cai, PhD in Musicology

Francis Lee Gramenz, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: John Stafford Smith, 1750-1836: an Early English Musicologist
  • Last Occupation: Head, Music Library, Boston University

1986

Anna Maria Busse Berger, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: Mensuration signs and proportions in Italian theory from ca. 1400 to ca. 1600
  • Current Occupation: Professor of Music, UC Davis

1985

Ladson Jonathan Saylor, MA in Musicology

1984

Nelly Maude Case, PhD in Music

Joan Adeline Evans, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Life and Works of Michael East (c1580-1648)

Melissa Theresa Howe, PhD in Musicology

1983

Mark Sumner Harvey, PhD in Religion

John Joseph Daverio, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: Formal Design and Terminology in the Pre-Corellian ”Sonata” and Related Instrumental Forms in the Printed Sources
  • Last Occupation: Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Musicology, Boston University

1982

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1981

Daniel James Koury, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Orchestra in the Nineteenth Century: Physical Aspects of Its Performance Practice
  • Current Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Music, Westfield State College

David Joseph Smucker, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: Philip Paul Bliss and the Musical, Cultural and Religious Sources of the Gospel Music Tradition in the United States, 1850-1876

1980

This information is not currently available.

1979

John C. Duffy, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: The Vocal Works Of Alfonso Ferrabosco, the Younger, c.1575-1628
  • Last Occupations: Conductor and Music Critic

1978

Marie Annette Burkart, SND, MA in Musicology

  • Thesis: Gioseffo Zarlino’s Practice of Counterpoint: A Musical Supplement to Part III of Le istitutioni harmoniche, 1558
  • Current Occupation: Vocations Ministry, Archdiocese of San Francisco

1977

Thomas Christensen, BM in Composition

John Ken Ogasapian, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: Organ Building in New York City: 1700 to 1900
  • Last Occupation: Professor of Music, University of Massachusetts – Lowell

1976

This information is not currently available.

1975

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1974

Rebecca Anne Baltzer, PhD in Music

Raymond Harrison Kelton, Jr., PhD in Music

Sara Yehuda-Mandel, MA in Music

1973

Eugene Casjen Cramer, PhD in Music

Anne Mildred Germain, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: Scottish Gaelic Heroic Ballads: An Historical and Analytical Study

1972

David Stephen Cushman, PhD in Music Note: Author’s name on published dissertation: D. Stephen Cushman

  • Dissertation: Joseph Haydn’s Melodic Materials: An Exploratory Introduction to the Primary and Secondary Sources Together with an Analytical Catalogue and Tables of Proposed Melodic Correspondence and/or Variance
  • Last Known Occupation: Professor of Music, Wheaton College, Retired

Francis Lee Gramenz, MA in Music Deceased

  • Thesis: Georg Phillip Telemann, Fantasies pour le Clavessin, 3 Douzaines
  • Last Occupation: Head, Music Library, Boston University

1971

Joseph Henry Dyer, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Offertories of Old-Roman Chant: A Musico-Liturgical Investigation
  • Current Occupation: Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Bradford R. DeVos, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Emergence of Tudor Church Music in the Vernacular

1970

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1969

Arthur Holterman Hauge, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: Thomas Linnemann Laub (1852-1927) and and His Influence on the Revitalization of Danish Music
  • Last Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Music, Boston State College

Holmes Ambrose, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: The Anglican Anthems and Roman Catholic Motets of Samuel Wesley
  • Last Occupation: Minister of Music and Visitation, First United Methodist Church, Glendale (Arizona)

HC Robbins Landon, DMus (honorary) Deceased

  • Last Occupation: Independent Scholar

1968

Robert James Coran, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: The Ensemble Song of the Nineteenth Century: A Study of Representative Repertory for Solo Voice and Two to Five Instruments.
  • Last Known Occupation: Professor of Music, Duquesne University

1967

James Roland Braithwaite, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Introduction of Franco-Netherlandish Manuscripts to Early Tudor England: The Motet Repertory

Rufus Hallmark, MA in Musicology

John Kucaba, Jr., PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Symphonies of Georg Christoph Wagenseil
  • Last Known Occupation: Faculty, State University of New York at Geneseo

Paul Eric Paige, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: Musical Organizations in Boston: 1830-1850
  • Current Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Music, Grand Canyon University

1966

Henry J. Wing, Jr., PhD in Music

1965

Ellen Koskoff, BM in Piano Performance and Music Education

Bonnie Wade, BM in Musicology

1964

Ruth Ester Hillilä, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Songs of Toivo Kuula and Leevi Madetoja and Their Place in Twentieth-Century Finnish Art Song
  • Last Known Position: Founder, Helsinki Cathedral Boys’ Choir

Linda Suzanne Rogols Siegel, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Influence of Romantic Literature on Romantic Music in Germany during the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
  • Current Occupation: Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame de Namur University

1963

Richard Bobbitt, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: The Harmonic Idiom in the Works of “Les Six”
  • Former Occupations: Dean, Boston Conservatory of Music; Dean, Berklee College of Music

Joan Anne Boucher, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Religious Music of Gilles Binchois

Bradford R. DeVos, MS

  • Thesis: The History and Development of the Bassoon Reed and Embouchure

Donald Harrison Von Ess, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Stylistic Evolution of the English Brass Ensemble
  • Last Known Occupation: Professor of Music Emeritus, State University of New York

Milton Gerald Hehr, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: Musical Activities in Salem, Massachusetts: 1783-1823
  • Current Occupation: Associate Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City

1962

Richard Carroll Davis, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: Self Parody among the Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach

Joseph William King, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The English Anthem from the Early Tudor Period through the Restoration Era

1961

James Edward Houlihan, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Music Educators National Conference in American Education
  • Last Occupation: President, Middlesex Community College

Arthur G. Spiro, PhD in Musicology

  • Dissertation: The Five-Part Madrigals of Luzzasco Luzzaschi
  • Last Occupation: Professor Emeritus, Youngstown University

1960

Gaston Georges Allaire, PhD in Musicology Deceased

  • Dissertation: The Masses of Claudin de Sermisy
  • Last Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Music, Université de Moncton

Robert William Holmes, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: The Use of Contrafacta in the Large Choral Works of J. S. Bach
  • Last Occupation: President Emeritus, Music Academy of the West

Donald Rochester Key, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: Two Manuscripts of Instrumental Ensemble Music from the Elizabethan Period (British Museum Add. Ms 31390 and Bodleian Library Mss D. 212-216)
  • Last Known Occupation: Chair, Department of Music, Moorhead State University

1959

Jean Horstman, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Instrumental Music of Johann Ludwig Krebs

1958

Douglass Marshall Green, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Instrumental Ensemble Music of Leonardo Leo against the Background of Contemporary Neapolitan Music

1957

Milton Gerald Hehr, MM in Musicology

  • Thesis: An Analysis of the Tonal Features Apparent in the Late Magnificats of Palestrina
  • Current Occupation: Associate Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Angela Maria Jaffé, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Cantatas of Johann Ludwig Bach

Edna Dorothy Parks, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: English Hymns and Their Tunes in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Linda Suzanne Rogols Siegel, MM in Musicology

  • Dissertation: The use of the variation technique in the music of the first half of the seventeenth century
  • Current Occupation: Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame de Namur University

Henry Samuel Wolf, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: The Twentieth-Century Piano Sonata
  • Last Occupation: Professor of Music, Morris Harvey College

 

1956

This information is not currently available.

1955

Robert William Holmes, MA in Music History Deceased

  • Thesis: The chansons of Clement Jannequin and Claudin de Sermisy.
  • Last Occupation: President Emeritus, Music Academy of the West

1954

Edna Dorothy Parks, MA in Music

  • Thesis: A History of the Building Techniques and Liturgical Uses of the Organ in the Churches of Boston.

Sewall Bennett Potter, PhD in Music Note: Author’s name on published dissertation: Saul Bernard Podolsky

  • Dissertation: The Variation Canzona for Keyboard Instruments in Southern Italy and Italy and Austria in the Seventeenth Century
  • Last Known Position: Lecturer of Music, Curry College

1953

Alden Putnam Buker, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: Choralbearbeitung from Johann Walther to Dietrich Buxtehude: the Treatment of Protestant Chorale Melodies in German Vocal and Organ music from 1524 to 1707.
  • Last Known Occupation: Dean of Arts & Sciences, Bloomsburg State College

Angela Maria Jaffé, MS in Music

  • Thesis: Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn. Analysis and Comparison of the Version for Two Pianos, Op. 56a, and the Version for Orchestra, Op. 56b.

1952

John Michael Glowacki, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The History of Polish Opera
  • Last Known Occupation: Head, Division of Fine Arts, New Mexico State University (retired)

1951

This information is not currently available.

1950

John E. Hasson, MA in Music

  • Thesis: The Problem of Form in the Symphonic Works of Anton Bruckner
  • Current Occupation: Professor Emeritius of Music, Boston University

1949

This information is not currently available.

1948

Arthur Holterman Hauge, MA in Music Deceased

  • Thesis: J.S. Bach’s Organ as Compared with the “Baroque Organ” of the Twentieth Century
  • Last Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Music, Boston State College

David Austin Shand, PhD in Music Deceased

  • Dissertation: The Sonata for Violin and Piano from Schumann to Debussy (1851-1917)
  • Last Known Occupation: Professor of Music, University of Utah; Assistant Director, Utah Symphony Orchestra

1947

HC Robbins Landon, BM in Musicology Deceased

  • Last Occupation: Independent Scholar

1946

John Michael Glowacki, MA in Music

  • Thesis: The Chamber Music of Karol Szymanowski
  • Last Known Occupation: Head, Division of Fine Arts, New Mexico State University (retired)

Dorothy Slepian, PhD in Music

  • Dissertation: The Use of Polyphonic Forms and Devices by Contemporary American Composers