photo by Julian Morris

photo by Julian Morris


My interests center on the relationship between the voice, the body, and identity in the long twentieth century, especially in England and America. I write on countertenors, particularly the relationship between falsetto and masculinity; late Victorian Voice Culture and the emergence of vocal subjectivity; post-1945 opera, especially Benjamin Britten; the BBC, early music, and the renegotiation of post-1945 English musical identity; new wave pop; historically-informed performance practice; and sound and voice studies.

I have recently given papers at the American Musicological Association (national and midwest chapter), North American British Music Studies Association, the Indiana University Musicology Colloquium, and the Midwest Victorian Studies Conference. 

In addition to review articles, I have two articles in progress drawn from my dissertation research. The first traces the intersection of historical performance practice, national identity, and gender identity in the countertenor Alfred Deller's early career. The other explores Benjamin Britten's dramatic deployment of timbrally ambiguous singing, which I term "falsettish," in his final opera, Death in Venice. 

I currently teach music history and voice at University of Indianapolis.

*complete curriculum vitae available upon request



PhD in Musicology (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Dissertation: "Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body: Countertenors, Voice Type, and Identity" (Phil Ford, advisor)

MM in Music History (Butler University, Indianapolis)

BA in Music (Butler University, Indianapolis)