Ph.D., Music Composition, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1991
B.A. summa cum laude, Music, Columbia University, 1987
Summer Music Associates program, Cleveland State University, 1991–1992
June in Buffalo Summer Music Festival and Workshop, SUNY at Buffalo, 1988–1990
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, 1985–1986
Ball State University: Assistant Professor 1996–2003, Associate Professor 2003–present
University of Massachusetts at Lowell: Assistant Professor, 1993–1996
Ball State University: Assistant Professor (one-year contract), 1992–1993
Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio): Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1991–1992
Other Musical Employment:
Choir Director, Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie, 2001–present
Section violist, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, 1997–present
- Ashes performed at Ota International Music Seminar, Ota City, Japan, June 1 and at Mukogawa Women's University, Nishinomiya, Japan, June 4, 2003
- Winter Remembered performed at Matushige Town Hall, Naruto, Japan, March 17, and in Kobe (Nishinomiya), Japan, March 19, 1999
- Ashes performed at Peace College (North Carolina), September 13, 2004
- Ashes performed at Graceland University (Lamoni, Iowa), September 10, 2004
- The Far Shores of the Day performed at The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam, November 18, 2003
- Sestina performed at Society of Composers, Inc., Region VII conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, October 12, 2002
State and Regional:
- Tattoo performed at Indiana Music Teachers Association conference, Ball State University, November 12, 2005
- Within My Garden performed at Miami University of Ohio, March 23, 2005
- Within My Garden performed at Eastern Michigan University, March 18, 2005
- Within My Garden performed at the University of Michigan, March 17, 2005
- Within My Garden performed at the University of Indianapolis, March 5, 2005
- Ashes performed at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, April 22, 2003
- Endangered Species performed at College Music Society – Great Lakes conference, South Bend, Indiana, April 4, 2003
Local (Muncie, Indiana):
- Variations on a Poem by Rai Peterson performed as part of BSU Viola Day, October 8, 2005.
- Summon Hope for Sophia (arrangement) performed at Unitarian Universalist Church, September 25, 2005
- Bread and Roses (arrangement) performed at Unitarian Universalist Church, May 1, 2005
- The Hammer of Los performed as part of the Faculty Artist Series, Sursa Hall, April 19, 2005
- Within my Garden performed on a faculty recital, Sursa Hall, April 5, 2005
- Variations on a Poem by Rai Peterson performed as part of BSU Women's Week, Choral Hall, April 1, 2005.
- All That Is Solid (orchestral revision) performed by Ball State Symphony Orchestra, Sursa Hall, February 13, 2005
- Claude Ballif, André Jolivet, François-Bernard Mâche, Maurice Ohana, vocal and choral compositions, in Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 54/3 (March 1998) 781-4.
- Gilbert Amy, Quatuor à cordes, in Notes 53/1 (September 1996) 285-6.
- Jacques Ghestem, ed., Approche de la musique contemporaine au violon, in Notes 52/1 (September, 1995): 306-8.
- Tristan Murail, Les miroir étendus pour ondes martenot et piano, and André Jolivet, Ouverture en rondeau pour 4 ondes martenot, 2 pianos et percussion, in Notes 51/2 (December 1994): 755-7.
- George Benjamin, Octet for flute, clarinet, celesta, percussion, and solo strings, and A Mind of Winter, in Notes 50/1 (September 1993): 382-3.
- Barbara Kolb, Millefoglie for instruments and computer-generated tape, in Notes 48/2 (December 1991): 690-1.
- Diane Peacock Jezic, The Musical Migration and Ernst Toch and Nathan Milstein and Solomon Volkov, From Russia to the West: the Musical Memoirs and Reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, in Notes 48/2 (December 1991): 500-2.
- “Order, Duration, and Time in the Music of Messiaen,” Ex Tempore, vol. IX/2 (Summer 1999) 64–76.
- “Serialism and Permutation Techniques in Olivier Messiaen's Livre d'orgue,” Music Research Forum (University of Cincinnati), vol. 6 (1991): 15-35.
- “New Directions in Music.” The Gamut (Cleveland State University), no. 33 (Summer 1991), pp. 32-42.
- “Boulez and IRCAM.” The Cleveland Orchestra Program Guide: Nov. 26-29, 1986, pp. 40a-44.
- Music of the Millennium: Theoretical and Analytical Approaches to Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (undergraduate textbook)
- “Coming to an End: Compositions to Conclude a 20th-Century Analysis Class,” Music Theory Midwest conference, University of Missouri – Kansas City, May 15, 2004
- “Olivier Messiaen as Analyst and Theorist,” at Couleurs dans le vent: A Celebration of the Music of Olivier Messiaen 1980–1992, University of Kansas, November 4, 2002.
- “Peer Instruction in Music Theory,” College Music Society–Great Lakes Region, Mount Union College (Ohio), March 31, 2001.
- “Time After Time: Temporal Experience as a Determinant of Form,” New Music & Art Festival, Bowling Green State University (Ohio), October 26, 2000.
- “Order, Duration, and Time in the Music of Messiaen,” Music Theory Midwest conference, Lawrence University (Wisconsin), May 20, 2000.
- “In Theory, In General,” a contribution to the panel discussion, “Reimagining the Core Curriculum. Music Theory Midwest conference, Lawrence University, May 20, 2000.
- “Integrating Eclecticism: Harmony in Poulenc's Later Works,” Music Theory Midwest conference, Butler University, May 14, 1999.
- “An Instrument Unlike Any Other: The Voice and Vocal Polyphony in the Music of Betsy Jolas,” New Music & Art Festival, Bowling Green State University (Ohio), October 10, 1998.
- “Metrical Contradictions in Bach's Suites for Solo Violoncello,” Music Theory Society of New York State conference, New York City, April 19, 1998.
- “Transgression and Creativity in the Music of Betsy Jolas,” Festival of Women Composers; Indiana, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1998.
- “The Tritone as a Unifying Element in Poulenc's Voix humaine,” Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory conference; Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 14, 1998.
- “Who's Wearing the Dress? Gender Identity and Ambivalence in the Piano Music of Chopin and Liszt,” with Kevin Purrone, Feminist Theory and Music conference; Charlottesville, Virginia; June 6, 1997.
- “The Instrument as Collaborator,” Society of Composers, Inc., Region VI conference; Shawnee, Oklahoma; February 21, 1997.
- Music Theory & Composition area:
- Division Head for Music Theory and Composition area, 2002–present
- Coordinator of curriculum and of graduate TAs for aural skills classes, 1996–2002
- Co-Director, School of Music Computer Lab, 1996–2005
- School of Music:
- Promotion and Tenure Committee (chair), 2003–2004
- School of Music Director search committee, 2003–2004
- Academic advisor, 2001–present
- various faculty search committees
- College of Fine Arts:
- Promotion and Tenure Committee (chair), 2004–2005
- C.F.A. “20 + 3” Commission on Curriculum in the Arts 1998–1999
- Student Center Committee, 2001–2002
- C.F.A. representative on University Judicial Committee 1997–1999
- Served as faculty member of the Lesbian, Bisexual, & Gay Student Association's “Coming-Out Week” organizing committee, summer & fall 1997.
- National: Editorial Review Board of Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, 2001–2004
- Local Arrangements host for Music Theory Midwest, 2006 conference
- Program Committee for College Music Society, Great-Lakes Region, 2005 conference
- Komar Award Committee, Music Theory Midwest, 2005 conference
- Chair, Program Committee for Music Theory Midwest, 2002 conference
- Program Committee for Music Theory Midwest, 2001 conference
- Organizer of paper session for Society of Composers, Inc., Region V 2001 conference
Society for Music Theory
Society of Composers, Inc.
College Music Society
International Alliance for Women in Music
Music Theory Midwest
American Conposers Forum