I am a music theorist specializing in the study of meter. I use a variety of methods, including timing measurement, experiments, interviews, and participant observation to theorize the organization of musical time. Most of my work concerns music and dance from southeastern Europe, and I have conducted more than a year of fieldwork in Bulgaria. My recent and ongoing projects include experiments in which participants tap along with recordings of Bulgarian music, developing wearable sensors to measure dance movements, contributing to a large-scale cross-cultural project on rhythm perception, and translating an early twentieth-century treatise on Bulgarian meter. I also served for nine years as the managing editor of the journalĀ Analytical Approaches to World Music.

Since 2017 I have been an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Music Department at the University of Connecticut, where I teach courses in ear training and musical form and analysis. I am also a faculty affiliate of the Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences at UConn. I hold a PhD in music theory from Yale University, an MA in music theory from the University of British Columbia, and a BA in music from Carleton College. I grew up in Pennsylvania, and before I specialized in music theory, my primary instrument was euphonium.

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