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Musicology

Denise Gill

Denise Gill is assistant professor of Ethnomusicology and of Islam & the Arts in the Department of Music and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. She is an ethnomusicologist and sound studies scholar whose work focuses on sonic, musical, and listening practices in Turkey and former Ottoman territories. Her work is based on archival and oral history methodologies as well as nearly six years of ethnographic fieldwork in Turkish urban centers. In her research, Dr. Gill is primarily concerned with developing new theories and methodologies for critical listening.

Lyndsey Hoh Copeland

Lyndsey Hoh Copeland is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center and Lecturer in the Department of Music. She received her D.Phil. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Oxford, her M.Phil. in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and her B.M. in Tuba Performance from the University of Southern California.

Gabriel Ellis

Gabriel Ellis is a musicology PhD student at Stanford University. His current research focuses on intersections between music, technology, and identity in popular (and unpopular) genres, especially art pop, indie rock, and hip-hop. Other interests include the castrati, dandyism, and music and literature. He has presented research at the Midwest Chapter Meeting of the American Musicological Association and at the Music and Visual Cultures International Conference in Maynooth, Ireland. 

Michael Kinney

Michael examines representation and identity politics in late 19th, 20th and 21st century opera and musical theatre. Specifically, his work addresses issues of vocality, technology, and aging, with a focus on diva worship, fan studies, and queerness. Other interests include discourses of “late style” throughout music history, temporality in musical theatre, and the aesthetics of trash and disgust in 20th and 21st century film sound and music. 

David Wilson

David Wilson is a musicology Ph.D. student whose research interests lie at the intersection of music and politics. His current research focuses on the ways in which the music of Cultural Revolution-era China interacted with political ideologies, discursive practices, and the construction of gender. Other research interests include the ways in which political structures of totalitarian regimes shape creative practices, as well as issues of vocality and vocalism in song and concert repertories of 19th-century Europe.

Kirstin Haag

Kirstin Haag is a doctoral student in Musicology at Stanford University. Her research interests include vocal music transmission, early polyphony, and contemporary opera production. She also has experience in the production and direction of opera and musical theater works. Prior to coming to Stanford, she received a B.A. in Music and English Literature from the University of California, Davis, and taught high school in Nashville through Teach for America.

Benjamin Ory

Benjamin Ory is a fourth year PhD candidate in Musicology. His research centers around sacred music in the generation between 1520 and 1560, with specific focus on style in the masses of Nicolas Gombert and Adrian Willaert. Ben also pursues his love for early harpsichord repertoire and all things historical performance practice. He has previously sung in the vocal ensemble Convivium and the Stanford Facsimile Singers. 
 

Carol Vernallis

Special Fields: audiovisual aesthetics, digital technologies, film music, popular culture and popular music, production practice, YouTube, music video and post-classical cinema

Ioanida Costache

My current research explores issues of race and ethnicity, performance/construction of identity, cultural memory, trauma, and history as they intersect in lautareasca music, a Romani musico-oral tradition of Romania. Before coming to Stanford, I earned a B.A. in Music from Amherst College and spent a year researching and playing lautareasca music in Romania on a Fulbright. Other areas of interest include applied ethnomusicology, alternative epistemologies, critical theory and digital humanities.

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