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2017 “Audiovisual Strategies in Two Works of Musical Visualization.” Oklahoma Music Theory
Roundtable, University of Oklahoma, September 22.
2017 “Toward Music Theory Pedagogies of the Future.” Oklahoma Music Theory Roundtable,
University of Oklahoma, September 22.
2017 “The Art of Listening.” Pedagogy into Practice: Teaching Music Theory in the 21st Century. Lee
University, June 1-4.
2013 “Synesthesia Imagined, Synesthesia Revealed.” Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the Arts
in the Modern World, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 24.
2019 “The Non-Neutrality of Part Writing.” Distinguished Residency in Music Theory Pedagogy, Michigan State
University College of Music, March 19.
2019 “Visualizing Music: The Performance of Live Media in Scriabin and Orff.” Vianne Webb Memorial Lecture in
Musicology, Christopher Newport University, February 6.
2018 “Extending the metaphor of ‘counterpoint’ in audiovisual analysis.” University of Wisconsin-Madison,
February 9 and Carrigan Lecture, University of Michigan, April 12.
2016 “Prelude to an Analysis of Visual Music.” Schulich School of Music, McGill University, January 15.
2015 “Prelude to an Analysis of Visual Music.” School of Music, University of Iowa, November 20.
2015 “Modern Synesthesia and the Interpretation of Scriabin’s Color Music.” From Synesthesia to Synthesis of Arts:
On the 75th Anniversary of Bulat Makmudovich Galeyev’s Birth, Prometheus Centre, Kazan’ National Technical University Named After A.N. Tupolev, Kazan’ Russia, October 2.
2015 “Color and musical language in Scriabin and Schoenberg.” Department of Music, University of Chicago, May
2015 “Scriabin’s Color Music in America.” Path to Scriabin: On the 100th Anniversary of Alexander Nikolevich
Scriabin's Death, A. N. Scriabin Memorial House and Museum, Moscow, Russia, April 26.
2015 “Color and musical language in Scriabin and Schoenberg.” College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State
University, March 27.
2012 “Scriabin’s Symphony of Light.” Theatre Department, College of Arts, Media, and Design, Northeastern
University, September 17.
2012 “The Fire of Prometheus.” Mostro Prometeu: Punctum: cinema e pensamento, Universidade Federal de Santa
Catarina, Florinopolis, Brazil, June 14. Participation via Skype.
2012 “Can the Imaginary Be Realized? Performance Challenges in Scriabin’s Prometheus, Poem of Fire.”
Performance Studies Working Group, Yale University, February 6.
Invited panels and symposia
2018 “Toward Music Theory Pedagogies of the Future.” Graduate Student Workshop, University of Wisconsin-
Madison, February 10.
2017 “Preparing music theory instructors of the (very near) future.” Graduate Student Workshop, Annual Meeting
of the Music Theory Society of New York State, March 31.
2016 “What is Music Theory Pedagogy?” Panel discussion, Music Theory Pedagogy Interest Group, Annual
Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 5.
2015 “Teaching Theory with Video.” Lightning talk delivered in “Teaching Music Theory” hosted by W.W. Norton
and Company. Panel with Joseph Straus, Elizabeth Marvin, and Phil Duker, Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting, October 30, 2015.
2015 “Theory Day.” Symposium with Abby Shupe, Greg Decker, Chelsea Hamm, and Drew Wilson. Wooster
College, February 15.
2014 “Enchanted Modernities: Exploring Theosophy’s Influence on Visual Art and Music.” Symposium with Gauri
Viswanathan, Sarah Turner, James Mansell, Rachel Middleman, and Paul Ivey. Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, April 17.
2013 “Western Esotericism and the University.” Panel with Chris Scheer, Marco Pasi, and Brian McCuskey. Utah
State University, November 22.
2013 “Performing Scriabin’s Prometheus.” Panel with Laura Jackson and Chris Scheer. Utah State University
2013 “Online Teaching, Student Learning.” Spring Teaching Forum, Yale University, April 26.
2013 Participant, Consultation on Music and Theology, Yale Institute for Sacred Music, Yale University, February
2012 “Scriabin and the Possible.” With Justin Townsend. Hosted by Music Theory Online, July 18.
2016 “Toward an Analysis of Visual Music.“ Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, November 3-6.
2014 “The Musical Opus as Magnum Opus: Organicist Analysis and the Hermetic Tradition. Annual Meeting of
the Society for Music Theory, November 6.
2014 “A Theory Prof and a Cello Prof Walk Into A Bar.” With Mark Rudoff. National Meeting of the College Music
Society, St. Louis, MO, November 1.
2014 “Hacking the music theory classroom.” With Phil Duker and Bryn Hughes. National Meeting of the College
Music Society, St. Louis, MO, October 30.
2014 “Social Technology for Curricular Change.” FlipCamp, University of Delaware, June 4.
2014 “Engaging Students: Beyond Active Learning.” FlipCamp, University of Delaware, June 5.
2013 “Flipping the Music Theory Classroom,” and “Online Lectures and Flipped Classrooms at Ohio State: How I
Became My Own TA,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Charlotte, NC, November 3. Presented during the special session “Hacking the Music Theory Classroom: Pedagogical Tools that Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness.”
2012 “Can the Imaginary Be Realized? Performance Challenges in Scriabin’s Prometheus, Poem of Fire.” Annual
Meeting of the Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies, New Orleans, LA, November 17.
2012 “What Do Music Theorists Talk About When They Talk About Gender?” Annual Meeting of the Society for
Music Theory, New Orleans, LA, November 3; Annual Meeting of Music Theory Midwest, University of Michigan, May 19.
2011 “What Can Theosophy Tell Us About Skryabin’s Prometheus, Poem of Fire?” Annual Meeting of the
American Musicological Society, San Francisco, CA, November 9.
2010 “Alexander Scriabin’s Chromatic Palette.” Enchanting Modernity: Theosophy and the Making of Early
Twentieth-Century Culture, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK, December 3.
2010 “Scriabin and the Possible.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Indianapolis, IN, November
7; Annual Meeting of Music Theory Midwest, Miami University of Ohio, May 15.
2009 “The Wheatstone Concertina and Symmetrical Arrangements of Tonal Space.” Annual Meeting of the Society
for Music Theory, Montréal, Canada, October 31; Special Symposium on Performance and Analysis, Indiana University, February 21.
2009 “Polarity, Centricity, and the ‘Unity through the Sharpening of Contradictions’ in Scriabin’s Late Music.”
Annual Meeting of the New England Conference of Music Theorists, Yale University, April 26.
2008 “Aksak Meter and the stil hongrois in Johannes Brahms’s Variations on a Hungarian Theme, Op. 21 no. 2.”
Annual Meeting of the New England Conference of Music Theorists, Harvard University, April 4; Fifteenth Biennial Symposium for Research in Music Theory, Indiana University, February 15-16.
Pre-concert Lectures and Community Outreach
2017 “Visualizing Music.” OSU STEAM Factory Showcase, November 9. In collaboration with students in my
graduate seminar on musical visualization.
2017 “Sight of Sound: An interactive program of music and visual art.” Columbus Community Arts Center, October
6. With Elisabeth Jeremica, Devin Copfer, and musicians of Chamber Brews. Part of the Sight of Music Exhibition, Columbus Community Arts Center, September 29-November 4.
2016 “Synesthesia and color music: Exploring the Combination of Sensory Stimuli in Literature, Technology,
Neurology, and the Occult.” OSU STEAM Factory Showcase, Strongwater Food and Spirits, September 9.
2016 “Kepler’s Music of the Spheres: Harmonies in Mathematics, Astronomy, and Music.” With Matthew Kahle
(mathematics) and Paul Sutter (astronomy). Franklinton Fridays hosted by Ohio State University STEAM Factory, February 12.
2013 “The Fire of Prometheus.” Pre-concert talk, Utah State University, November 23.
2013 “The English Concertina.” Winter Market Research Showcase hosted by Ohio State University STEAM
Factory, March 9.
2012 “The Fire of Prometheus.” Pre-concert talk, Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Hyannis MA, September 22
2012 Introduction to “Prometheus, Poem of Fire” (film). Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, February 8
and September 10.
2010 “Prometheus, Poem of Fire.” Pre-concert talk, Woolsey Hall, Yale University, February 13.
2013 “Synesthesia Imagined, Synesthesia Revealed.” Musicology Lecture Series, The Ohio State University,
September 15, 2013.
2012 “The Flipped Music Theory Classroom.” Tech-Enabled and Distance Learning Round Table, Ohio State
University Faculty Club, November 28.
2011 “Performing Scriabin’s Prometheus, Poem of Fire,” Musicology Lecture Series, The Ohio State University, April
2010 “Alexander Scriabin’s Theurgy in Blue.” Yale University Music Department Colloquium, February 6.
2009 “Myth and Theurgy in Scriabin’s Prometheus, op. 60.” Slavic Studies Colloquium, Yale University, March 3.