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Dissertation Defenses

A dissertation is a book-length presentation of original research (for students enrolled in the PhD programs in Ethnomusicology or Music History and Theory) or substantial original creative work (for students enrolled in the PhD in Composition). The final step of our PhD program, and the culmination of a student’s doctoral studies, is a public “defense,” in which the PhD candidate defends the dissertation in front of a committee of experts and outside observers. After a brief overview of the project, the PhD candidate answers questions about their research methodology and the outcomes and conclusions of their work.


David Matthew Brounley, Music History and Theory
"That Sound in Your Head: Guitar Tone Values in the Entrepreneurial Age"

April 29, 2022, 12:00pm

Music Library Seminar Room

Eric Lemmon, Composition
Title of Composition:  " Politics I"; Title of Presentation: "Sonified Publics: Participatory Computer Music, Creative Composition, and Political Theory in  Politics I"

May 5, 2022, 6:00pm

Staller Center Room 2314

Anna Reguero, Music History and Theory
"The Aesthetics of Indie Classical: Music after Postmodernism"

May 5, 2022, 4:30pm

Music Library Seminar Room