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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
20th and 21st century music

Desirée Bradford Scarambone is a professional juggler. When she is not eagerly pouring over musicological texts in the Fine Arts library at the University of Kentucky she can be found enthusiastically mentoring pre-college students in her professional piano studio in Richmond, Kentucky. When she is particularly preoccupied with research she...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology

Scot Buzza has had an international performing career over that includes solo appearances with orchestras in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela. He has held principal violist positions with orchestras in both Tokyo, Japan and Barcelona, Spain. As a chamber musician Buzza has...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
21st Century Opera

Kathryn Caton is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of Kentucky. Her academic research explores new and experimental twenty-first century operas with interdisciplinary crossovers into the worlds of social theory and media studies. Her dissertation, “Opera Experiments and Social Transformation in the Age of Digital Technology:...

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Music Performance
Percussion, Orchestra, Chamber music, Sound studies

Emily is a senior Percussion Performance major from Houston, TX. Emily has been extremely active within the School of Music during her entire time at the University of Kentucky, playing in the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, UK Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Wildcat Marching Band, and singing in...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Anglo-American hymnody of the early nineteenth century

Erin Fulton is a fourth-year PhD candidate in musicology who intends to pursue a career in music librarianship. Erin’s scholarly interests center on Anglo-American hymnody of the early nineteenth century, especially social worship hymns and the material culture of religious music. She not only uses this as a convenient excuse to sing Sacred...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Fin de siècle French Music

Yingchao Han is from Xiamen, Fujian, China. Currently, he is in his second year of Ph. D. studies in Musicology at the University of Kentucky. He holds an M. A. in Musicology from the City College of New York, and an LL. M from Indiana University. His main interests in musicology are French music of the fin de siècle era, particularly...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Music and life of Franz Liszt

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Matt is a Doctoral Candidate in Musicology and Ethnomusicology. His varied musical background has led to him holding various teaching positions at nearly every level of music education, both in the United States as well as internationally in the People's Republic of China. Classically trained in voice,...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Shamanic music on Jeju Island in South Korea

Tanner Jones is currently a PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology and is writing his dissertation entitled Performing Agency and Change Through Jeju Shaman Ritual. This year, Tanner was awarded the Fellowship for Graduate Studies through the Korea Foundation, which funds a year of his research and writing while in residency at UK. Tanner recently...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Women using music to bridge the United States and China

Melinda Lio is a Lexington native who is working on her masters in musicology with an emphasis in ethnomusicology. She is writing her thesis on three women who are using music to bridge the United States and China. She graduated from UK with a B.A. in piano and enjoys playing the pipa, er-hu, violin, and organ. She has performed with Dr. Han’s...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Rural identity in popular music

Nathaniel Lucy is a Ph.D student in Musicology/Ethnomusicology at the University of Kentucky. He spent his adolescent years throughout Missouri and in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While attending Missouri State University, Nathaniel gained an interest in vernacular and popular music of the world, especially the soundscape of the Ozarks region in the...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology

Kaylina Madison is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of Kentucky.  She is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi. She graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in 2012 from Middle Tennessee State University and summa cum laude from Fisk University in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. While at...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Jazz & activist street bands

Isaac Maupin is a third-year Ph.D. student in the University of Kentucky’s Ethnomusicology/Musicology program. Prior to attending the University of Kentucky, he attended Otterbein University where he received a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance in 2013. Following the completion of his undergraduate study, Isaac lived in Boston and...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology

Nathan Miller is the Assistant Professor of Musicology and Director of the Orchestra at Asbury University.  In addition, Nathan also directs the Asbury University Salvation Army Student Fellowship Brass Band, which is an extra-curricular ensemble. Having played the alto horn in Salvation Army brass bands since he was eight years old, Nathan has...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
American percussionist, Max Neuhaus

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology

Ben is in his last year of coursework for a concurrent PhD in musicology and ethnomusicology and DMA in composition. His scholarly interests include additive meter and hypermeter, serialism, jazz, Indian and Balkan musics, the "third stream," contemporary progressive "math metal," and the intersection between politics and music.

As a...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Film & Cartoon Music

Rebecca O’Brien is a PhD. candidate in Musicology at the University of Kentucky. Originally from Kettering, Ohio, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Otterbein University in 2011. She has also had the pleasure of teaching MUS 100 for several years. In 2014 she presented a paper at the Ecomusicologies 2014 conference on...

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Music Theory & Composition
The music of Bruce Hornsby, Popular Songwriting and Songwriters, Robert Schumann

Andrew Perkins is a PhD student in Music Theory at UK.  His areas of interest include the music of Bruce Hornsby, popular songwriters of the 20th century, theory pedagogy, and the life of Robert Schumann.  Also a composer, Andrew's choral music has been performed in Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Currently, he teaches...

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Music Education
Clarinet, Instrumental Music Education

Courtney is from Huntsville, AL, and is in her senior year as a clarinet player and Music Education major. She hopes to one day teach high school band and work with local community bands. She came to the University of Kentucky because of the great combination of musical and educational courses available as a student in the Music Education...

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Piano salon music of the late nineteenth century with special emphasis on Latin American composers and salon genres

Laura Pita is a Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of Kentucky. For the past several years she has been researching piano salon music of the late nineteenth century with special emphasis on Latin American composers and salon genres. She has done extensive archival research on the renowned Venezuelan pianist and composer Teresa...

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Arts Administration, Music Performance
Aspiring operatic soprano and lover of Jesus

Ruthie is from Simpsonville, KY, and is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky where she is pursuing majors in both Vocal Performance and Arts Administration. She is a classically trained soprano and studied voice for three years under the tutelage of Elizabeth Huling. At the University of Kentucky, she is a student of Dr. Angelique Clay...

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