Eastman School of Music PhDs on the Faculties of Highly Regarded Educational Institutions

We are very proud of the accomplishments of the distinguished alumni from Eastman’s four PhD-granting disciplines of Music Theory, Musicology, Composition, and Music Education, many of whom are teaching and leading at prominent musical institutions and noteworthy schools around the world. The following list offers a sample of 50 PhD alumni from the past 30 years who are helping to shape the field of music through their work in a wide variety of colleges, universities, and music schools.

Institution Graduate Position PhD Program
Bowling Green State University Mikel Kuehn Professor of Composition Composition, 1995
Bowling Green State University Mary Natvig Professor of Musicology Musicology, 1991
Brigham Young University Jeremy Grimshaw Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications Musicology, 2005
Chapman University Vera Ivanova Associate Professor of Composition Composition, 2007
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Samuel Ng Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2005
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Bruce McClung Associate Professor of Musicology Musicology, 1995
City University of New York Norman Carey Acting Executive Officer, PhD/DMA Programs in Music Music Theory, 1998
Cornell University Kevin Ernste Associate Professor of Composition Composition, 2006
Dickinson College Amy Wlodarski Associate Professor of Music Musicology, 2006
Emory University Maria Archetto Associate Professor of Music Musicology, 1991
Florida State University Evan Jones Associate Professor of and Coordinator of Music Theory Music Theory, 1995
Florida State University Michael Buchler Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 1998
Florida State University Nancy Rogers Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2008
Franklin & Marshall College Sylvia Alajaji Associate Professor and Chair of Muisc Musicology, 2009
Gettysburg College Brent Talbot Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education Music Education, 2011
Indiana University Aaron Travers Assistant Professor of Music Composition, 2004
Indiana University Daphne Tan Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory) Music Theory, 2013
James Madison University David Stringham Assistant Professor of Music Music Education, 2011
Michigan State University Mitchell Robinson Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education Music Education, 1999
New York University Panayotis Mavromatis Director of Music Theory and Associate Professor of Music and Music Education Music Theory, 2005
New York University Sarah Marlowe Assistant Professor & Associate Director of Music Theory Music Theory, 2013
Oberlin College & Conservatory Brian Alegant Director, Division of Music Theory and Barker Professor Music Theory, 1993
Oberlin College & Conservatory Andrea Kalyn Dean of the Conservatory of Music Musicology, 2002
Penn State University Paul Barsom Associate Professor of Music Composition, 1986
Penn State University Robert D. Gardner Associate Professor of Music Education Music Education, 2006
Rutgers University Antonius Bittmann Associate Vice President of Online Programs Musicology, 2001
Southern Methodist University Julie Scott Associate Professor of Practice in Music Education Music Education, 2010
The Juilliard School Steven Laitz Faculty and Associate Chair of Music Theory and Analysis Music Theory, 1992
The Juilliard School Anne-Marie Reynolds Faculty Musicology, 1998
University of California, Los Angeles David Lefkowitz Associate Professor, Composition and Theory Composition, 1994
University of California, Los Angeles Tamara Levitz Professor of Musicology Musicology, 1994
University of Chicago Seth Brodsky Assistant Professor of Music and the Humanities Musicology, 2007
University of Colorado Daphne Leong Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 1989
University of Colorado Keith Waters Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 1997
University of Delaware Alden Snell Assistant Professor, Music Education Music Education, 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago Yayoi Uno Everett Professor of Music Music Theory, 1994
University of Louisville Caroline Ehman Assistant Professor of Music History Musicology, 2013
University of Maryland Dora Hanninen Professor of Music Theory and Chair of Music Theory and Composition Music Theory, 1996
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Stefan Love Assistant Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2011
University of Minnesota Matthew Bribitzer-Stull Associate Professor of Theory/Composition Music Theory, 2001
University of North Carolina Jocelyn Neal Professor of Music Music Theory, 2002
University of Notre Dame John Liberatore Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition Composition, 2014
University of Notre Dame Mary Frandsen Associate Professor of Musicology Musicology, 1997
University of Nottingham Elizabeth Kelly Assistant Professor in Composition Composition, 2012
University of Texas, Arlington Jennifer Ronyak Assistant Professor of Musicology Musicology, 2010
Vanderbilt University Michael Alec Rose Associate Professor of Composition Composition, 1985
Vassar College Michael Pisani Professor and Chair of Music Musicology, 1996
Washington University in St. Louis Alexander Stefaniak Assistant Professor of Musicology Musicology, 2012
Yale University Richard Cohn Battell Professor of the Theory of Music Music Theory, 1987
Yale University Ian Quinn Associate Professor of Music Theory Music Theory, 2004