Katherine Baber, University of Redlands – Musicologist whose research interests include
the ways in which Leonard Bernstein’s compositions and his profile as a conductor,
educator, and public figure have shaped definitions of American music in the U.S.
and abroad; Fulbright Scholar to Austria to study Bernstein’s relationship with Vienna
and his role in Mahler reception.
Lauren Eldridge, Spelman College, – Ethnomusicologist who researches musics of the
African diaspora--particularly in Haiti--using race, gender, and class as analytical
frames; teaching interests include the aesthetics of social activism and she currently
serves as a coordinator for the Spelman College Social Justice Fellows Program.
Elissa Harbert, DePauw University – Musicologist whose research interests include
Broadway musicals about US history, historiography and cultural memory of American
music, and Leonard Bernstein’s theater works; taught music history at Carondelet Village
Elder Care Center in St. Paul, MN.
J. Daniel Jenkins, University of South Carolina – Music theorist whose research interests
include music of the 20th century; Editor of "Schoenberg’s Program Notes and Musical
Analyses"; teaches music theory at Lee Correctional Facility in Bishopville, SC.
Lisa Margulis, University of Arkansas – Music theorist who researches the dynamic,
moment-to-moment experience of listeners without special musical training; Award winning
author of "On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind"; Director of the Music Cognition Lab
at the University of Arkansas.
Mark Seto, Connecticut College – Musicologist and conductor whose research explores
issues of influence, nationalism, and cultural identity in fin-de-siècle Paris; Director
of the Connecticut College Orchestra and The Chelsea Symphony.
David Thurmaier, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
– Music theorist whose research interests include Charles Ives, the pedagogy of music
theory, and the history of music theory in the United States; co-host of “I’ve Got
a Beatles Podcast,” an international podcast focusing on the music and history of