Teaching Philosophy

I value students’ diverse multidisciplinary interests within music studies and I tailor my syllabi to every particular group. My classrooms are socratic in nature, and I encourage students to respond to each other, not just to me. My courses place emphasis on student writing, from occasional in-class writing assignments to my guiding students through the risks and responsibilities of developing an essay topic. 


Music Humanities

The Columbia Core Curriculum course surveys Western art music between the Medieval Ages and the present. I have taught the course since 2012.

Critical Approaches to Music Technologies

I taught this summer course at the Department of Music in Summer 2014. The small class size allowed for the seminar to be discussion-oriented.

Sexing Sound Art

This Fall 2015 upper-level undergraduate seminar was developed under the auspices of the Teaching Scholars Program of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and was supported by a curriculum development grant awarded by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (IRWGS) made possible by the Heyman Center for the Humanities. The seminar, which is taught at IRWGS, emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to sound and saw full enrollment at fifteen students, several auditors, and a wait list.

Teaching Sample Video

A teaching video from Sexing Sound Art is available here. Please contact me for a password if you would like to view the video.