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Program Committee

Katherine Baber

Katherine Baber

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

Lauren Eldridge

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

Elissa Harbert

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

J. Daniel Jenkins

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

Lisa Margulis

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

Mark Seto

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

David Thurmaier

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 the Beatles.