I am a music theorist (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2013) focusing on European art music of roughly 1770–1900. My primary research areas are aesthetics (absolute music, Adorno, ontology, and philosophy of music pedagogy), Beethoven, form theory, motivic techniques (especially in variation form), and performance/analysis intersections (especially as regards Schenkerian analysis). I currently teach at the University of Oklahoma.