I’m a Ph.D. student in musicology living and working in New York City. I study American music, specifically early 20th century classical music, and late 20th century rock music. I live in Brooklyn and teach music appreciation at a college in Manhattan. I’m a huge Phishhead and Deadhead. I’m fascinated by music and place: how our geography informs our sense of musical place, and how music informs our sense of geography. I became an Americanist when I had my mind blown by Charles Ives’s Fourth Symphony.