RESEARCH


In my main area of research, I investigate music theory treatises written in England at the turn of the fourteenth century. My current book project, Sweet Consonance: Musical Discourse in England, 1280–1370, tries to obtain a better understanding for what was considered foundational musical knowledge in fourteenth-century England. 

I started this research after I became curious about music notation and how this fascinating tool came to be used by musicians around the world. As an avid teenage pianist who adored Chopin, I hadn't thought much about notation until, during my sophomore year in music history class at Portland State University, I learned about how music notation developed in Europe. It fascinated me. The more I learned about how music notation developed, the more I realized that I was actually enjoying reading about how people described music in theoretical texts as much as the development of notation. 

I also write about women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and on the presence of Western music and its establishment in Japan.