My Work Focuses on: 
Fifteenth-century mass cycle
My Other Interests Include: 
Medieval philosophies of music, music and Reformation, nineteenth-century music aesthetics, Steve Reich, music and theology, computer-assisted corpus studies

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I am writing a dissertation on the masses of Fremin le Caron and his relationship to the changing genre of cantus firmus mass. I went to Stanford University for my undergraduate degree, focusing on early keyboard performance on the pipe organ and harpsichord, as well as on the history of harmonic theory before Rameau. While at Stanford, I also got to work with Jesse Rodin, Eleanor Selfridge-Field and Craig Sapp at the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities and their Josquin Research Project. After Stanford, I worked as a software engineer at a startup that I helped to found, as well as a church organist and choir director, happily singing and directing a great deal of Renaissance music.