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Silent Film Sound and Music Archive
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music, film music, silent film, silent film music, television music, Shakespeare, Shakespeare on film, women in music, twentieth century music, contemporary music, American music, gender, music and the supernatural
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About Me

My work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare. I am the author of five scholarly books and numerous book chapters and articles, and my work has appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability StudiesGender and Song in Early Modern EnglandThis Rough MagicUpstart CrowEarly Modern Studies JournalThe Journal of Historical BiographyThe Journal of Musicological Research, and Current Musicology. I am the winner of several scholarly awards and prizes, including the Rudolph Ganz Long-Term Fellowship at the Newberry Library, a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship, an American Music Research Center Fellowship, the inaugural Judith Tick Fellowship from the Society for American Music, and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Thornton Wilder Fellowship in Wilder Studies. I am the founder and Executive Director of the Silent Film Sound and Music Archive.

Recent Publications


Music for Silent Film: A Guide to North American ResourcesA-R Editions and the Music Library Association Index and Bibliography Series, 2016.

Louise Talma: A Life in Composition, Ashgate Publishing, 2014.


Alice Jay,” and “Hazel Burnett,” Women Film Pioneers Project, Columbia University (January 2018).

Using Resources for Silent Film Music,” Fontes Artis Musicae 63 (October-December 2016), 259-76.

History Faux/Real: the 2006 Ur-Hamlet,” kadar koli 10.

The Past is a Foreign Country: World Musics Signifying History in/and Elizabethan Drama,” Borrowers and Lenders 11, no. 1.

Listening to the Gaoler’s Daughter,” Cerae 3.

Media Coverage
BBC Radio 3, Newberry Library podcast, Her Film Project
Country Focus
USA, UK, France
Expertise by Geography
United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Early Modern, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Gender, Material Culture, Public History, Women