Music in Film
The role of music in film, in particular how it contributes to issues such as narrative, character-development, and emotional affect. At present, the music of John Williams is both a central component of teaching and research in this area.
Music in Videogames
The role of music in videogames, in particular how it contributes to action, story-telling and immersion.
Critical Studies and Aesthetics
Historical and critical studies, including Aesthetics, Modernism, and Adorno. Analysis, including twentieth-century repertoires, both classical and popular. Topics have ranged from Mahler to rock music and from pitch-class set analysis to issues of gender and identity in music cultures.