Selected Publications


William Cheng


Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2014). Foreword by Richard Leppert

Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good (University of Michigan Press, 2016). Foreword by Susan McClary.

Loving Music Till It Hurts (Oxford University Press, 2019)



Queering the Field: Sounding Out Ethnomusicology (Oxford University Press, ed. with Greg Barz, 2019)

A Cultural History of Music in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury Academic, ed. with Danielle Fosler-Lussier)





Kui Dong

"Triliogy for Double Chorus, Music by Kui Dong" Central Conservatory of Music Press, November 2018

"Mirror" for two pianos (originally titled Minature 5-7) Central Conservatory of Music Press, August, 2018

"Selected Chamber Music by Kui Dong" Central Conservatory of Music Press, May 2015

"Memory/Place" for violin and cello, digital release by Kate Sternberg on

"Differences within Oneness" for string Quartet, digital release on Other Minds Records

 “Shall We Play? (2013)” for string quartet, piano 4 hands and toy pianos on Grammy Award nominated Sono Luminus Records

"Trio" (2012) for two piano and guitar by Kui Dong, Larry Polansky and Christian Wolf on Henceforth

Full-length CD “Since When Has The Bright Moon Existed” (2011) Other Mind Record Full-length CD "Hands Like Waves Unfold” (2008) for prepared piano on Other Mind Record  Full-length CD"Pangu's Song" (2004) New World Record 
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Theodore Levin

The Music of Central Asia, ed. Theodore Levin, Saida Daukeyeva, and Elmira Köchümkulova (Indiana University Press, 2016).

Where Rivers and Mountains Sing: Sound, Music, and Nomadism in Tuva and Beyond, (Indiana University Press, 2006, paperback 2010).

Music of Central Asia, Vols. 1-10 (CD-DVD series with notes and text translations), (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004-11).

The Hundred Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York) , (Indiana University Press 1996; paperback 1999).

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Melinda O'Neal

Experiencing Berlioz: A Listener's Companion (Rowman & LIttlefield, 2018).

Conductor Highlights: Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem (Handel Choir and UMBC Chorale, 2013); Handel's Semele (HC, 2012), British/American Connection (HC, 2010); Handel’s Jephtha (staged, HC Chandos Singers, 2010) in collaboration with American Opera Theatre; Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette (Handel Society of Dartmouth College, 2003); Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (HSDC, 2003); Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (HSDC, 1998).

Artistic Director and Conductor 2012-13: Handel’s Messiah with Handel Choir & Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, guest soloists; Transcendence & Transformation with Diba Alvi, soprano, Marian Rian Hayes, harp, John Kilkenny, percussion, commission and première of Song of the Shulamite by Donald McCullough; folk song arrangements of the British Isles; music by Arvo Pärt and John Tavener; Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) with guest soloists Laura Choi Stuart and Steven Combs, a collaboration with Camerata of University of Maryland Baltimore County and Orchestra of St. John’s.

Artistic Director and Conductor 2011-12: Handel’s Messiah with Handel Choir and Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, guest soloists; Anglo Meets Saxon—Music of Britten, Walton, Rheinberger and Brahms; Handel’s oratorio Semele with Handel Period Instrument Orchestra and guest soloists; Final Fantasy with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; benefit concerts for First Unitarian Organ Fund; Murphy Initiative for Peace and Justice, Collington Square Education Program.

Artistic Director and Conductor 2010-11: Handel’s Messiah with Handel Choir and Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, guest soloists; Dunphy’s Gonzales Cantata and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (staged production); Mozart’s Requiem and Bach Cantata 106 in collaboration with Harmonious Blacksmith; Benefit Concert for Methodist Board of Child Care.

Forward for A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore by Carl B. Schmidt. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (2015).

Essay in Hand-Print Folio: “Handel’s Compassion and Messiah: An Oratorio." Baltimore: Hill Press (2012).

Lecture and Reading Session: Library of Congress–American Music 1870-1923 (2010).

Conference Presentation: “Preparing and Performing Berlioz’s Choral Music,” Berlioz Society, London, UK (2009).

Chapter: “Passion and Authenticity: A Conversation with Marin Alsop” in Wisdom, Wit and Will: Women Choral Conductors On Their Art, ed. Joan Catoni Conlon. Chicago: GIA Publications (2009).

Article: “Orchestral Songs and Choruses by Hector Berlioz,” Conductors Journal Podium Notes (2005).

Chapter: "Coming to Terms with Historical Performance Practices," in Up Front!: Becoming the Complete Choral Conductor, ed. Guy Webb. Boston: ECS Publications (1994).

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Sally Pinkas

Sally Pinkas

Harold Shapero Piano Music, Toccata Classics TOCC0211, 2014

Gabriel Fauré—Thirteen Barcarolles, Dolly, MSR Classics, MS-1438, 2012

George Rochberg— Piano Music, Vols. III-IV, Naxos  8.559633-4, 2010

Robert Schumann— Solo Piano Works, MSR Classics, MS-1323, 2008

Martinu—Chamber Music for Flute, Piano and Strings, Naxos 8.572467, 2010

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William John Summers

“REDISCOVERING THE HIDDEN MUSES OF BOHOL: FILIPINO MUSIC MAESTRI FROM CORELLA CHURCH, BOHOL,” in Budhi, vol. XVI, no. 3 (2011), pp. 1-108, 41 plates, 2 music examples, one map and 7 database documents [released July 2012].

“A Library That Has Been Playing Beautiful Music Through The Centuries,” Chapter 3: Spheres of Change, LUMINA PANDIT: A COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL TREASURES, Manila, 2010, Ángel Aparicio, O. P., editor, University of Santo Tomas Press, Miguel de Benavides Library, pp. 142-143, 201-211.

“Foreword,” provided in, Maria Alexandra Chua, Kirial de Baclayon año 1826: Hispanic Sacred Music in 19th-century Bohol, Quezon City (The Philippines), 2010, Ateneo de Manila University Press, p. xiii.

“How Much Remains to Be Learned about California Mission Music?: Two Case Studies,” in DIAGONAL, Journal of the Center of Iberian and Latin American Music ,

“Introduction,” in Marcelo Adonay, His Life and Works , E Mirano, et al, (eds.) (2009) i-iv.

“Música en Filipinas”, in Diccionario histórico, geográfico y cultural de Filipinas y el Pacífico , coordinación y dirección, L C Fernández, M L Talaván, F P Aguado, Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional: Fundación Carolina, (2008) 669-675.

J B Sancho: Compositor Pioner de California/Compositor Pionero De California/Pioneer Composer of California , with Piza, A, C H Russell, A Gili (eds.), 2007.

“To Trope or Not to Trope? Or, How Was that English Gloria Performed?” in Music in Medieval Europe: Studies in Honour of Bryan Gillingham , T Bailey and A Santosuosso (eds.), (2006) 95-112.

“Comments on Converting California ,” Boletin: The Journal of the California Mission Studies Association , 21:2 (2004) 65-68.

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Steve Swayne

Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America’s Musical Life (Oxford University Press, 2011).

“Remembering and Re-membering: Sondheim, the Waltz, and A Little Night Music ,” Studies in Musical Theatre 1, no. 3 (2007): 259–73.

“William Schuman, World War II, and the Pulitzer Prize,” Musical Quarterly 89, nos. 2-3 (Summer-Fall 2006): 273-320.

How Sondheim Found His Sound (University of Michigan Press, 2005).

“So Much ‘More’: The Music of Dick Tracy ,” American Music 22, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 50-63.

“Hindemith’s Unexpected Grandson,” Hindemith-Jahrbuch 32 (2003): 215-234.

“Sondheim’s Piano Sonata,” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 127 (2002): 258-304.

“ Music for the Theatre , the Young Copland, and the Younger Sondheim,” American Music 20, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 80-101.

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Spencer Topel

Spencer Topel

Chang H., May, L., Topel S. "Nonlinear Acoustic Synthesis in Augmented Musical Instruments" Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017.

Chang H.C., Topel S. “Electromagnetically Actuated Amplitude Modulation Synthesis.” Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). Griffith Univ., Brisbane Australia, 2016.

Rector. D, Topel S.  "EMdrum: An Electromagnetically Actuated Drum." Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). London, UK, 2014.

Grani, F., Serafin, S., de Gotzen, A., Overholt, D., & Topel, S. (2013, July). Investigating the relationship between pressure force and acoustic waveform in footstep sounds. In Digital Signal Processing (DSP), 2013 18th International Conference on (pp. 1-5). IEEE.

“Extensible Spectralism: Revealing Latent Structures in Music Audio for Composition, Analysis, and Retrieval”. D.M.A. Dissertation, Cornell University, 2012.

S. S. Topel, M.A Casey. "Elementary Sources: Latent Component Analysis for Music Composition"In Proc. Of ISMIR, Miami, United States, 2011.

M.A. Casey, S. Topel. “Timbre-Based Percussive Rhythm Classification and Retrieval”. In Proc. Of ISMIR, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2010.

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