Member Profiles – old

Executive CommitteeAll Members
M. Jennifer Bloxam, President
boxam-m-jennifer-bloxam-headshot-smallEmail: jbloxam@williams.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Williams College
Denominational Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Research Areas: Medieval Sacred Music, Renaissance Sacred Music, Catholic Ritual, Mass, Motet, Polytextuality, Du Fay, Obrecht, Exegesis in Music, Sacred Storytelling in Music
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Mark Peters, Vice President, Newsletter Editor
Email: mark.peters@trnty.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Trinity Christian College
Denominational Affiliation: Lutheran
Research Areas: Bach, eighteenth-century, sacred, vocal, liturgy, poetry, cantata, Magnificat, U2
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Tim Steele, Secretary

SCSM president, 2007-08; secretary, 2011-present. Early music performer (viola da gamba, recorder) and ensemble director.
Email: ths3@calvin.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Calvin College
Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian
Research Areas: psalms, motet, Reformed Church, Genevan Psalmody, Calvinism, Kodaly
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Zig Reichwald, Treasurer
Email: zigwald@mac.com
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Converse College
Research Areas: Felix Mendelssohn

 

 


John Paul Ito, Member at Large
Email: itojp@cmu.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University
Denominational Affiliation: Anglican
Research Areas: theologically informed methodology and epistemology; cognitive linguistics; Colin Gunton; Michael Polanyi; style history; Bach; cognitive philology of music; theological hermeneutics
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Michael O’Conner, Member at Large
Email: michael.oconnor@utoronto.ca
Academic Affiliation: faculty, University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College
Denominational Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Research Areas: Liturgy, Early Modern Europe, Music and Ethics
Additional Information: I moderate, and invite submissions from SCSM members to, a multi-authored blog https://musictheologyjustice.wordpress.com/


Joshua Waggener, Member at Large
Email: jwaggener@sebts.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Denominational Affiliation: Baptist
Research Areas: Theology of Worship, Aesthetics, The Sublime, History of Christian Worship, Musical Styles for Worship, Psalm Settings, Hymnody
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Megan Francisco, Graduate Student Representative
Email: meganhfrancisco@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Musicology Ph.D. Student (’20), University of Washington
Dissertation Title: “Mahler’s Third Symphony and the Languages of Transcendence”
Research Areas: Mahler, Sacred Symphonies
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Adam Perez, webmaestro
Email: adam.adrian.perez@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Liturgical Studies Th.D. student (’21), Duke Divinity School
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church
Research Areas: American Evangelical worship, Contemporary Worship, Hillsong, 20th-century Hymnology in N.A., Global Music
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Michael Anderson
Email: manderson@esm.rochester.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Eastman School of Music
Denominational Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Research Areas: Early Music, Private Devotion
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Samantha Arten
Email: samantha.arten@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Musicology, Ph.D. Student (’17), Duke University
Denominational Affiliation: Episcopal
Dissertation Title: “The Whole Booke of Psalmes, Protestant Ideology, and Musical Literacy in Elizabethan England”
Research Areas: Reformation, theologies of music, congregational song, early music printing, musical amateurs


Martha Brundage
Email: martha.h.brundage@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Theology Ph.D. Student (’20), Boston University School of Theology
Research Areas: theological aesthetics, congregational singing, Reformation, Medieval theology, Augustine, Bonaventure, Bach, Beethoven
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Emilie Coakley
Email: emiliecoakley@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Ethnomusicology Ph.D. Student (’20), University of Pittsburgh
Denominational Affliliation: Roman Catholic
Research Areas: Music and Identity; Indonesia; Congregational Music; Sound Studies
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Richard Gard
Email: richard.gard@yale.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Yale School of Music
Denominational Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Research Areas: Catholic congregational singing, online hymnal, freeshare music, www.cloudhymnal.org
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Ellen George
Email: ellenogeorge@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: faculty, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Denominational Affiliation: Interdenominational
Research Areas: 19th & 20th century American; Stravinsky Choral Sacred
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Maeve Louise Heaney
Email: Maeve.Heaney@acu.edu.au
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Australian Catholic University
Denominational Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Research Areas: Theological Aesthetics; Theopoetics; Lonergan; spirituality; Ascension theology;
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David Heetderks
Email: dheetder@oberlin.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Oberlin Conservatory
Denominational Affiliation: Episcopal / post-Evangelical
Research Areas: depiction of faith in rock and popular music, Poulenc’s sacred music
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Bo kyung Blenda Im
Email: bim0924@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Ethnomusicology Ph.D. Student (’18), University of Pennsylvania
Denominational Affiliation: Christian
Dissertation Title: (tentative:) “Worship in the In-Between: Christian Musical Bodies in the Korean/American Transnation”
Research Areas: Korea, gospel, race and ethnicity, popular culture, globalization, transnationalism, modernity


Aaron James
Email: hauptwerk@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: faculty, University of Rochester
Denominational Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Research Areas: Renaissance, motet, exegesis, Reformation, printing
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Randolph Johnson
Email: randolph.johnson@okbu.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Oklahoma Baptist University
Denominational Affiliation: Baptist
Research Areas: integration of faith and music theory pedagogy; temporality; musical paradigms for learning; silence
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Alexander Lingas
Email: alexander.lingas.1@city.ac.uk
Academic Affiliation: faculty, City University of London
Denominational Affiliation: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Research Areas: Eastern Orthodoxy, Russian Choral Music, Byzantine Chant
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Christopher Little
Email: chris.little@uky.edu
Academic Affiliation: Independent Scholar (PhD, Musicology)
Denominational Affiliation: Anglican
Research Areas: England, Romantic, English Musical Renaissance, Bantock, Bax, Havergal Brian
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Allen Lott
Email: rlott@swbts.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, School of Church Music, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Research Areas: American hymnody, Brahms Requiem
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Michelle Louer
Email: mlouer@secondchurch.org
Academic Affiliation: Independent Scholar, (DM Choral Conducting, Indiana University)
Denominational Affiliation: PC(USA)
Research Areas: Bach; Music in Liturgy
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Olivia Mather
Email: ocmather@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Independent Scholar (PhD, Musicology, UCLA)
Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in America
Research Areas: American popular music, Hildegard; contemporary Christian music; contemporary worship music; bluegrass; country music
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Peter Mercer-Taylor
Email: merce011@umn.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, University of Minnesota
Research Areas: Hymnody
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Megan Meyers
Email: meganbrianmeyers@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Fuller Theological Seminary
Denominational Affiliation: Covenant Church
Research Areas: Ethnomusicology, Africa, Urban, Contextualization, Discipleship
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Renee Norris
Email: norris@lvc.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Lebanon Valley College
Denominational Affiliation: Anabaptist
Research Areas: blackface minstrelsy
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John-Bede Pauley
Email: jpauley@csbsju.edu
Academic Affiliation: Independent Scholar
Denominational Affiliation: Catholic, Benedictine monk and a member of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
Research Areas: 20th-Century British Music, Silence and Music, Theology and Music, Catholic, Anglican, Silence, Britten, Howells
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Katherine Rick
Email: krick@hillsdale.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Hillsdale College
Denominational Affiliation: Anglican
Research Areas: Sacred Music, Russian classical music, Rachmaninoff, Bach, organ music, Anglican sacred choral music;
Additional Information: Interest in curriculum development for an emerging sacred music program at my college
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Christopher Rios
Email: crios4@nd.edu
Academic Affiliation: Systematic Theology Ph.D. student (’21), University of Notre Dame
Denominational Affiliation: Eastern Catholic
Research Areas: theological aesthetics, phenomenology, philosophy of music, aesthetics of music, 20th-century French Catholic thought
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Jacob Sensenig
Email: Jacob_Sensenig@baylor.edu
Academic Affiliation: Ph.D. student (’18), Baylor University
Denominational Affiliation: Baptist
Research Areas: Southern Gospel, Gaither, Practical Theology, Congregational Song
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Andrew Shenton
Email: shenton@bu.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Boston University
Research Areas: music and transcendence, higher education, Messiaen, Part, performance practice, contemporary music
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Glenn Stallsmith
Email: grstallsmith@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: student, Duke Divinity School, MDiv (’17); Bethel University, M.A. in Ethnomusicology
Denominational Affiliation: United Methodist
Research Areas: ethnomusicology, ethnodoxology, contemporary worship, Philippines
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Chelle Stearns
Email: cstearns@theseattleschool.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
Denominational Affiliation: Christian
Research Areas: Schoenberg, Schopenhauer, Theology, Trinity, Unity, Bach, Music & Theology, MacMillan
Additional Information: I’m very interested in music and the arts as theological and philosophical language. My current research focuses on the language and purpose of lament. Connected to this is the intersection between theology and trauma studies, or how the body responds to and processes trauma.
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Emily Thelen
Email: ecsnow@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Independent Scholar, Musicology Ph.D. (Princeton University)
Denominational Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Research Areas: Marian devotion, confraternities, chant, polyphony, organ, early music revivals, hagiography, Alamire, Low Countries, Seven Sorrows


Jennifer Thomas
Email: jthomas@arts.ufl.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, University of Florida
Denominational Affiliation: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Research Areas: Renaissance sacred polyphony; musical exegesis; motet
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Alexis VanZalen
Email: alexis.a.vanzalen@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: graduate student, Eastman School of Music (’19)
Denominational Affiliation: Reformed Church of America
Research Areas: French baroque organ music, Counter Reformation
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Joel West
Email: anglican@joelwest.org
Academic Affiliation: graduate student, Cranmer Theological House (’18)
Denominational Affiliation: Anglican
Research Areas: hymnody, hymnals, liturgical worship, Anglicanism, Neale
Additional Information: Current program is mapping the evolution of 19th and 20th century Protestant hymnals in the U.S. and U.K.


Rosemary Williams
Email: rosemary.williams73@gmail.com
Academic Affiliation: Music and Religion undergraduate student (’17), James Madison University
Denominational Affiliation: Anglican
Research Areas: Liturgical music, Anglican chant, plainchant, Palestrina, Contemporary music, Instrumental music
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Benita Wolters-Fredlund
Email: bw24@calvin.edu
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Calvin College
Research Areas: Music and Politics
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Bennett Zon
Email: bennett.zon@durham.ac.uk
Academic Affiliation: faculty, Durham University
Research Areas: Nineteenth-Century, theology, science, Catholicism, Anglicanism, Evolution, Victorian Culture, British
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