Amusicology is proud to announce that it now has a 100% Ph.D.-vetted editorial board! I think I speak for the whole amusicology community when I extend my congratulations to my friend and colleague, the inimitable Ryan Raul Bañagale, for receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard today.
Ryan’s dissertation is awesome. I can say that because I have actually read the whole thing! It raises issues of highbrow-vs-lowbrow, anxieties of influence, and canon formation in the larger orbit of Rhapsody in Blue. Also, it has some dazzlingly multicolored charts, so you shouldn’t settle for the monochromatic version you can download from UMI.
Ryan’s graduation also marks the beginning of national hegemony for Amusicology, as he prepares to move out to Colorado in the fall. This makes me sad, since amusicology planning meetings will now have to take place over skype, but happy to have offices in multiple time zones.
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