• Ph.D. The University of Michigan
  • M.M., B.M. University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music


I began my musical studies at age five. During my middle and high school years, I lived in Brazil and continued my musical activities as the principal bassoonist of the São Paulo Municipal Youth Orchestra and the São Paulo State Youth Orchestra. I returned to the United States to attend the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. I then went to the University of Michigan for my Ph.D. My scholarly interests center on the music of the late baroque and classical periods, especially in the aspect of rhythm. I have presented papers in the United States, Brazil, and Europe.

My most recent article on the perception of bitonality is in collaboration with Psychology Professor Greta Munger.


MUS 101 Fundamentals of Music

MUS 110 Exploring Music

MUS 201 Theory I: Harmony

MUS 202 Theory II: Advanced Harmony

MUS 241 Music of Latin America

MUS 246 Music of Brazil

MUS 302 Form and Analysis

MUS 401 Senior Seminar

2008: Nationalism and Music

2002: Allusion, Borrowing, and Collage: Appropriation Techniques in Twentieth-Century Music