Our Team

Our Editors:

Michaela Franzen (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate in historical musicology at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include twentieth-century Russian music, music and migration, and sound studies. Her dissertation examines Sergei Prokofiev’s émigré period, rejecting former narratives of an “inevitable” Soviet return and querying the role of his Parisian context in his personal and compositional transformation, and the extent to which he found professional success in the period.

Cecilia Hiros is a 3rd-year PhD Pre-Candidate in Music Theory at the University of Michigan. Her primary area of research is the intersection of cultural disability studies and performance music theory. She is also interested in haptics research and their potential for creating inclusive music instruction. As a Cleveland native, Cecilia has earned an Associate of Arts from Cuyahoga Community College before heading off to University of Michigan for her two bachelor’s degrees in Harp Performance and Music Theory. In her free time, she enjoys riding motorcycles and playing video games.

Kelly Hoppenjans (she/her/hers) is a PhD student in musicology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on 21st century US popular music and on intersections between voice, technology, identity, and embodiment. She is also a singer-songwriter and voice teacher, and earned her master’s in commercial voice at Belmont University, where she taught voice lessons, vocal ensembles, and vocal styles classes for five years as a lecturer before pursuing her doctorate.

Yiqing (Mitty) Ma (she/her/hers/伊) is a Ph.D. candidate of Music Theory at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her research interest is in the intersections between music and language, body, performance, and gender/intersectional identities. She conducts musical, timbral, ethnographical, and computational analyses to inform her research questions. These inquiries include intersections of feminist theory, critical theory, timbre, and voice in Japanese popular music and contemporary music, as well as the global history of music theory exchanges between East Asia and the West.

Anna Rose Nelson (she/her/hers) is a lecturer in the music theory/composition division at the University of Maryland. She earned her PhD in music theory from the University of Michigan in 2023. Her research interests include music theoretical terminology, sketch studies, modernist music (particularly string quartets), grunge and psychedelic rock aesthetics and history, and critical theory. Anna also serves on the editorial board of SMT-Pod.

Faculty Advisory Board:

Griffin Candey (Tennessee Tech University)
Christi-Anne Castro (University of Michigan)
William Cheng (Dartmouth College)
Kate Galloway (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Charles Hiroshi Garrett (University of Michigan)
Sumanth Gopinath (University of Minnesota)
Nadine Hubbs (University of Michigan; primary faculty advisor)
Tamyka Jordan-Conlin (Vassar College)
Ryan Lindveit (University of Tennessee)
Olivia Lucas (Louisiana State University)
Anabel Maler (University of British Columbia)
Elizabeth McLain (Virginia Tech University)
Katherine Meizel (Bowling Green State University)
Nancy Murphy (University of Michigan)
William Robin (University of Maryland)
Amy Stillman (University of Michigan)
Cara Stroud (Michigan State University)