About the Development Team

Current Members

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Founding Member

Samuel Teeple is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the Graduate Center, CUNY and co-founder of the GC Music Teaching Hub. His dissertation examines the role of Jewish Berlin in the musical formation of Germanness at the turn of the nineteenth century. Samuel is currently a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at Lehman College and an adjunct instructor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. You can find him on Twitter or contact him at

Headshot of Miranda Fedock, with brown dirt path and green bushes in the background
Founding Member

Miranda Fedock is an PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the GC, co-founder of the GC Music Teaching Hub, and a former fellow at the GC’s Teaching and Learning Center. Miranda has taught world music survey courses at City College and Borough of Manhattan Community College. She currently serves as Program Coordinator at the CUNY Humanities Alliance. Her dissertation research explores intersections of applied ethnomusicology, immigrant arts non-profit organizations, and social justice. Contact her at

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Madison Schindele is a PhD candidate in musicology at the Graduate Center where she is also pursuing a certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Her research centers on disability in opera, specifically, representations of infertility in German operas of the early 20th century. Madison is an adjunct lecturer at Queens College, teaching non-major introduction to music coursework. Contact her at

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Jong Song is a PhD student in music theory at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Jong is currently teaching a non-major introduction to music course at Queens College. His research interests include spatial effects in audio mixing, musical topic and genre in popular music, and form and harmony in the music of Astor Piazzolla. Contact him at

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Erin Johnston is a doctoral candidate in music theory at the Graduate Center and a Graduate Fellow at the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development. She has taught Aural Skills IV, Harmony of Popular Music I, Popular Music Ear Training I and II, and Music Theory Fundamentals at City College of New York, and Musicianship 1 and 2 at McGill University. Erin’s dissertation examines the influence of vocal music and voicality in Mahler’s early symphonies. Contact her at

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Founding Member

Evangeline Athanasiou is a PhD student in musicology and currently teaches a non-major Western art music survey at Hunter College. Her dissertation research focuses on the relationship between Southern American rural musical practices and Northern influences at the turn of the 20th century. Other research interests include vocal practices of the 18th and 20th centuries, innovative pedagogical techniques, and the relationship between text and music. Contact her at

Past Members

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Founding Member

Stephen Gomez is a doctoral candidate in music theory at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Stephen has taught music appreciation, sight singing, dictation, and music theory courses at Queens College and Hunter College. His two primary research interests are rhythm and meter in the keyboard music of Franz Schubert and form in hip-hop music, the latter of which is the topic of Stephen’s dissertation. You can explore Stephen’s website at, or contact him at