Academic societies and other service

Editorial/Peer Review

  • Series Editor, 33-1/3 Japan, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016–Present

  • Editorial Board, Journal of the American Musicological Society, March 2019–Present

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Bloomsbury Popular Music, 2019¬–Present

  • Editorial Board, SOAS Musicology Series, Routledge, 2017–Present

  • Editorial Board, Music and Politics, 2016–Present

  • Editorial Board, Twentieth-Century Music, 2013–Present

  • Contributing Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal, 2014–Present

  • Peer review for fourteen journals, including Ethnomusicology, Latin American Music Review, Music Analysis, Yearbook for Traditional Music, Twentieth-Century Music, Popular Music.

Study groups

  • Advisory Board, International Council for Hip Hop Studies (CIPHER), 2018–2024


  • Society for Ethnomusicology:

    • Treasurer/Board Member, 2018–2020 (elected)

    • Investment Committee, 2003–2020 (appointed); Chair, 2009–2018

    • Council Member, 2010–2013 (elected)

    • Committee Member, Waterman Prize, Popular Music Section, 2015.

    • Secretary, Middle Atlantic Chapter, 2006–2007 (elected)

  • Society for Music Theory:

    • Member, Publication Awards Committee, 2020-2021, Chair, 2021 (appointed)

    • Member, Diversity Committee, 2017–2019 (appointed)

    • Member, Program Committee, annual conference, 2016 (appointed)

    • Member, Investment Committee, 2012–2015 (appointed)

  • American Musicological Society:

    • Treasurer/Board Member, 2020–2025 (appointed)

    • Member, Publications Committee, 2019–Present (appointed)

  • Finance Committee, Association for Asian Studies, 2020-Present (appointed)

  • Executive Committee, Music Department, CUNY Graduate Center, 2006–2008 (elected)

  • Board Director, Endowment Chair, Dessoff Choir, 2005–2006 (elected)

Professional affiliations

  • Society for Ethnomusicology

  • Society for Music Theory

  • Association for Asian Studies

  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music

  • Japan Association for the Study of Popular Music

Princeton University

Department of Music:

  • Departmental Representative, 2012–2013.

    • Instructor of Record, Junior Seminar, Fall 2012.

    • Author, Guide to Independent Research in Music, 2013.

    • Adviser to first JP, twelve juniors, Fall 2012.

    • Freshmen Orientation Meeting, September 10, 2012.

    • Freshmen Open House, September 11, 2012.

    • Organizer, Major Choices Event for Freshmen and Sophomores, November 28, 2012.

    • Sophomore Open House, April 6, 2013.

  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Musicology, 2010–11.

  • General examinations for Ph.D. candidates, 2009–2015.

  • Admissions, Music Ph.D. program, 2009–2015.

  • Music theory examinations for Ph.D. candidates, 2010–2015.

  • Dissertation proposal defenses, 2009–2010.

  • Examination of dissertation defenses

Colloquium organization:

  • Organizer, Colloquia Series on Nonwestern Music, Princeton Department of Music, with graduate students, Spring 2010–2015.

  • Organizer, Colloquia Series on Popular Music, Princeton Department of Music, with with graduate students, Spring 2010–2015.

Conference organization:

    • Organizer, conference, "Sonic Contestations of Nuclear Power," October 22–23, 2015. Supported by a grant from the Center for Human Values.

    • Organizer, conference, "Global Protest Music," October 24–25, 2015. Supported by a grant from the Center for Human Values.

Concert organization:

  • Organizer, World Percussion Concert Series, 2014–15.

  • Organizer, concert, Kaoru Watanabe Ensemble, November 27, 2012.

  • Primary organizer, artist's talk and concert, DJ Krush, March 25, 2011.

  • Organizer, "Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe: Conversations in Japanese Taiko," November 15, 2010.

  • Organizer, "Katachi: The Shape of Sounds in Silence," performance of Japanese taiko drums and flute with Kaoru Watanabe and Barbara Merjan, February 9, 2010.

Other departments and programs:

  • Executive Committee, Program in American Studies.

    • Associated Faculty, Department of East Asian Studies.

  • Affiliated Faculty, Program in Latin American Studies.

Student activities:

  • Faculty adviser, Princeton Tora Taiko, 2011–2015.

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