Samuel N. Dorf is a second year PhD student in Musicology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He received his B.A. and B.Mus in Music History and Literature from Boston University, and his M.A. in Musicology from Tufts University. His dissertation will examine the reception of representations of ancient Greece in fin-de-siècle French music and dance culture. He is also pursuing research projects in film music (particularly in the films of Federico Fellini), music and the idea of the pornographic, and the role of music in the institutional culture of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1960s and 1970s.
Christine Lee Gengaro recently received her Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Music History at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gengaro teaches music appreciation, research methods, theory, and music education at the University of Southern California, Pasadena City College, and Los Angeles City College. Dr. Gengaro has presented papers at the UC Santa Barbara Popular Music Conference and Graduate symposia in Musicology. She has recently published an article on music in the novels of Anthony Burgess in the Anthony Burgess Newsletter and is currently awaiting the publication of articles she presented at symposia in France, England, and Salem, Massachusetts. Dr. Gengaro served as Editorial Assistant to the Editor of the Journal of the American Musicological Society from 2004-2005. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Kappa Lambda, Dr. Gengaro has won awards for music and Latin, and she received the Lois Bailey Glenn Award for Teaching Excellence from the National Music Foundation in 2005. Dr. Gengaro received a Masters Degree in Voice from Hunter College in 1997. Her main areas of research are film music and music in popular culture.
Andrea Moore is an M.A. student in the department of Music History and Literature at the University of Southern California. With a background as a performer and concert presenter, Andrea has consistently been an advocate for both 20th century repertoire and for young composers. Andrea was the recipient of the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County's Individual Artist Project Grant in 2003 for her concert series, barmusic. Called "a much-needed champion of modern classical music" (Houston Chronicle), Andrea presented a range of modern and contemporary music to barmusic's audience. Andrea is graduate of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and continued her performance studies with The Percussion Group Cincinnati. Before entering USC in the fall of 2005, Andrea was Artistic Administrator for Da Camera of Houston, a chamber music and jazz presenter, as well as the outreach director, planning all outreach concerts and creating partnerships and residencies with community organizations and artists.
Reflecting her interest in cross-genre performance, Andrea served two terms on the Artist Board at Diverseworks Art and Performance Space in Houston. She also created scores for theater and dance, including "The Crucible" at the Alley Theater and "Herland" at Texas Weekend of Contemporary Dance, for which she and her collaborators received a New Forms Regional Initiative Grant. Andrea has collaborated with composer/sound designer John Gromada on his scores for "The Greeks" at the Alley Theater and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Baltimore's CenterStage, and was for many years a modern dance accompanist for the Houston Ballet Academy.