Originally from Berkeley, California, I graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with degrees in Classics and Piano Performance and a minor in Historical Performance. I have published articles on the relation between music and visual representation in illustrated manuscripts by Felix Mendelssohn and Paul Hindemith, and on the ways the study of performance on historical keyboards can shape interpretation on the modern piano. My primary MPhil research project at Cambridge will consider the dynamic intersections between music, Classical philosophy, and the visual arts. I will investigate how 16th-century Italian composers and philosophers turned to Classical antiquity to develop a unique culture of scientific, musical, and even magical experimentation that had an enduring influence on music theory and architectural practice. I also look forward to participating in the vibrant musical community at Cambridge as a performer on harpsichord and piano.