Our Team

Project Leader

Pallas Catenella

Pallas is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, where she explores how researchers can responsibly analyze data from historical moments to generate creative, applied solutions for the technological concerns of today. After graduation, Pallas plans to move into industry as a qualitative researcher.


Project Leader

Suraj Saifullah

Suraj is currently pursuing a PhD in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, where he studies the technologies behind new media platforms and their impacts on the social, political, and economic spheres. After this year, Suraj plans to move into the alternative energy industry as a chemical engineer.


Faculty Mentor

Darren Mueller

Darren Mueller is an assistant professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music. While finishing his PhD at Duke University, he interned with Graduate Student Affairs and assisted with professional development programming and strategy across The Graduate School. This experience transformed his view on graduate education and the possibilities for current and future PhDs.


Ryan Blakeley

Ryan Blakeley is a Ph.D. in Musicology candidate at the Eastman School of Music and holds an M.A. in Music from the University of Ottawa. His doctoral research investigates how music streaming is affecting music industries, creative practices, and listening habits. After graduating, he plans to pursue work as a music journalist and editor. 


Dan Gorman

Dan is a PhD candidate in History at the College of Arts & Sciences, where he studies the history of religions (especially new religious movements) and culture in America. After graduation, he is open to both academic and non-academic careers where he can apply his research training!


Anthony LaLena

Anthony is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, where he also received his DMA in Guitar Performance in 2019. He researches the aesthetic thought behind multidisciplinary theatrical works from Spain and France in the early twentieth century, with a special focus on the reception of music by Spanish composers across the Pyrenees.


Eleanor Price

Eleanor Price is a PhD student in historical musicology at the Eastman School of Music. She holds a bachelor’s degree in flute performance and English literature, and has also worked as a co-producer of the Examining Ethics podcast and the managing editor of the Prindle Post, a nationally reaching online ethics news magazine. Her doctoral research focuses on medieval musical applications for border studies.