Princeton University
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Musicology
M.A., Music

Temple University
M.Mus., Music Theory
B.Mus., Education and Jazz Studies, Honors Program

Research Areas

Music Analysis, Continental Epistemology, Hermeneutics, Early 20-C French and American Art Music, Jazz


Dylan is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology (music theory track) at Princeton University. He also serves as the Music Theory Coordinator for the Temple University Music Preparatory, which makes high-quality music instruction accessible to Philadelphia youth.

Dylan has presented his research at institutions across the United States and abroad, including the Society for Music Theory, the Philosophy Study Group of the Royal Musical Association, IRCAM, the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, and at numerous universities. His dissertation research traces the development of topic theory during the New Musicology period in order to consider the historical tension between language and musical autonomy. Dylan's music analysis projects concern extended tonality in the music of "Les Six," as well as voice leading in hard bop.

While a student at Temple, Dylan was awarded the B. Stimson Carrow prize for music theory pedagogy and served on the executive board of THEMUS, Temple’s graduate music research organization. He also earned a teaching certification while studying classical and jazz saxophone.

As an avid woodwind specialist, Dylan has performed on saxophones, flutes, and clarinets with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, the Philly Singers, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, at the Walnut Street, Media, and Horizon Theatres, and on the PBS television show Articulate! He has studied saxophone with Dick Oatts, Matt Levy, and Frank Mazzeo, and flute with Jayn Rosenfeld.