Jessica Stearns ​

(University of North Texas)

Jessica Stearns is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology with a minor in art history at the University of North Texas. Jessica’s research dissertation explores Christian Wolff’s notation and its context in the milieu of the New York School. Her work has been funded by grants and fellowships from the University of North Texas, the Music Library Association, and the New York Public Library. Jessica’s research interests include music of the twentieth- and twenty-first century, American music, notation, performance spaces, and sound studies. While completing her PhD, Jessica has remained active as a saxophonist performing in experimental music groups.

Jessica Stearns sta frequentando un Dottorato di ricerca in Musicologia con specializzazione in Storia dell’arte presso l’Università del North Texas. La sua ricerca si concentra sulla notazione di Christian Wolff nel contesto della New York School, ed è finanziata dall’Università del North Texas, dalla Music Library Association e dalla New York Public Library. I suoi interessi di ricerca investono la musica del XX e del XXI secolo, la musica americana, la notazione, gli spazi performativi e i sound studies. Parallelamente all’attività musicologica, si esibisce come sassofonista in gruppi di musica sperimentale.