Clifton Boyd (2016) is a Ph.D. student in music theory. Originally from West Bloomfield, MI, he holds a M.M. in music theory from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and a B.M. in viola performance and music theory from the University of Michigan. His current research interests include form in the music of Felix Mendelssohn, minimalism, Schenkerian analysis, and orchestration. In his free time he enjoys arranging music, particularly that of the band Arcade Fire, as well as listening to comedy podcasts.