Joshua Gailey (2013) is a PhD student in Music History. Originally from Port Angeles, WA, Joshua graduated summa cum laude from the University of Washington with degrees in Music History, Trumpet Performance, and Italian Studies. His undergraduate thesis, written with the faculty support of Dr. Stephen Rumph, explored the compositional approaches of Verdi and Wagner in working with nineteenth-century operatic conventions. His current research interests include nineteenth-century opera, nineteenth- and twentieth-century symphonic music, music and politics, and hermeneutics. Joshua is also an active trumpet player, and has studied with David Gordon, Allen Vizzutti, and Justin Emerich.