Matthew Mendez

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Matthew Mendez (2016) is a Ph.D. student in music history. He holds an A.B. in music from Harvard University, and also earned Masters degrees (with distinction) from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and University of Edinburgh. At Harvard, he won the school’s Bowdoin Prize, awarded annually for essays of high literary merit. Matt’s research interests reflect his background as a composer, and range broadly across a variety of post-1945 experimental repertoires, which he approaches through methodological frames including intellectual history and media and sound studies. He has published book chapters and journal articles on such topics as Julius Eastman, the postwar reception of Erik Satie, and Jean-François Lyotard’s musical writings. Matt is also an avid public musicologist, and was the Publications Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for the summer of 2014. He currently holds the position of Digital Music Editor at Music & Literature magazine, and remains active as a liner note writer and program annotator. Matt is thrilled to be working as a graduate student assistant at the Oral History of American Music for the 2016-17 academic year.

Program Type: 
Music History