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Girl in Blue Music
Hi, I’m Amy, the girl behind Girl in Blue Music!
Girl in Blue Music formed in 2016, after I finished my undergraduate degree in piano performance. It was originally just a blog where I shared thoughts I had about music, and boy did I have thoughts. Little did I know that these little posts would become helpful analyses for other musicians in various stages of their own musical journeys.
Putting these analyses together showed me how much I love digging into how music works. It was this process that made me realize how passionate I am about music theory and teaching.
A few years after starting the blog, I went on to pursue a Master’s in Music Theory & Cognition at Northwestern that finished in 2020 (oof). If you’ve been around since then, you likely saw a lot of changes to the website around then, like the addition of the Music Theory Resources page and courses in music theory (that I always wish I had more time to work on!).
After some time off from academia, figuring out where I fit in the field of music theory, I returned to Northwestern to pursue the full PhD in Music Theory & Cognition. I’m currently in year 2, which means I get to be a research assistant in the cognition lab (so fun!) and help organize all the guest speakers in our colloquium series.
Now we’re all caught up! I’m currently working on projects on microtiming and meter in Disney music, intonational phonology and melody, and textsetting more broadly. Would love to chat about any and all of these things—shoot me an email any time!