November 2017
Invited lecturer, Gnesin Institute of Music, Moscow, Russia. “Pochemu amerikantsy tak liubiat Shenkera (i Rimana eshche bol’she!)” (Why Americans so love Schenker [and Riemann even more!]). Gnesin-Handout, Gnesin-Talk-PPT.

March 2017
International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, Japan. “How Do I Play that A#?: Theory and Practice in English and Russian Music Encyclopedias.”

March 2017
International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, Japan. “Structural Layers in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”

February 2017
Invited speaker, colloquium series, Penn State University. “Ein russischer Ursatz, or a new Octatonicism? The Theory of Modal Rhythm in Chopin and Stravinsky.”

February 2016
“A Symposium on Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition,” Louisiana State University, February 25–27. “A Russian Fundamental Structure in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”

November 2015
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. “Ein russischer Ursatz?: Structural Layers in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”

September 2015
The Second Biennial Conference of the Russian Society for Music Theory, Moscow Conservatory, Russia, Sep. 26–29. “Pochemu amerikantsy tak liubiat Shenkera (i Rimana eshche bol’she!)” (Why Americans so love Schenker [and Riemann even more!]). Paper delivered in Russian.

June 2015
“Past the ‘-Post’: Theorizing the Post-Post-Soviet via (New) Media and Popular Culture,” University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 11–12. “Dissent in Post-‘Post-Soviet’ Russia as Expressed in Vasya Oblomov’s Parodic Narratives.”

November 2014
Russian Music Theory Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. “Introduction to Yavorsky’s Theory.”

September 2014
The Eighth European Music Analysis Conference, Leuven, Belgium. “Octatonic or Diminished?: Russian Modal Interpretations of Stravinsky’s Pitch Organization.”

June 2014
Participant in the Eastman Institute for Music Theory Pedagogy, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, June 22–27, 2014.

November 2013
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. “The Expression Parameter and the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”

October 2013
Inaugural meeting of the Russian Society for Music Theory, St. Petersburg, Russia. “Chto khoteli Babbitt i Forte? Amerikanskaia teoriia riadov v perspektive.” (What did Babbitt and Forte Want? American Set Theory in Perspective.) Paper delivered in Russian.

March 2013
Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division Workshop, “Structure and Performance of Music by Anton Webern.” Performance, Presentation, and Masterclass on Webern’s op. 11, Drei kleine Stücke, for cello and piano, March 23, 2013.

November 2012
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, held jointly with AMS and SEM, New Orleans, LA. “Examining (Dis)Unity in Rap and Problems in Music Theory.”

September 2012
International conference “Rethinking Stravinsky: Sounds and Gestures of Modernism” at Fisciano-Salerno, Campus Universitario, and Fondazione Filiberto Menna. Paper entitled “Octatonic or Diminished?: Russian Modal Interpretations of Stravinsky from an American Perspective.”

June 2012
Society for Musicology in Ireland, 10th Annual National Meeting, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland. “Hemitonicism in the Music of Anton Webern.”

April 2012
New England Conference of Music Theorists, New London, CT. “The Expression Parameter in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”

April 2012
Music Theory Society of New York State, New York, NY. “Russian Pitch-Class Set Analysis and the Music of Webern.”

October 2011
American Musicological Society, Greater New York Chapter, New York, NY. “The Parameter Complex in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”

May 2011
Music Theory Midwest, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. “A Hemitonic Approach to the Atonal Music of Anton Webern.”

July 2010
International conference “Beyond the Centres: Musical Avant-Gardes Since 1950” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Paper entitled “Nikolai Roslavets, Yuri Kholopov, and the (Post-) Soviet Conception of a Musical Avant-Garde.”

November 2008
American Musicological Society, Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. Panel entitled “Fisk University: On Black Musical Heritage, Leaders, and Legacies.” Lecture/recital on the solo cello works of Arthur Cunningham and Gary Powell Nash, two figures from the legacy of Fisk University.

April 2008
Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Meeting, Columbia University, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Reexamining Rubinstein, Serov, Stasov and the Struggle for a National Musical Identity in 19th-Century Russia.”

March 2008
Invited Guest Lecturer, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Talk entitled “Demystifying Scriabin the Mystic: a Harmonic and Theosophic Journey.”

May 2007
Participant in the College Music Society’s Summer Institute on the Pedagogies of World Music Theories, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

November 2006
AMS/SMT Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. Paper entitled “Collision in Time: Musical Changes in Reality Rap.”

October 2006
Research and Co-Chair of the National Symposium of Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Review paper proposals, correspond with all potential participants, and coordinate and chair paper-presentation sessions.

October 2005
German Society for Music Theory, Fifth Congress, Hamburg, Germany. Paper entitled “Stravinsky’s Harmony, in Context.”

April 2005
Music Theory Society of New York State, 33rd annual meeting, Baruch College, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Yuri Kholopov’s Monofunctional Sphere.”

March 2005
First international conference of the Répertoire International de Littárature Musicale (RILM), CUNY, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Russia’s New Grove: Priceless Resource or Propagandistic Rubbish?” A look at Yuri Keldysh’s six-volume Music Encyclopedia.

October 2004
Research Chair of the National Symposium of Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Review paper proposals, correspond with all potential participants, and coordinate and chair paper-presentation sessions.

June 2003
2003 CMS International Conference. University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. Paper entitled “Musical Ostinato and Its Relation to the Lyric in Reality Rap.”

October 2002
Presider and Chair at the session “What’s Happening? Music to Last a Lifetime,” at the National Symposium on Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

July 2002
12th Biennial Conference on 19th-Century Music. International Music Conference, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Paper entitled “Late Scriabin Revisited: the Seventh Sonata.”

April 2000
The Russian Avant-Garde: Past, Present, and Future. International Music Conference, the University of London, Goldsmiths College, United Kingdom. Paper entitled “American and Russian Views on Late Scriabin: Where to Turn?”