Calder graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Music and Physics in 2017 and joined Columbia's Music Theory PhD Program in Fall 2018. His research interests include popular music (especially extreme and progressive metal), rhythm and meter, and transcription. He also composes and plays metal and jazz guitar. He has also recently developed a vested interest in public musicology by starting a YouTube channel, Metal Music Theory, about his research.
PhD Student in Music Theory