Gareth Cordery is a doctoral student in Historical Musicology. He broadly studies genre, gender, and spectacle. In particular, Gareth focuses on the development of the étude as a gendered site for both performance and pedagogy. His research has been published in the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and has been presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. In addition, he has written regular concert reviews for The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
Gareth is a graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. He completed a joint honors thesis on the role of classical music at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition that won Middlebury’s Graybar and Catton Prizes. He is also a concert pianist, having performed several concertos with symphonies across the United States.