Justin Gregg

PhD Student in Historical Musicology

Justin Gregg is a PhD student in Historical Musicology at Columbia University, where he began in 2018. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology from Georgetown University before deciding to pursue academic music as his primary field of study. He went on to complete his Master of Music in Music History and Music Theory from the University of Hartford (The Hartt School), where he wrote a thesis entitled “Dmitri Shostakovich and the ‘Mahlerian’ Scherzo.” In addition, he served as a graduate teaching fellow at Hartt, instructing non-major undergraduates in the “Introduction to Music” course. His primary research interests include the musical landscape of the Soviet Union, late Austro-German Romanticism, intersections between music and the visual arts, and music cognition.