Maximillian Myers Schmeder

 Max Schmeder was born and raised in the SF Bay Area. He studied harpsichord performance practice under Linda Burman-Hall at UC Santa Cruz. In 2014 he received a PhD in Musicology (concentration Music Theory) from Columbia. His dissertation on Beethoven's 'Diabelli' Variations, Op. 120 proposes that each movement comprises a miniature Hegelian Dialectic. He is currently a doctoral student in the History of Science program at UC Berkeley, studying the politics of specific pleasurable sensations, including major- and minor-7th chords. Degrees:Ph.D., Musicology (concentration Music Theory), Columbia UniversityM.Phil., Musicology, Columbia UniversityM.A., Music (Performance Practice), UCSCB.A., Mathematics, History, and Music, UCSC 

Columbia Degrees: 
MPhil, Music Theory
PhD, Music Theory
Degrees from Other Institutions: 
Mathematics, History and Music
UC Santa Cruz
Music Performance Practice
UC Santa Cruz