Velia Ivanova

PhD Student in Historical Musicology

Velia Ivanova is a PhD student in Historical Musicology with research interests focused on critical theory, aesthetics, and twentieth century music. She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts in Musicology from the University of Ottawa, where her thesis “Twelve-Tone Identity: Adorno Reading Schoenberg through Kant” sought to compare Adorno’s commentaries on Schoenberg and Kant and to relate this comparison to a critique of the transactional nature of the production and reception of ideas. In the past, her research has been supported by the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship.