B.A., M.A., Ph.D. in Music & Music Theory from Columbia University
Jewett Arts Center, Room 209B

Maeve Sterbenz
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Music Theory

Maeve Sterbenz is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music Theory. Before coming to Wellesley College, Maeve was a Lecturer at Columbia University, where she also completed her PhD in music theory and a Graduate Certification in Feminist Scholarship from the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Maeve’s research investigates the relationship between movement and musical experience.  She has written about ballet, modern dance, rap, and popular music videos. During the 2018-2019 academic year she served as the Scholar in Residence at the San Francisco Ballet. Maeve was awarded the Adam Krims award for her article in Music Theory Online, entitled “Music, Movement, Feminism: An Analysis of Movement-Music Interactions and the Articulation of Masculinity in Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Yonkers’ Music Video.” Her writing has also been published in the Journal for the Society of American Music, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Current Musicology.