Michael M. Kennedy

Michael M. Kennedy is a PhD student in musicology at the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Masters degree in music history in 2014. Recently he has served as an adjunct instructor at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music. His research focuses on American popular music, musical theater, and film music, while also considering these genres’ societal and political contexts. Currently he is preparing a dissertation that examines post-1970s musical theater orchestrations by investigating aesthetic, technological, business, and legal factors that contributed to the stylistic pluralism of Broadway’s postmodern era.