President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
Matt Brounley, Music History and Theory
Dissertation Title: That Sound in Your Head: Guitar Tone and Entrepreneurial Values
Matt Brounley is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Music History and Theory. His dissertation combines approaches from ethnomusicology, music theory, and sound studies to investigate how guitar sounds have been packaged, sold, and valued through the 20th and 21st centuries. Part of his dissertation draws from his career in musical instrument sales.