Current Research Interests
Visual Arts and Music
Material Culture and Music
The evolution of music, musical style, and performance practice with the emergence of new musical instrument technologies
Orchestration and musical instruments
Alteration and modernization of instruments during historic periods
The Amati family of violin makers
Cremonese violin design
Historic units of measurement and the application of metrology to musical instruments
Instrument holding devices and Renaissance performance practice
Royal patronage of instrument makers and instruments owned by royal courts
Bassoon history and development
Film music and the use of concert music in film
"The King is in the Details: Recreating the Lost Decorations." Of Note. Metropolitan Museum of Art: August 2015.
"Deconstructing the King." The Strad, June 2015, 24-31.
"Andrea Amati: King Cello." Poster supplement to The Strad, June 2015.
The Violin-Family Designs of Andrea Amati: Reconstructing the Original Outlines of the King Cello and Propugnaculo Viola. ProQuest LLC, 2014, UMI 1561686.
"Unweaving the Rainbow." The Strad, April 2014, 42-47.
Recorder by Jan Juriaesnz van Heerde. National Music Museum: 2014. (Technical drawing)
Anonymous Viola Bow. National Music Museum: 2014. (Technical drawing)
Development of the modern bow
Bow makers of the Vuillaume shop
Music at the Court of Charles IX of France
Music at the Court of Charles IV of Spain
Tenoroon scaling and the bassoons of William Milhouse
Anatomical wood identification in musical instruments
Fifteenth and sixteenth century varnish making
History of musical instrument restoration
Historic architectural treatises