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Nathan Reeves

BM Furman University
MM University of Tennessee

Nathan Reeves is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Music Studies at Northwestern University. Originally from South Carolina, he earned a BM in Vocal Performance from Furman University and an MM in Musicology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Reeves specializes in popular music and vernacular culture in early modern southern Italy, with complementary expertise in Mediterranean studies, social history, and ethnomusicology. His dissertation project draws on extensive archival research to investigate how urban reforms of Naples during the Spanish occupation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries impacted patterns of musical life among this port city’s diverse lower classes. Reeves’ work has been supported by the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities at the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples and the Renaissance Society of America. He has taught introductory courses in western art music, ethnomusicology, and music research, as well as on topics in urban studies and American music.