Ph.D. in Musicology, 2016
Michael Accinno received his Ph.D. in Musicology in 2016. His dissertation, “Gestures of Inclusion: Blindness, Music, and Pedagogy in Nineteenth-Century Thought,” traces the development of music education at schools for the blind in New York City, Boston, and London. Accinno has presented papers at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the Society for Disability Studies. In 2016, his article on Civil War-era organ grinders was published in the Oxford Handbook of Disability Studies (Oxford University Press).