BMus with Honours, MSt: Musicology (Master’s in Studies)
Mariana Da Silva Gabriel (She/Her) is a
musicology PhD student at the University of California, Davis.
Originally from Portugal, Mariana moved to the United Kingdom at
the age of 6. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cardiff
University and her Master’s from the University of Oxford.
Her research interests are in the interplay between music
and politics under authoritarian regimes, and music-making as a
societal response to those regimes.
Sarah Miller is a Ph.D. student in musicology at the University
of California, Davis. She received her Master of Music in voice
and her Master of Arts in musicology at Butler University in
Indianapolis, Indiana. Her research interests include
eighteenth-century opera, gender, sexuality, cross-dressed
performance, and taiko. Over the summers, Sarah enjoys teaching
voice and general musicianship skills to elementary aged students
with UC Davis Youth Programs Summer Camps.
Tracy Monaghan (she/her) is a PhD student in
musicology whose work focuses on issues of race, gender, and
musical appropriation in 20th- and 21st-century opera. She is a
soprano and an avid performer of new music, favoring extended
vocal techniques. Tracy also works to dismantle food insecurity
in her communities. She is currently based in the Bay Area of
Leanny Muñoz is a PhD candidate in
Musicology. She received her Master of Music from Louisiana State
University; there she completed her master’s thesis, “Homenajes:
Finding Spanish Identity in Falla’s Orchestral Suite.” She
completed a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration
in Fine and Performing Arts and a minor in Music Performance at
the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University
Ryan Nason is a PhD candidate in musicology whose dissertation is
on music and nostalgia in Disneyland. He holds two master’s
degrees from the University of Oregon, one in musicology (2018)
and the other in Jazz Studies: Trumpet Performance (2016). This
is Nason’s second time at UC Davis, as he completed his
undergraduate degree in music history, theory, and
ethnomusicology in 2014. When not in Disneyland or writing
about music, Nason is a competitive water-skier and coach.