Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong is a PhD candidate at the Eastman School of Music. He completed his master’s degrees in musicology and piano performance at Michigan State University, where he submitted a thesis on the historiography of Franz Liszt’s piano music. He has presented papers at AMS chapter meetings as well as the AMS-SMT national meeting in Vancouver (2016); a conference on “The European Salon: Nineteenth-Century Salonmusik” at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth; the North American Conference on Video Game Music (2018, 2016, 2015); and the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (2015). He was also an invited speaker at a symposium on “Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability” at Misericordia University (2016). He has published two articles, the first in the Journal of the American Liszt Society (2015) and the second in Women & Music (2017). An avid pianist and rock keyboardist, he has performed throughout his native Michigan and in Italy. His research interests include 19th-century Italian opera, British literature, and virtuosity. He holds a Sproull Fellowship.