- Ph.D., Music Theory, The Graduate Center, CUNY, September 2021
- M.A., Music Theory, McGill University, 2016
- B.Mus., University of Ottawa, 2014
Michèle Duguay (she/her) is assistant professor of music in music theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
In September 2021, Duguay will earn a doctorate in music theory from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also completed a Certificate Program in Women’s Studies. She researches vocal performance, virtual space, and gendered meanings in popular music.
Her dissertation, “Gendering the Virtual Space: Sonic Femininities and Masculinities in Contemporary Top-40 Music,” was awarded the SMT-40 dissertation fellowship from the Society for Music Theory.
Duguay’s recent article in Theory and Practice models the pianist’s embodied experience of physical balance in contemporary piano music.
Duguay has taught music theory at The City College of New York and Lehman College, and is cofounder of the Engaged Music Theory Working Group, which encourages music scholars to engage directly with issues of cultural politics—race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, intersectionality, decolonization, and disability—in their research and teaching.