List of Publications



Anthology to Accompany Gateways to Understanding Music. Edited by Samuel N. Dorf, Heather MacLachlan and Julia Randel. New York: Routledge 2021.

Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. [Reviews: Campbell Shiflett, in Notes 76, no. 3 (March 2020): 433-436, here; Chantal Frankenbach, in Notes 77, no. 2 (December 2020): 299-302,  here; Christophe Corbier, in Revue de Musicologie 106, no. 2 (September 2020): 501-503, here; Rachana Vajjhala, in Journal of the American Musicological Society 73, no. 3 (Fall 2020): 785-790, here; Sylvain Perrot, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review BMCR 2020.11.42.  here; George Sampatakakis, in Dance Research 39, no. 1 (2021): 140-141; and by Alexander K. Rothe on his blog, here]

“Staging Antiquity.” guest introduced and edited, Opera Quarterly 29, no. 2 (Spring 2013).


“Transcribing Rites: Music History and Revisionist Narratives.” In The Cambridge Companion to The Rite of Spring. Edited by Davinia Caddy. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [Under Review]

Mary Simonson and Samuel N. Dorf. “Guest Editor’s Introduction: The Ballets Russes in North America.” American Music 39, no. 4 (2021): 399-408.

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in America’s Midwest.” American Music 39, no. 4 (2021): 409-427.

“The Ballets Russes and the Greek Dance in Paris: Nijinsky’s Faune, Fantasies of the Past, and the Dance of the Future.” In The Art of Dancing Stories in Antiquity and Beyond, edited by Laura Gianvittorio and Karin Schlapbach. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2021, pp. 284-299.

“Ancient Mesopotamian Music, the Politics of Reconstruction, and Extreme Early Music,” Open Access Musicology 1 (2020): 31-59.

“How to Talk about Opera at a Time of Crisis,” Naxos Musicology International, Naxos Music Library, 4 April 2020, Invited Opinion Piece.

“Listening in Hard Times: Music for Struggle and Solace.” #J18 Teach.Organize.Resist. (Published by the Institute on Inequality at UCLA Luskin, 2017), 96-103. [view here]

“Erik Satie’s Socrate (1918), Myths of Marsyas, and un style dépouillé.” Current Musicology 98 (2014): 95-119. [view here]

“Ballet Suédois, 1920-1925.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Taylor and Francis, 16 October 2016, Also published in Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernist Dance. Edited by Allana Lindgren, Lynn Garafola, Susan Manning, et al. London and New York: Routledge, 2020. [Accepted]

“Eva Palmer-Sikelianos Dances Aeschylus: The Politics of Historical Reenactment When Staging the Rites of the Past.” Choros: International Dance Journal 5 (Spring 2016): 1-11. Also published in Dancing Dialogue, edited by Katia Savrami, vol. 1 (Athens, Greece: DIAN Press, 2019), 113-129.

“Satie, Erik Alfred Leslie (1866-1925).” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Taylor and Francis, 9 May 2016,

“The Classroom and Public Musicology,” Musicology Now, Official Blog of the American Musicological Society, 16 December 2015,

“Eroticizing Antiquity: Madame Mariquita, Régina Badet and the Dance of the Exotic Greeks from Stage to Popular Press.” In Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture. Edited by Hyunseon Lee and Naomi Segal. Bern, Oxford, and New York: Peter Lang, 2015.

 “Maurice Emmanuel and Atossa’s Dream: Yoking Music and Dance, Antiquity and Modernity in the Opera Salamine (1929).” Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique 13, no. 1-2 (2012): 27-34.

“Dancing Greek Antiquity in Public and Private: Isadora Duncan’s Early Patronage in Paris.” Dance Research Journal 44, no. 1 (2012): 2-27.

“Seeing Sappho in Paris: Operatic and Choreographic Adaptations of Sapphic Lives and Myths.” Music and Art: International Journal for Music Iconography 38 (2009): 289-308.

“‘Greek’ Desires in Paris: Isadora Duncan Dances Antiquity in the Lesbian Salon.” Proceedings of the Society of Dance History Scholars, Thirty-First Annual Conference, Le centre national de la danse, Pantin, France. (2007): 48-53.

Étrange n’est-ce pas? The Princesse Edmond de Polignac, Erik Satie’s Socrate, and a Lesbian Aesthetic of Music?” French Literature Series 34 (2007): 87-99.

“Film as Multimedia and Performance: Analyzing Dada Film Music and Erik Satie’s Cinéma.” Resonances: An Interdisciplinary Music Journal 3 (Spring 2006): <;.


Book review of Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins, by Artemis Leontis (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2020), [view here]

Book review of Nijinsky’s Bloomsbury Ballet: Reconstruction of the Dance & Design for Jeux, by Millicent Hodson (Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2010) and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella: A Facsimile of the Sources and Sketches, by Maureen A. Carr (Middletown, WI: A-R Editions, 2008), in The Journal of the American Musicological Society 65, no. 1 (Spring, 2012): 276-288.

Book review of Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism, by Mary E. Davis (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006), in Contemporary French Civilizations 33, no. 1 (2009): 251-255.

Works In Preparation


Extreme!!! Early Music: Performing Antiquity Today. Monograph on the performance of ancient music today. [In Preparation]

The Routledge Companion to Choreomusicology: Dialogues in Music and Dance. Edited Collection on Music and Dance, co-edited with Simon Morrison and Helen Julia Minors. Routledge [2022]. [Under Contract]