Julia Randel (Spring ’15) is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Dayton. Her current research focus is a book on Balanchine’s ballets as readings of Stravinsky’s music. Her work has been supported by grants from the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland, the Harvard Theatre Collection, and published in Opera Quarterly and Verdi Forum. Dr. Randel earned her Ph.D. at Harvard (Historical Musicology, 2004), with a dissertation titled “Dancing With Stravinsky: Balanchine, Agon, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, and the Language of Classical Ballet.” She also holds an MA in Musicology from the University of Georgia (1997); MM in Tuba Performance from the University of Kentucky (1996); and a BA in Literature from Yale (Magna cum laude, 1993). Before joining the faculty at the University of Dayton, she taught at Hope College, Harvard, and the University of Georgia.