Daniel John Carroll is a graduate student in musicology and philosophy and teaching assistant for the School of Music at Boston University. He received his undergraduate degree in musicology and philosophy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in August of 2011, where he was both an Undergraduate Research Assistant and Research Associate. He has presented scholarly papers at academic conferences on philosophy and music (including the College Music Society and American Musicological Society) throughout the United States and Canada. His academic work has been published in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, Phenomenological Inquiry, and several conference proceedings. Non-academic writings include articles for Pulse, the arts, entertainment, and culture section of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Moscow, Idaho and The Public Humanist. Upcoming research projects include participation with the Phenomenology Research Centerat Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the global seminar “The Aesthetics of Music and Sound: Cross-Disciplinary Interplay Between the Humanities, Technology, and Musical Practice” with the University of Southern Denmark.