Dr. Joshua Neumann

Disciplines: Digital Musicology, Performance Studies, Opera Studies



Digitale Akademie
Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 2
55131 Mainz



Academic and professional career

  • 2022 - present: Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Opera Journal (National Opera Association)
  • 2021 to present: Digital Musicologist at the Academy of Sciences and Literatur | Mainz
  • 2021 to present: Innovation Research Consultant at The EdVenture Group
  • 2018 to present: Co-Director of the Musicology Colloquium at the Vienna Summer Music Festival
  • 2018 – 2021: Lecturer at the Innovation Academy, Affiliate Faculty at the Informatics Institute at the University of Florida
  • 2017 – 2018: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Florida
  • 2017 – 2018: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology at Shenandoah University
  • 2017: Adjunct Professor of Music at Santa Fe College
  • 2016: PhD in Historical Musicology on the topic “Toward Defining Tradition: A Statistical and Network Analysis of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera;” Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities from the University of Florida
  • 2011 – 2016: PhD studies in music at the University of Florida
  • 2015 – 2016: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Florida
  • 2015: Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, Digital Musicology
  • 2012 – 2014: Humanities Teaching Fellow at the University of Florida
  • 2011 – 2012: Graduate Assistant at the University of Florida
  • 2008 – 2011: Assistant Conductor & Chorus Master at Center City Opera Theater
  • 2009 – 2011: Music Teacher and Boys Lacrosse Coach at Delaware Valley Charter High School
  • 2008 – 2009: Music Teacher at LEAP Academy University Charter High School
  • 2008: Master of Music on the topic “Performance Practices in Four Puccini Arias: Tempo Choices and Choosers” from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • 2006 – 2008: Graduate studies in music history at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • 2005 – present: freelance musician and music teacher (percussion, conducting, choral)
  • 2005: Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Gordon College
  • 2001 – 2005: Undergraduate studies in music performance at Gordon College

Main research areas

  • Vocal performance practice
  • Opera studies
  • Late 18th and 19th century musics
  • Music data and information science
  • Music and technology
  • Critical editions of Giacomo Puccini
  • Network analyses for musicology
  • Film music
  • Sociology of music
  • Philosophy of Technology

Memberships in scholarly organizations

  • American Musicological Society
  • Digital Libraries for Musicology
  • American Musicological Society, Pedagogy Study Group
  • Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory
  • International Music Society
  • Royal Musical Society
  • Association for Recorded Sound Collections

Service activities in scholarly organizations

  • 2020 – 2023: Program Committee (chair in 2023), American Musicological Society Southern Chapter
  • 2021: Panel organizer and moderator, “Teaching (Outside the Canon & Textbook) with Digital Tools & Projects,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society
  • 2018 – 2021: Committee on Technology, American Musicological Society
  • 2019: Organizing Panelist, “Digital Musicology: Dialogue, Demonstration, Demystification,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society
  • 2017 – present: Programme Committee, Digital Libraries for Musicology
  • 2016 – 2021: Digital Humanities Working Group, University of Florida
  • 2015 – 2017: Committee on Communications, American Musicological Society
  • 2013 – 2015: Committee on Membership and Professional Development, American Musicological Society


2019: American Musicological Society Thomas Hampson Award for Research and Publication in Classic Song

2015: University of Florida Graduate School Doctoral Research Fellowship

2013: United States Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Italy



“Phenomena, Poiēsis, and Performance Profiling: Creative Process Analysis in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera.” Empirical Musicology Review 12, no. 3-4 (2017): 248-268. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v12i3-4.5827

"Data Generation and Multi-Modal Analysis for Recorded Operatic Performance." Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology. New York: ACM International Conference Proceedings Series, ACM Press, 2016. 49-52.
DOI: dl.acm.org/citation.cfm

Book Chapters

"Whatever Will Be, Will Be": Gender Equality and the Music of Alfred Hitchcock's
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).” In Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age, edited by Stanley C. Pelkey and Anthony Bushard. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.


Tempo Data from Broadcast Performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera, 1961 – 2009. Dryad, Dataset. 2020. DOI: doi.org/10.5061/dryad.nk98sf7r3


In the academy