Dr. Joshua Neumann earned a PhD in historical musicology and a Graduate Certificate in digital humanities at the University of Florida. His current research interests include the intersection of operatic creation, production, and consumption in the digital age, a topic on which he is currently editing a two-volume collection of essays. His other research addresses creative process analysis, applications of social network theory to music, and ethical issues in digital scholarship. His dissertation developed data-based and digitally-born methods for analyzing the evolution of performance traditions in Puccini's Turandot at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
He has presented at conferences of the Performance Studies Network, the International Musicological Society, and the 1st Transnational Opera Studies Conference, as well as at numerous conferences and unconferences in musicology and the digital humanities. Forthcoming publications include an essay on temporal-textual emphasis analysis and another developing empirical models of performance tradition. He has published on digital data generation and multi-modal analysis for restricted archival items, and contributed a chapter on music and gender roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 version of The Man Who Knew Too Much.
Neumann has served on various committees within the American Musicological Society and UF's College of the Arts, in addition to reviewing grants for the US Department of Education. Previously, he was a high school music teacher in Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, and has also worked in opera administration, conducting, and directing. He holds a M.M. in music history from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a B.M. in percussion performance from Gordon College, in Massachusetts.