Megan Murph is a PhD candidate in Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Kentucky with a dissertation titled “Max Neuhaus, R. Murray Schafer, and the Challenges of Noise.” She is inspired by the music and art associated with the American avant-garde with additional interests in British Progressive Rock. Megan performs vocal jazz, keyboard, mbira, and recently, Gamelan Anglunk and Korean P'ungmul. She has presented her research at the Society for American Music Conference, International Association for the Study of Popular Music-Brazil, Acadprog (Dijon, France), Society for Ethnomusicology-Midwest, American Musicological Society-South, DOPE (Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference), Boston University’s Graduate Student Conference, and Brevard College. Megan has taught Creativity and Innovation in Rock Music (MUS 222) and Introduction to Music (MUS 100). She served as student co-chair of the Society for American Music’s Student Forum and as president of UK’s FOCUS (Graduate Music Research Association).