Kelli Minelli is a second year Ph.D. student in Historical Musicology at Case Western Reserve University. She holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of New Hampshire (2017), where she graduated summa cum laude. Her research deals with voice, gender, and agency in film music, as well as a particular focus on the composer Bernard Herrmann and his 1951 opera, Wuthering Heights. Her work on Wuthering Heights was presented in the Keith Polk Lecture Series at UNH, and granted her a Phi Beta Kappa Award of Excellence in 2016.
Recent projects involve work on singing and its narrative influence in films, including a paper on Swiss Army Man, which she presented at the 2018 Music and the Moving Image Conference. She also works on twenty-first century opera, with an emphasis on gender studies, as well as depictions of authenticity and identity in contemporary popular music.