Nicholas Stevens is a musicologist and music journalist whose primary interests span the past century in Western art and popular music. He has lectured in music history at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2017, and in musicological research methods at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He specializes in modernism, minimalism, multimedia forms, and popular music, with additional interests in literary and media theory, sound and performance studies, and Romanticism from Berlioz to Berg. His current research and writing projects involve hybridizing interactions between contemporary opera and other genres and media, such as reality TV, immersive theatre, video diaries, film, and the book. This research has yielded several talks, delivered at regional, national, and overseas conferences; an ongoing monograph project, currently under consideration for publication; and a number of in-progress journal articles.