Kate Doyle

Kate Doyle


kate.c.doyle [at] rutgers.edu



Kate Doyle is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University-Newark. Trained in the visual arts and violin performance, she received her PhD in Musicology from Case Western Reserve University in 2018.

Dr. Doyle’s writing, research, and creative work explores music and sound in visual and performance art, particularly experimental and conceptual art practices. In the oeuvres of artists such as Yoko Ono, Hanne Darboven, Matana Roberts, and Pauline Oliveros, she examines relationships between optical and aural form, interactions of three-dimensional sound structures and two-dimensional design, and the synesthetic and sonorous imagination more broadly. Dr. Doyle has presented her work at such institutions as the University of the Arts London, Chelsea College, the Festival of Original Theater, and the Library of Congress.

In 2014 and 2016, Dr. Doyle held research fellowships at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.; during her 2016 fellowship, she collaborated with the Library to develop the archives of experimental composer, poet, artist, and inventor Lucia Dlugoszewski. Dr. Doyle’s current work includes the ongoing development of the Dlugoszewski papers as well as related scholarly and creative projects dedicated to Dlugoszewski’s music and the intersections of performance and archive curation.

Courses Taught

Dr. Doyle teaches courses in world music and experimental music, art, and performance.