Caitlin Schmid is a musicologist specializing in the politics of 1960s experimental music and performance art. She received her MA in Music History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently completing her PhD in Historical Musicology at Harvard University. Schmid has given presentations on her research at regional and national conferences; her paper at the 2018 American Musicological Society Conference was awarded the Paul A. Pisk Prize. Her public facing work includes blog posts for NewMusicBox and Musicology Now, as well as invited lectures at the Harvard Art Museum and the ICA. In 2016, Schmid received the Harvard University Music Department’s Oscar S. Schafer Award for Excellence in Teaching.