Mike Morey holds a PhD in Historical Musicology and a DMA in Guitar Performance from the University of North Texas. He has given multiple conference presentations in the departments of Music History, Music Theory, American Studies, Performance, Composition, and Classics. His newest article, “Longing for a Fragment: Sappho as a Figure of Hope in Paul Sánchez’s ὁδοιπορία,” will be published in 20th- and 21st-Century Song Cycles: Analytical Pathways Toward Performance under Routledge’s “Professional Text Offerings” this spring. Morey’s primary scholarly interests include borrowing studies, improvisation, music and narrative, and the intersectionality between composition, classics, and musicology. As a performer, Morey has released four solo recordings of all original compositions and improvisations featuring the guitar in a variety of mediums. His recent projects include a book project that examines modern compositional engagement and reinterpretation of Ancient Greek Lyric in American art song as well as a forthcoming article on more recent interpretations of Gothicism in the song cycle. Additionally, his fifth solo album will be released this year and will feature recompositions of American outlaw songs and murder ballads.