Kelli Minelli

Portrait of Kelli Minelli

Kelli Minelli is a Ph.D. candidate 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 work focuses on the relationships between singing, narrative, and agency in film, musicals, and television. Research areas include Hollywood musicals, twenty-first century opera, community singing, fan cultures, and gender studies. 

Kelli is a 2019-2020 Freedman Student Fellow through Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, and was a 2018 CWRU Fellow at the Library of Congress. She has presented her work at the Music and the Moving Image Conference, the Society for American Music, and regional and national conferences for the American Musicological Society.