Kelli Minelli

Portrait of Kelli Minelli

Kelli Minelli is a Ph.D. Candidate in Historical Musicology at Case Western Reserve University.  Her dissertation is titled, “The Whole New World of Ashman and Menken: Broadway Conventions, Nostalgia, and Identity in Disney’s ‘Renaissance’ Musicals.” Her work focuses on the relationships between singing, narrative, and agency in films and musicals. Kelli was a Freedman Fellow through CWRU’s Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, and a 2018 CWRU Fellow at the Library of Congress. She has presented her work at the Society for American Music, Music and the Moving Image conference, regional and national conferences for the American Musicological Society, and is contributing a chapter for the upcoming Oxford Handbook to the Television Musical.