Alanna ROPCHOCK TIERNO received her PhD in Musicology from Case Western Reserve University and teaches music history at Shenandoah University, where she is also involved with several international education initiatives. A recipient of a Fulbright grant to Germany in 2013 and a fellowship at the Herzog August Bibliothek in 2017, her publications have appeared in Early Music History, Journal of the Alamire Foundation, Notes, and Nota Bene. Her research specialty is music and liturgy, with specific interests in Central Europe, confessional identity, gender studies, and popular music.