As the Accessions Coordinator for RILM abstracts of music literature with full text (RAFT), Rachael Brungard manages the Data Acquisition, Quality Control, and Rafter teams, ensuring that Full Text accurately reflects the original print or digital content for RILM's users. Before her involvement with RAFT, Rachael worked as a RILM Assistant Editor. She accessed in English and German, created starter abstracts as needed, and provided basic indexing for literature related to popular music, organs, music theory, and jazz.
Rachael was a doctoral student in historical musicology at the City University of New York. She was a Fellow at the H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music, Managing Editor of the American Music Review, and a Student Representative for the GNY chapter of AMS. After earning her B.A. and graduating with Honors in Musicology from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2005, she received her M.A. in musicology from Queens College in 2008. At Oberlin, she was awarded the James H. Hall Prize in Music History.