"The Origins of Musical Style in Video Games, 1977-1983," in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies, edited by David Neumeyer (Oxford University Press, in press).
"Charlotte, North Carolina," "Christophe Beck," "Alexander Courage," "Don Davis," "Dennis McCarthy," "Film Music (section 8, on documentary film music)," "Disability," "Thomas Newman," "Alan Silvestri," and "Snuffy Walden," in The Grove Dictionary of American Music, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett (Oxford University Press, in press).
"Hearing the Boldly Goings: Tracking the Title Themes of the Star Trek Television Franchise, 1966-2005," in Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuned to the Future, edited by K. J. Donnelly and Philip Hayward (Routledge, 2012).
Editor of Music in the Horror Film: Listening to Fear (New York: Routledge, 2010).
"The Strange Case of Rouben Mamoulian's Sound Stew: The Uncanny Soundtrack in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)," in Music in the Horror Film: Listening to Fear, edited by Neil Lerner (New York: Routledge, 2010).
"Reading Wagner in Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips," in Wagner and Cinema, edited by Jeongwon Joe & Sander L. Gilman (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2010).
"'Things are Never Black as They Are Painted': Minstrelsy and Musical Framing in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," in Drawn to Sound: Animation Film Music and Sonicity, edited by Rebecca Coyle (London & Oakville, CT: Equinox, 2010).
"Danny Elfman: 'Funny Circus Mirrors,'" in Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview, edited by Graeme Harper, Ruth Doughty, and Jochen Eisentraut (New York & London: Continuum, 2009).
"Music," "Dark Victory," "Dr. Strangelove," "E.R.," and "Rock Hudson" in Encyclopedia of American Disability History, edited by Susan Burch (New York: Facts on File, 2009).
"Music, Race, and Paradoxes of Representation: Jubal Early's Musical Motif of Barbarism in 'Objects in Space'," in Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier, edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tanya R. Cochran (London & New York: I.B. Tauris, 2008).
Co-editor, with Joseph N. Straus, of Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music (New York: Routledge, 2006).
“The Horrors of One-Handed Pianism: Music and Disability in The Beast with Five Fingers,” in Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music, edited by Neil Lerner and Joseph N. Straus (New York: Routledge, 2006), 75-89.
“Hoop Dreams,” “The Plow That Broke the Plains,” and “The River,” in Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, edited by Ian Aitken (New York and London: Routledge, 2006).
"Aaron Copland, Norman Rockwell, and the 'Four Freedoms': The Office of War Information's Vision and Sound in The Cummington Story (1945)," in Copland and His World, edited by Carol J. Oja & Judith Tick (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2005), 351-377.
"'Look at That Big Hand Move Along': Clocks, Containment, and Music in High Noon," in South Atlantic Quarterly, 104/1 (Winter 2005), 151-173.
“Music, Musicians, and the War on Terrorism,” “Music, Civil War,” and “Music, World War I,” in Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront, edited by John P. Resch (New York: Macmillan, 2005).
“Nostalgia, Masculinist Discourse, and Authoritarianism in John Williams’s Scores for Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” in Off The Planet: Music, Sound and Science Fiction Cinema, edited by Philip Hayward (London: John Libbey, 2004), 96-108.
“Musical Texture as Cinematic Signifier: The Politics of Polyphony in Selected Documentary Film Scores,” in Film Music II, edited by Claudia Gorbman and Warren M. Sherk (Sherman Oaks, CA: Film Music Society, 2004), 1-25.
“Copland’s Music of Wide Open Spaces: Surveying the Pastoral Trope in Hollywood,” Musical Quarterly, 85/3 (Fall 2001), 477-515. [Honorable Mention, 2003 Katherine Singer Kovács Essay Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies]
“The Orchestration of Affect: The Motif of Barbarism in Breil’s The Birth of a Nation Score,” (with Jane Gaines) in The Sounds of Early Cinema, edited by Richard Abel and Rick Altman (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2001), 252-68.
“Damming Virgil Thomson’s Music for The River,” in Collecting Visible Evidence, edited by Jane M. Gaines and Michael Renov (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), 103-15.