Emily Ruth Allen is a doctoral student in musicology at Florida State University (FSU). She also completed her Master of Music degree in Historical Musicology at FSU in April 2016. Prior to that, Allen received a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Music with Elected Studies in Specific Outside Fields (mathematics) from the University of South Alabama. Allen’s master’s thesis is about a Florida-based klezmer ensemble called the Holocaust Survivor Band. Her dissertation research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Carnival brass bands in Mobile, Alabama. In addition to being a musicologist, Allen is an active clarinet, crumhorn, and Renaissance recorder player, performing regularly throughout the Tallahassee area.