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Biographies and books
Note we did our best to locate books written by speakers, due to space only 2 book per author is listed. We apologize for any admissions. Please contact Zoe Rath with any changes.
Musicologists Biographies and Selected Publications
Unsung: A History of Women in American Music is a non-fiction book written by Christina Ammer about the subject of women in music and was first published in 1980 with a second edition published in 2001. The book covers approximately 200 years of American women's involvement in music. Unsung has become a "standard text" for the subject of American women in music.
Naomi André is Associate Professor in Women’s Studies, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Associate Director for Faculty at the Residential College at the University of Michigan. She received her BA in music from Barnard College and MA and PhD in musicology from Harvard University. Her research focuses on opera and issues surrounding gender, voice, and race.
Black Opera by
Call Number: ML1700 .A53 2018 (currently on display)
Publication Date: 2018-05-04
Blackness in Opera by
Call Number: ML1700 .B53 2012 (currently on display)
Publication Date: 2012-02-23
Gwynne Kuhner Brown
Gwynne Kuhner Brown is Professor of Music History and Music Theory at the University of Puget Sound. She is a musicologist, pianist, and mbira player with a special passion for American concert music of the 20th century.
She is near completion of a book on the life and works of William Levi Dawson (1899-1990): famed director of the Tuskegee Institute Choir, creator of widely admired arrangements of religious folk songs such as "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel" and "Balm in Gilead," and composer of the unjustly obscure Negro Folk Symphony
Camille Colatosti is currently Provost at Interlochen Center for the Arts, before this she served as the founding Dean of The Berklee College of Music Graduate Studies program, and led the development of curriculum, policies, programs, and processes for master's education at the Boston campus and the campus in Valencia, Spain. This includes faculty recruitment and development, as well as development of academic and student support structures. Through her work as head of institutional research and assessment, she also directed the institution's accreditation work with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and led the institution's most successful re-accreditation to date in 2013 as well as the merger between Berklee and the Boston Conservatory.
To Be an Artist by
Call Number: BF408 .C65 2012 (Currently on Display)
Publication Date: 2011-12-16
Jeanine Cowen, Berklee Professor in Film Scoring. In addition to teaching, Jeanine Cowen works actively as a freelance composer, music producer, and sound designer. She has received critical acclaim for her studio, television, independent, and interactive projects, which focus primarily on the intersections of music and visual medias. Cowen trained at Northwestern University as a classical percussionist and graduated from Berklee with a dual degree in film scoring and music production and engineering.
Liane Curtis (Ph.D. Musicology) is President of The Rebecca Clarke Society, Inc., and Women's Philharmonic Advocacy; and Resident Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University. The collection she edited, A Rebecca Clarke Reader (2004), is the first book on this increasingly recognized composer. She has taught at institutions including Wellesley College, Harvard, Ohio State University, and Brandeis.
Beth Denisch is Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music and active in the Feminist Theory and Music organization. Beth Denisch’s music has been performed throughout the US and in Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Greece, Finland, Ukraine, Russia, China, and Thailand and recorded by Juxtab, Albany, and Interval record labels. Grants and awards include ASCAP, Meet The Composer, The PatsyLu Fund, American Composers Forum and the American Music Center.
Speakers Biographies and Selected Publications
Susan C. Cook
Pamela O. Hamel/Music Board of Advisors Director of the School of Music, is a professor of musicology and was formerly the academic associate dean for the Arts and Humanities in the Graduate School. She also held the Walt Whitman Chair in American Culture Studies as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Program in the Netherlands.
Cecilia Reclaimed by
Call Number: (Currently on Display) ML82 .C42 1994
Publication Date: 1993-12-01
Suzanne G. Cusick
Suzanne G. Cusick professor of music at NYU has published extensively on gender and sexuality in relation to the musical cultures of early modern Italy and contemporary North America. Additionally, she has studied the use of sound and sexual shaming in the detention and interrogation of prisoners held during the 21st century’s “global war on terror.”
Musicologists Biographies and Selected Publications
Suzanne B Hanser, EdD, MT-BC is Professor and Chair Emerita of the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music. Dr. Hanser is Past President of both the World Federation of Music Therapy and the National Association for Music Therapy. She established the music therapy program at the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and is also a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.
Eileen M. Hayes
Eileen Hayes: Ph.D. is Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Communication at UW-Whitewater. Before this she was professor and chairperson of the Department of Music at Towson University in Maryland, where her responsibilities include budget management, personnel, tenure and promotion, faculty development, student success, marketing and public relations, accreditation, assessment, and oversight of the university's marching band.
Ellie M. Hisama
Ellie M. Hisama, Professor of Music and Theory Area Chair, is a member of the Theory and Historical Musicology areas and has served as Vice Chair of the Department of Music. Hisama's research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first-century music, post-tonal theory, American music, African American music, Asian American music, popular music, critical studies of music, race, ethnicity, and the social and political dimensions of music.
Alisha Lola Jones
Alisha Lola Jones, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University (Bloomington). Dr. Jones' is a council member of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s (SEM) council and the SEM liaison to the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Additionally, as a performer-scholar, she consults seminaries and arts organizations on curriculum, programming, and content development. Dr. Jones’ forthcoming book Flaming: The Peculiar Theo-Politics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance breaks ground by analyzing the role of gospel music making in constructing and renegotiating gender identity among black men.
Elizabeth L. Keathley, Associate Professor of Historical Musicology and Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC Greensboro, is a native of California and earned her MA and PhD in Music, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Women’s Studies, from Stony Brook University in New York. Her dissertation addressed Arnold Schoenberg’s short opera Erwartung (Expectation), composed in 1909 on a libretto by Dr. Marie Pappenheim.
Tammy L. Kernodle
Tammy Kernodle, professor of musicology and affiliate faculty of American studies, black world studies and women, gender and sexuality studies at University of Maimi. Her scholarship has focused mainly on various genres of African American music, American music jazz, and gender and popular music. She has served as the Scholar in Residence for the Women in Jazz Initiative at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri and has lectured extensively on the operas of William Grant Still, the life and religious compositions of jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams.
Soul on Soul by
Call Number: (On Display) ML410.W61 K46 2004
Publication Date: 2004-03-18
Ellen Koskoff is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, where she is Director of Ethnomusicology Programs. A highly respected scholar and author in the areas of ethnomusicology and women in music, her publications include Music in Lubavitcher Life, winner of an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music scholarship in 2001.