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About Our department


The "Mission Statement" of the Musicology department includes the following language:

"The Division of Musicology will be a leader in developing links between musical insight, historical understanding, and musical practice, enabling students to achieve the highest levels of musicianship while preparing them for lifelong involvement in music and for careers as music professionals, educators, scholars, creative artists or active listeners and consumers." As teachers, researchers, authors, performers, and students of music ourselves, we believe deeply in the connections between music research and music performance, and in the links between music history and human culture. We think that understanding music history (and music theory and music pedagogy) can help us understand the music itself better. We seek to show these connections, so that you in turn can make those connections for students, friends, and audiences.

All Musicology classes will emphasize the following:

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Musicology Faculty

Name Area
Christopher J. Smith American, 20th Century, Vernacular Musics; Celtic Ensemble; Musicology Chair
Thomas M. Cimarusti 18th & 19th Century Musics, Vernacular Music; World Music Ensemble
Eric Fried Music in Western Culture
Roger Landes Vernacular Music, Popular Music, Balkan Ensemble
Angela Mariani Medieval Music, Popular Music, Vernacular Music; Early Music Ensemble
Stacey Jocoy Renaissance & Baroque Music
Ben Haugland Jazz
Lauryn Salazar Ethnomusicology, Latino(a) Musics of the Southwestern United States, Mariachi Music, The Musical Traditions of Latin America
Wayne Hobbs
(retired 2008)
Professor Emeritus