Contact Information

(615) 322-2528
243 Buttrick

Office Hours

Monday: 9-11:30 a.m. in Buttrick 243

Tuesday: 11:30-1:30 in Buttrick 243

Thursday: 11 a.m.-noon in the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library

Additional office hours by appointment


B.Mus. (Baylor); M.M. (Illinois); Ph.D. (Duke)

Joy H. Calico

Professor of Musicology; Director, Max Kade Center for European and German Studies

[Photo: Mike Minehan, Berlin]

Joy H. Calico does interdisciplinary work on Cold War cultural politics and on opera. She is the author of Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘A Survivor from Warsaw’ in Postwar Europe (California, 2014) and Brecht at the Opera (California, 2008), as well as numerous articles and book chapters in publications such as Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture and The Oxford Handbook of Opera, both forthcoming from Oxford in October 2014. She and David Imhoof are currently coediting a special issue of Colloquia Germanica on sound studies in German contexts.

Her research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Berlin, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, the DAAD, the Howard Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Calico serves on the editorial boards of Journal of the American Musicological Society and Brecht Yearbook/Brecht Jahrbuch.  She is co-founder and coordinator, with David Imhoof, of the Music and Sound Studies Network of the German Studies Association (GSA), and serves on the GSA Executive Board.