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About the Musicology & Ethnomusicology Department

Department chair: Jim Lovensheimer

For an intimate music school with only 200 undergraduate majors, Blair's Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology is large and diverse.

Our scholarly specializations range from orchestral music of the antebellum United States to Schoenberg reception in postwar Europe, from musical theater to the blues, from musical literacy in medieval France to music as medical intervention in present-day Africa, and from the politics of music in the Austrian Enlightenment to religious ceremonies among indigenous peoples northwestern Mexico.

Courses in musicology and ethnomusicology situate European, American, and Global musics in the social, cultural, and historical contexts in which they were created while also considering the locations and meanings of this music in our own time and culture. In the classroom, both in the Blair School and in the numerous classes offered to non-majors across campus, our mission is to offer the highest quality of engaging, interactive teaching in the best tradition of undergraduate liberal arts education.


Faculty

Jim Lovensheimer
Associate Professor of Musicology; Chair of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Email
615-322-7675
2119 Blair
Celia Applegate
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History; Associate Chair of the History Department; Affiliate Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Email
615-343-1983
Calhoun 108
Gregory F. Barz
Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology); Associate Professor of Religion
Email
Website
615-343-5177
2124 Blair
Steve Buckingham
Adjunct Instructor in Music History
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Joy H. Calico
Professor of Musicology
Email
615-322-7677
1195 Blair
Dale Cockrell
Professor of Musicology, Emeritus
Peter Cooper
Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature
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Website
Cynthia J. Cyrus
Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs; Professor of Musicology; Affiliated Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies
Email
615-322-5041
101 Kirkland Hall
Robert Webb Fry
Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature
Email
615-343-3092
3128 Blair
Jen Gunderman
Assistant Professor of Musicology

615-322-4913
2123 Blair
Michael S. Hime
Senior Lecturer in Music Literature
Email
615-343-3166
2126 Blair
Douglas A. Lee
Professor of Musicology, Emeritus
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Melanie Lowe
Associate Professor of Musicology
Email
615-343-3169
2108 Blair
Sasha Metcalf
Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology
Email
3155 Blair
Douglas Shadle
Assistant Professor of Musicology
Email
Website
615-322-8868
Blair 3155
 Helena Simonett
Assistant Professor of Latin-American Studies; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature
Email
(615) 322-2527
230 Buttrick Hall