Georgia Cowart studies music, the arts, and cultural politics in early modern France. From 2007 to 2009, she served as Sylvan C. and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellow in Art History at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and as guest curator of the Met exhibition Watteau, Music & Theater (2009). Her work has also been supported by the Stanford Humanities Center (as Marta Sutton Weeks Senior Fellow, 2011-12), and by grants from the NEH and the ACLS. In 2020 she was elected to Honorary Membership in the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music for her outstanding achievement and the “virtuoso performances” of her writings on seventeenth-century French music and culture, along with her mentoring and service to the field.
She has served as President of SSCM (2006-09), as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society (2013-15), and as Director-at-Large (2014-16) and Vice President of the AMS (2016-18). At Case, she has served as chair of the Department of Music from 2002-07 and as Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Musicology from 2014-2020. At present she is serving as Interim Chair of the Department of English. Her teaching awards include CWRU’s Jessica Melton Perry Award for Disciplinary and Professional Writing Instruction (2016) and the SAGES Excellence in Writing Instruction Award.