What to Expect
Over the course of five years, you’ll have opportunities to study the languages and structures of music, as well as its political, scientific, economic, social and philosophical impacts. You’ll be able to explore the cultural histories of music and sound and sociologies of listening, as well as participate in interdisciplinary seminars, studying the intersections between Renaissance humanism and music; 17th century theology and music; and music and histories of magic.
And, you’ll learn from faculty who have won some of the most prominent awards and honors available to musicologists—and to humanists more widely. Our faculty members have earned a MacArthur “Genius” Award; major fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), German Academic Exchange Service, and Fulbright Foundation; two Einstein Awards from American Musicological Society; and visiting fellowships/professorships at institutions worldwide.
Past students have won some of the most coveted dissertation-completion fellowships in the field—including the Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Award—and the Pisk Prize, the most coveted student paper prize awarded by American Musicological Society. Additionally, past students have secured fellowships from the Chateaubriand Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, ACLS and NEH, just to name a few. We can’t wait to see what you will accomplish.