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Seminars and Student Research

Graduate students participate in a diverse array of specialized seminars while developing their own research for the thesis or dissertation.

Select graduate seminar topics have included:

  • American Musical Entertainments, 1880-1920
  • Music and Cyberculture
  • Music Editing
  • Music History Pedagogy
  • Music in the Great Depression
  • Musical Lives in Wartime
  • Performance in the 19th Century
  • Music in Jane Austen’s World
  • Renaissance Music Notations
  • Music and the Cinematic Imagination
  • Global Pop Music

Select student thesis and dissertation titles include:

  • “Hearing Wonderland: Aural Adaptation and Carroll’s Classic Tale”
  • “Little Soldiers and Orphans: Musical Childhoods Lived and Constructed in World War I”
  • “Mahler in Utah: Maurice Abravanel and the Utah Symphony’s Performances and Recordings of Gustav Mahler’s Symphonies (1951–1979)”
  • "The purest pieces of home’: German POWs Making German Music in Iowa”
  • “The Sound that Sells: the Musical and Improvisatory Practices of the American Auctioneer”