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MemberCarolyn Bryant

…American Musical Instrument Society, Society for American Music, American Musicological Society…

Independent musicologist.  Past-President of American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS); associate editor of AMIS Journal.  Senior Editor (articles on musical instruments and their makers) for Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013) and Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments  (2014).  Exhibits researcher for Smithsonian Institution.  Also 25 years as computer scientist for U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC.

MemberE. Douglas Bomberger

…“‘Was Ever Woman so Tortured and so Tried?’ Ernestine Schumann-Heink and the German-American experience in World War I.” Society for American Music, Minneapolis, March 2020.

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…Society for American Music

American Musicological Society

College Music Society

American Liszt Society

American Guild of Organists…
…usic American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

“Very Good for an American”: Essays on Edward MacDowell. Ed. E. Douglas Bomberger. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 2017.

“Theodore Presser before The Etude.” American Music Teacher 66/4 (February/March 2017): 6–11; 66/5 (April/May 2017): 24–30; 66/6 (June/July 2017): 20–2.

MacDowell. Master Musicians Series. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

An Index to Music Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883–1957. …

E. Douglas Bomberger has been a professor of music at Elizabethtown College since 2005, teaching music history and piano. He previously taught for eleven years at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He has published extensively on nineteenth-century American music and served as area editor for nineteenth-century music for the Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition. He was honored with Elizabethtown College’s 2019 Ranck Prize for Research Excellence.

MemberCaleb T. Boyd

…International Hanns Eisler Society

Society for American Music

American Musicological Society…
…Feature Article. Caleb T. Boyd, “Frances Broads Greene: Silent Sentinel and George Gershwin’s Early Piano Teacher,” The Bulletin of the Society for American Music 46, no. 3 (Fall 2020) <https://www.american-music.org/page/BulletinCurrent >.

Book Review. Caleb T. Boyd, “Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music, by Richard Crawford” College Music Symposium 60, no. 2 (Sep 2020) < https://symposium.music.org/index.php/current-issue/item/11490-summertime-george-gershwin-s-life-in-music-by-richard-crawford &gt…

I am a musicologist whose research interests broadly encompass Western music of the late 19th and 20th centuries. More particularly, I am interested in the meaning of “American” music; the value of underrepresented musicians; and the social contexts, apparati, and institutions that influence the structure and evolution of the American classical and popular music repertoires. I work to investigate further the effects of listeners, performers, performance spaces, the national polylogue, and modern media and technology — like the radio, television, and film — on the idea of “American” music. Guided by these interests, I have focused on the careers and reception of Hanns Eisler and Oscar Levant.

MemberJake Johnson

…“American Musical Theater and Mormon Integration.” Annual Conference for the Society for American Music. Kansas City, MO. February 28-March 4, 2018.
“A Deplorable Inheritance?: White Supremacy, Post-Truth, and American Musical Theatre.” IASPM-US 2018 Conference. Nashville, TN. March 8-11, 2018….
…entieth-Century Music (forthcoming).
“Calling Out the Nameless: CocoRosie’s Posthuman Sound World.” Journal of Popular Music Studies Vol. 29, Issue 3 (September 2017).
“‘That’s Where They Knew Me When’: The Oklahoma Senior Follies and the Narrative of Decline.” American Music Vol. 34, No. 2 (Summer 2016): 243-262.
“Elliott Carter in Los Angeles, January 12, 1994.” Elliott Carter Studies Online Vol. 1 (2016).
“Mormons, Musical Theater, and the Public Arena of Doubt.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Vol. 48, No. 2 (Winter …

Jake Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. His research focuses primarily on twentieth-century American music, and he most recently has been investigating the place musical theatre holds within communities far removed from Times Square. His first book, A Theology of Voice: Mormons, the Musical Stage, and Belonging in America (under advance contract, University of Illinois Press), considers the practice of speaking on behalf of another person and suggests that one way to study this vocal phenomenon is by examining how Mormons frame their religious identity by, and perform a unique theology through, conventions of American musical theatre. Jake is preparing another book project, a biography of renowned Los Angeles music patron Betty Freeman. This book project situates Freeman’s patronage within theories of performance studies and sound studies to explore how female patrons have used salon culture to perform a gendered identity as nurturer and mother to the artists they financially support. Other research interests include vocal pedagogy in early repertories; aging in American musical theater; the accompanist/coach throughout opera history; and the relationship between instrument design, new tonalities, and religious fervor. Jake’s research has been published in a variety of disciplinary settings, including American Music, Journal of the Society for American Music, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Twentieth-Century Music, Tempo, Elliott Carter Studies Online, and Echo: A Music-Centered Journal.

MemberGlenda Goodman

  I am a historian of music who specializes in American music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. My avenues of inquiry include the material culture of music and book history, amateur music-making and gender, and soundscapes of colonialism. My book, Cultivated by Hand: Amateur Musicians in the Early American Republic, brings together the history of gender, books, and labor to explore the little-known world of amateur music-making by women and men in the first generation after the American Revolution. I am currently working on a new project on Christian sacred music and settler colonialism in the eighteenth century. This project explores the territorializing role of music and sound in settler colonialism, as well as the ways in which the adoption and adaptation of Protestant hymnody by Native Americans (primarily Haudenosaunee Six Nations and Southern New England Algonquian-language group speakers). The first fruits of this research can be seen in my article on the lost music manuscript books of Joseph Johnson (a Mohegan Christian), which appeared in the Journal of the Society for American Music’s special issue on “Settler Sounds: Music, Indigeneity, and Colonialism in the Americas” (Fall 2019). My other articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of the Society for American Music, the William and Mary Quarterly, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Journal of the Royal Musical Association (forthcoming Fall 2020), and edited collections. I teach courses on American music, women and music, popular music, and methods for the study of music history. My graduate seminars address topics in eighteenth-century studies, such as music and revolution, sacred music and settler colonialism; and methods/materials courses on music and book history, and archive studies. My approach to teaching and scholarship is fundamentally interdisciplinary. By training and inclination, I am very much a historian; I also have a background as a performer (I studied viola at Oberlin and Juilliard, where I played mostly experimental and contemporary music). Collaboration is important to me and I am in the middle of a large-scale collaborative interdisciplinary project with historian Rhae Lynn Barnes entitled American Contact: Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book, which entails a symposium, a volume, and a digital humanities project. A second collaborative project with Dr. Barnes is on the topic “Early American Music and the Construction of Race.”  

MemberNiels Falch

…American Musicological Society (AMS)

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)

International Association for the Study of Popular Music, IASPM Benelux

Songwriting Studies Research Network

Nederlands Genootschap voor Joodse Studiën

Genootschap voor de Joodse Wetenschap in Nederland…

Niels Falch received his Ph.D. in popular music in 2020 from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with the thesis: From Oy to Joy: Jewish Musical Style in American Popular Songs, 1892-1945. He is also a guest blogger at the Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) part of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries (FAU). Niels Falch is interested in popular music, Jewish music, jazz, songwriting, American music, Yiddish theater, and forensic musicology.