Ph.D. Candidate

A native of Johnson City, Tennessee, Jennifer Walker holds a B.M. in Piano Performance, summa cum laude, from East Tennessee State University and a M.A. in Music History and Theory from the State University of New York at Stony Brook under the advisement of Ryan Minor. Her research interests include nineteenth-century French vocal music (choral, operatic, and song) how it relates to issues of culturalization, nationalism, and religion in music.  Prior to coming to UNC, she taught choral literature at East Tennessee State University, multiple courses at the community college level in Tennessee and Kentucky, and was on the faculty of the Pre-College Division at Stony Brook. Her work has been presented in Maynooth, Ireland, Boston, and at multiple meetings of the Southeast chapter of the AMS and the South Central Graduate Music Consortium; her paper on Darius Milhaud’s opera Esther de Carpentras was awarded the Student Presentation Award from the AMS-Southeast chapter for 2014-2015. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, and cooking. Jennifer currently lives in Roxboro, NC with her husband Evan and their Cairn Terrier, Mac.

  • Email: jen7074@live.unc.edu
  • Office: 217 Hill Hall

“Darius Milhaud, Esther de Carpentras, and the Interwar Identity Crisis,” Master’s Thesis, University of Chapel Hill, 2015

“Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33 and Op. 39,” liner notes to Dr. Chih-Long Hu, Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux, Blue Griffin Records (release pending).

Conference Papers

“Political Paleography: Mocquereau and the Paléographie musicale,” Michigan Music Research Conference: Symposium in Honor of Glenn E. Watkins, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 2016

“The Politics of Paleography: Solesmes, Mocquereau, and the Paléographie musicale,” American Musicological Society, Joint Meeting of the Southeast and Capital Chapters, University of Richmond, October 2015

“The Politics of Paleography: Solesmes, Mocquereau, and the Paléographie musicale,” South Central Graduate Music Consortium, University of Virginia, September 2015

“Massenet’s Vie de Jean-Baptiste?: Hérodiade and Renan’s Life of Christ,” Fourth Biennial North American Conference on Nineteenth Century Music, Merrimack College, July 2015

“Massenet’s Vie de Jean-Baptiste?: Hérodiade, Renan, and the Nineteenth Century Catholic Church,” Music, Intertextuality, and Inter-Art Forms in Third Republic France: Remembering Dukas at 150, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland, July 2015

“‘A Frenchman from Provence by Birth and a Jew by Religion:’ Darius Milhaud, Esther de Carpentras, and the French Interwar Identity Crisis,” South Central Graduate Music Consortium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September 2014

“‘A Frenchman from Provence by Birth and a Jew by Religion:’ Darius Milhaud, Esther de Carpentras, and the French Interwar Identity Crisis,” American Musicological Society, Southeast Chapter, University of South Carolina, October 2014

“How High the Cost? A Reevaluation of Felix Mendelssohn’s Paulus,” South Central Graduate Music Consortium, Duke University, September 2013

UNC Summer Research Fellowship (2016)

Teaching Assistant:

  • Fundamentals of Music (MUSC 121)
  • Theory and Musicianship I (MUSC 131)

Recitation Leader:

  • Western Music History Survey (MUSC 141)
  • Introduction to World Musics (MUSC 146)
  • Great Musical Works (MUSC 142)

Co-Instructor of Record:

  • Sounds of War and Revolution (MUSC 289)