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Anderson, A. WebAllen Anderson – composition, theory, and analysis

Allen Anderson (Professor) received a Bachelor of Music (1973) from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. (1977) and Ph.D. (1984) in Theory and Composition from Brandeis University. A composer and Head of the Composition Area, he teaches composition, counterpoint, and twentieth century music to undergraduates, along with theory and analysis courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Naomi André

Naomi André – opera; issues surrounding gender, voice, and race

Dr. Naomi André (David G. Frey Distinguished Professor) received her B.A. in music from Barnard College and M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University. She was previously a professor at the University of Michigan in the Departments of Afroamerican and African Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Residential College. Dr. André’s research focuses on opera and issues surrounding gender, voice, and race. Her publications include topics on Italian opera, Schoenberg, women composers, and teaching opera in prisons.

Andrea F. Bohlman – 20th and 21st centuries; song cultures in Europe; music and socialism

Andrea F. Bohlman (Associate Professor) is a historical musicologist who studies the recent past with a commitment to archival engagement, ethnomusicological methods, and music analysis, as well as oral history and sound studies. Her research asserts a place for music and sound in the cultural history of East Central Europe through the present. Her interdisciplinary approach to music and politics addresses diverse musical genres together in work on soundscapes of political protest, musico-socialist idealism, and the musical media of oppositional cultures. Her monograph in preparation is a study of the interaction between political action and music in Poland in the late twentieth century.

Mark Evan Bonds – 18th and 19th Centuries; aesthetics

Mark Evan Bonds (Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor) received a B.A. in music and German from Duke University in 1975; an M.A. in musicology from the Universität Kiel (West Germany) in 1977; and a Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University in 1988. He taught at Boston University before joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. His research interests include music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly instrumental music and aesthetic theory. In 2015-16, supported in part by a grant from the NEH, he was in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., where he worked on a book about the history of the concept of musical expression.


Annegret Fauser -19th and 20th Centuries; America during WWII; gender studies; nationalism; cultural transfer

Annegret Fauser (Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Adjunct Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies) studied musicology, art history, and philosophy at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, the Université de la Sorbonne-Paris IV, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. She received her PhD at the University of Bonn in 1992. Before joining the faculty at UNC, she taught musicology at the Université François Rabelais in Tours, the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and City University, London.

Michael FigueroaMichael Figueroa – ethnomusicology; music of the Middle East and Mediterranean

Michael A. Figueroa (Associate Professor) earned a B.A. in musicology from Northwestern University (2006) and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago (2014). His research focuses on music in the SWANA region and its diasporas, with an emphasis on the intersection of music, politics, and religion.

David GarciaDavid Garcia – Latin American and Latino popular music; race and transnationalism

David F. García (Professor) holds degrees in music from the California State University, Long Beach (B.M. in composition, 1995), University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A. in ethnomusicology, 1997), and The City University of New York, The Graduate Center (Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, 2003). His research focuses on the music of Latin America and the United States with an emphasis on black music of the Americas.

Aaron Harcus – theory

Aaron Harcus (Assistant Professor) received a B.M. in music from St. Olaf College (2011) and his Ph.D in Music Theory from CUNY Graduate Center (2017). Before joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he taught at Hunter College, CUNY, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests include musical hermeneutics and phenomenology, rhythm and meter in cross-cultural perspective, the analysis of rap music, and post-tonal music. He has presented his research at national conferences of the Society for Music Theory, MTSMA, and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.

Katz WebMark Katz – music and technology; hip-hop; performance practice

Mark Katz (Professor) holds degrees from the College of William and Mary (B.A. in philosophy) and the University of Michigan (M.A., Ph.D. in musicology). Before joining the faculty at UNC, he taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University (1999-2006). His scholarship focuses on music and technology, contemporary popular music, and the violin. He has written three books, Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music (2004, rev. ed. 2010), The Violin: A Research and Information Guide (2006), and Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip Hop DJ. He co-edited (with Timothy Taylor and Anthony Grajeda) the collection Music, Sound, and Technology in America.

Litwin WebStefan Litwin – composition, contemporary music; theory of interpretation and philosophy of music

Stefan Litwin (George Kennedy Distinguished Professor), was born 1960 in Mexico City. He has studied piano, interpretation, and composition in the United States and Switzerland. Among his teachers were Jürg Wyttenbach, Walter Levin and Charles Rosen. Important input also from Herbert Brün.

Anne MacNeil Music, the University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAnne MacNeil – 16th and 17th centuries; music and spectacle; commedia dell’arte; performance practices; historiography; digital humanities

Anne MacNeil (Associate Professor). BMus, Ithaca College (1981); MA in Music History, Eastman School of Music (1985); PhD in the History and Theory of Music, University of Chicago (1994). Before joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Professor MacNeil taught at Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of specialization include music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, music and spectacle, commedia dell’arte, opera, performance studies and historiography. Her current research encompasses early-modern laments, operatic settings of tales of the Trojan Wars, and the intersections of music, ceremony, and biography in the lives of Margherita Farnese and Eleonora de’ Medici.

Jocelyn Neal in Hill Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Jocelyn Neal – theory; analysis; American popular music; country music

Jocelyn Neal (Professor and Adjunct Professor of American Studies) received a BA in music from Rice University in 1993, an MA from the Eastman School of Music in 1995, and a PhD in music theory from the Eastman School of Music in 2002. Her primary areas of research are commercial country music and American popular music, following on her dissertation (titled “Song Structure Determinants: Poetic Narrative, Phrase Structure, and Hypermeter in the Music of Jimmie Rodgers”).