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. She is currently completing her dissertation entitled “Sounding the Ralliement: Republican Reconfigurations of Catholicism in the Music of Third Republic Paris, 1880–1905,” and more broadly, her research interests include nineteenth-century French vocal music (choral, operatic, and song) and 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. She is the recipient of a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2018–19) and was the first Harold J. Glass USAF Graduate Fellow in Music; she has also been awarded the M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Travel Grant from the AMS. Her work has been presented in Maynooth, Ireland, Bern, Switzerland, and Paris along with numerous other locations in the United States; her paper on Darius Milhaud’s opera Esther de Carpentras was awarded the Student Presentation Award from the AMS-Southeast chapter for 2014-2015. She is currently the Director of Music at Roxboro Presbyterian Church and, In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, and cooking. Jennifer currently lives in Roxboro, N.C., with her husband Evan and their Cairn Terrier, Mac.

 

Publications

Review: Musical Theater in Europe 1830–1945, Michela Niccolai and Clair Rowden, eds. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017 in EuropeNow, Issue 19, July 2018.

“‘Les Grands Oratorios à l’église Saint-Eustache’ and the Parisian Press,” in Perspectives on the French Musical Press in the Long Nineteenth Century, Music Criticism Studies 1. Lucca: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, 2018.

“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

“‘Jesus Looks to France’: Théodore Dubois’s Le Baptême de Clovis and French Republican Catholicism,” Meeting of the American Musicological Society, November 2018. San Antonio, TX.

“The Trocadéro as ‘Secular Cathedral’: The concerts officiels at the 1900 Exposition Universelle de Paris,” France: Musiques, Cultures, 1789–1914, Biennial Conference, July 2018. Paris, France: Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris.

“‘Jesus Looks to France’: Théodore Dubois’s Le Baptême de Clovis and French Republican Catholicism” 20th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth Century Music, July 2018. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK.

“’Les Grands oratorios à l’église Saint-Eustache’ and the Parisian Press,” Tenth Anniversary Meeting of the Francophone Music Criticism Network, Rochester, New York, November 2017

“‘Les Grands oratorios à l’église Saint-Eustache’ and the Parisian Press,” American Musicological Society, Southeast Chapter, October 2017. University of South Carolina.

“Sacred Salles and Secular Sanctuaries: Religion and the Musical Branding of Paris at the fin-de-siècle,” Branding Western Music, Universität Bern, September 2017

“Reaching the Promised Land: Massenet’s La Terre promise and the Religious Republic,” Fifth Biennial North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Vanderbilt University, June 2017

“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

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2018-2019

Harold J. Glass USAF Graduate Fellow in Music, 2017-2018

M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Travel Grant, American Musicological Society, 2017

Future Faculty Fellowship Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2017

Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship, The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spring 2017

Andrew and Katherine McMillan Summer Research Fellowship, The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Summer 2016

 

Future Faculty Fellow:

  • Introduction to Women and Music (MUSC/WGST 188)

Teaching Assistant:

  • Fundamentals of Music (MUSC 121)
  • Theory and Musicianship I (MUSC 131)
  • Introduction to Rock Music (MUSC 143)

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)

Instructor of Record:

  • Introduction to Rock Music (MUSC 143)