Molly Barnes (Lecturer) holds a B.A. in music from Davidson College (2009), as well as an M.A. (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a scholar she is interested broadly in the relationship between musical genre and the formation of social and cultural hierarchies in the West. Her current research examines the intersection of art music with social idealism in the antebellum United States. Barnes has presented her work at various regional and national conferences, including the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. She currently teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill and at UNC-Greensboro. In addition to her teaching and research, Barnes is an active performer on modern and baroque violin and viola da gamba.
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