Daniel Barolsky (2008), Assistant Professor
B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago
Daniel Barolsky earned his B.A. in history from Swarthmore College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in music history and theory from the University of Chicago.
His research demonstrates how musical recordings have enabled performers and their interpretations to shape the musical perception, aesthetics, analysis, and conceptions of the musical work. In addition to teaching Music Theory I and all parts of the music history survey, Daniel offers courses on two of the most dominating figures of the last two centuries, Beethoven and Glenn Gould as well as a course on Virtuosity and Public Spectacle. He has given papers at numerous conferences, including the annual symposium for the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM), the Society for Music Theory annual meeting, and the Society for Musicology in Ireland annual conference. Daniel worked for Marston Records and has published articles for Music Theory Online and European Meetings in Ethnomusicology. His chocolate-chip cookies have achieved international acclaim.