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Daniel Barolsky (2008), Associate Professor

Daniel BarolskyB.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 focuses on the intersections between performance and analysis, history and theory, music and identity, institutional values and music curricula. Daniel currently serves on the program committee for the AMS Music History Pedagogy Study Group  and is also the co-chair of the SMT Performance and Analysis Interest Group. He has presented his work at national and international conferences organized by such groups as the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice, the College Music Society, the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM), and the Society for Music Theory. Daniel used to work for Marston Records and has published in Music Theory OnlineThe Journal of Music History PedagogyEuropean Meetings in Ethnomusicology, and Music Performance Research. Recently taught (or co-taught) courses include "Music as History and the Histories of Western Music," "Music, Sound, and Theory," "Beethoven and the Origins of ‘Music’,” "Music in the Third Reich," "Music and Psychology," and "'Keepin' it Real?:' The Pursuit, Defense and Deconstruction of Authenticity,” and "Harmony and Counterpoint."