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Daniel Barolsky (2008), Associate Professor


The Beloit College 168th commencement will begin on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST due to a slight rain delay. The weather looks to be a bit chilly with a chance of rain, so please plan on bringing an umbrella. More information about the ceremony and full schedule of events is available on the commencement website. Also, for those unable to attend, we will live stream the ceremony at, and the recording will be made available via our YouTube channel after the event has ended. 

Congratulations to the Beloit College Class of 2018!

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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.  

Daniel’s research focuses on music historiography, music pedagogy, and the intersections between performance and analysis. He is co-founder and editor of Open Access Musicology (OAM). He has also served on the program committee for the AMS Music History Pedagogy Study Group and is the former co-chair of the SMT Performance and Analysis Interest Group. Daniel 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 Online, The Journal of Music History Pedagogy, European 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.”