Music History


Love to write about music? Interested in expressing your ideas about music, the arts, and culture to a broad audience? Considering teaching at a college or university? Then the Music History area is a good choice for you. Our faculty in music history offer a range of research specializations that include opera, baroque music, music and literature, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz, ethnomusicology, and music after 1950.

Graduates in music history have gone on to advanced training at top universities in Canada and the United States, including Cornell, Stanford, and Princeton. Alumni now hold teaching and research positions at the University of Alberta, Brock University, Capilano University, Memorial University, and the University of Western Ontario.

A specialization in music history prepares you for the following careers:

  • Teaching music history, theory, or musicology in colleges or universities
  • Music criticism or journalism
  • Arts administration
  • Music librarian
  • Music publishing

Programs and Courses

We offer a Bachelor of Music in music history and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in musicology.

Undergrad CoursesGraduate Courses



Dániel Péter Biró
MFA (Musik. Wurzburg), MFA (Musik. Frankfurt), Ph.D. (Princeton)
Associate Professor

Joseph Salem
B.Mus. (Texas), M.A. (Wisconsin), Ph.D. (Yale)
Assistant Professor

Harald M. Krebs
B.Mus. (Brit. Col.) M.Phil., Ph.D. (Yale)

Susan Lewis
B.A., B.Mus. (Queen's), M.M. (Arizona), M.F.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)
Dean of Fine Arts, Associate Professor

W. Andrew Schloss
B.A. (Bennington Coll.), Ph.D. (Stanford)

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