Laura Lohman

Associate Professor of Music

(Currently on leave of absence from CSUF)

Laura Lohman



Since joining the CSUF faculty in 2006, Dr. Lohman has taught in the School of Music and the Honors Program and has served in various administrative capacities spanning faculty development, general education, undergraduate recruitment, and graduate student recruitment. Her teaching has included undergraduate and graduate courses in music history, world music, research methods, writing, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate research. Her own research has focused on American and Middle Eastern music. Her first book,  Umm Kulthum: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab Legend, 1967-2007  (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), explores how the legendary Egyptian singer expanded her international fame and shaped her legacy following the Six-Day War, and the conflicting ways that her image and music have been interpreted since her death in 1975. Dr. Lohman is completing a second book on American music and politics in the early national period. She has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Musicological Society, Bringing Theory to Practice, and the National Education Association Foundation. In addition to her scholarship and teaching, she has been continuously involved in collegial governance at CSUF, where she has provided leadership in areas such as faculty affairs and facilities and served as an Academic Senator. She earned the Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Indiana University and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to graduate study in flute performance and ethnomusicology from the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Lohman is currently on a leave of absence from CSUF focusing on several projects in areas of research, administrative, and personal interest.

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