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JOHN KOEGEL, Professor of Music

koegelJohn Koegel, Professor of Musicology, serves as Graduate Advisor for the School of Music, and Coordinator of Music History. He teaches courses and conducts research in American, Mexican, and European musical topics, particularly musical theater and opera, and music in the context of immigration. His book Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840-1940 (University of Rochester Press, 2009) was given the Irving Lowens Book Award of the Society for American Music in 2011, and was a Finalist for the Theater Library Association’s 2010 Freedley Award. Opera News (Metropolitan Opera Guild) described it as “Deep-delving. . . . Readable and entertaining. . . . A tour guide down a forgotten byway of the American immigrant experience.”

In 2013-14, Koegel was the recipient of a year-long Research Fellowship given by the National Endowment for the Humanities for work on his book Mexican Musical Theater in Los Angeles, 1910-1940. In 2013, he served as Chair of the Cátedra Jesús C. Romero, of the Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical Carlos Chávez, in Mexico City. His articles and reviews appear in journals and dictionaries in the United States, Mexico, Spain, and Britain, such as the Journal of the American Musicological SocietyAmerican MusicLatin-American Music ReviewJournal of the Royal Musical AssociationHistoria MexicanaThe New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and Diccionario de la Música Española e Hispanoamericana.

Koegel holds degrees from Claremont Graduate University (Ph.D. musicology), Cambridge University (M.Phil. ethnomusicology), and Cal State Northridge (B.A. music education and Spanish). He has served as Book Review Editor for the Journal of the Society for American Music (2010-14), has been a member of the Council of the American Musicological Society, and was Board Member for Musicology for the College Music Society (2011-13). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for American Music (2013-16), and was a contributing editor for the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (2013).

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