Joy H. Calico
Professor and Chair of Musicology, Director of Graduate Studies, Musicology

Joy H. Calico is Professor of Musicology and Director of Graduate Studies in the Musicology Department. Her scholarship focuses on interdisciplinary Cold War cultural politics, opera since 1900, and Arnold Schoenberg. She is the author of two monographs published by University of California Press: Brecht at the Opera (2008; paperback 2019) and Arnold Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe (2014; expanded Italian edition published in 2023; Russian translation forthcoming in 2024). Her current book project, also under contract with California, is a theory of twentieth- and twenty-first-century opera according to scene type built on Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin. She is also co-editor with Justin Vickers of a collection for OUP entitled Childhood and the Operatic Imaginary since 1900.

Calico has published articles and book chapters on Joan La Barbara, music encoding and pedagogy, atonal music and human flourishing, Olga Neuwirth, Kaija Saariaho, Helmut Lachenmann, Hanns Eisler, Bertolt Brecht, and Schoenberg and noise, and East German opera directors, among other things. Her work on sound design and amplified breath in Chaya Czernowin’s Infinite is forthcoming in the collection Contemporary Opera in Flux (University of Michigan Press, edited by Yayoi Uno Everett).

Her research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Radcliffe Institute, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Sacher Stiftung, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Berlin, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Howard Foundation, the DAAD, and the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. In winter term 2019 she was Gerstein Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.

She is member of the working team of the international Black Opera Research Network (BORN) and served on the Nashville Opera board for nearly a decade. Calico is former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society as well as a former Director-at-Large for the AMS board (2019-21). She was co-founder and coordinator of the Music and Sound Studies Network of the German Studies Association and served on the GSA’s board (2013-2016), during which time she was also Director of the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Jessica Schwartz
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Robert Fink
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Holley Replogle-Wong
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Raymond Knapp
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Cesar Favila
Associate Professor - Musicology, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Tiffany Naiman
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Nina Eidsheim
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Elizabeth Randell Upton
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Nick DePinna
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Thomas Hodgson
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Jenny Olivia Johnson
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Catherine Provenzano
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Mark Kligman
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David MacFadyen
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