Faculty: History of Music
P.h.D. Cornell University 2006
Associate Professor of Music
Specialist in 18th and early 19th-century music and aesthetics. Alvin H. Johnson AMS-50 dissertation fellowship, 2005. Dolan’s work focuses on issues of orchestration and instrumentality, exploring in the intersections between music, science, and technology. She has published articles in Current Musicology, Eighteenth-Century Music, Studia Musicologica, and 19th-Century Music, and recently completed a book project on the birth of modern orchestration (The Orchestral Revolution: Joseph Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre, forthcoming, 2012). Dolan is interested in the intertwined history of musical and scientific instruments: in 2011, she published a co-authored essay with John Tresch (Penn, HSS) in Opera Quarterly on the role and reception of machines in French grand opera and currently she is working on a new project on the history of organology. Outside of the 18th-century, she also works on popular music and recently published an essay in Popular Music on indie pop and ideas of kitsch. Dolan was a faculty fellow in the Penn Humanities Forum 2008-09 (Year of Change) and in 2009-2010, Dolan was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1982
Professor of Music and Associate Dean for Arts and Letters, School of Arts and Sciences
Specialist in music of the 19th and 20th centuries, editorial theory, critical theory, and gender studies. Alfred Einstein prize of the American Musicological Society, 1984. Richard S. Hill award of the Music Library Association, 1984. National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, 1985, Guggenheim fellowship, 1992. Kallberg publishes widely on the music and cultural contexts of Chopin, most notably in his book, Chopin at the Boundaries: Sex History, and Musical Genre (Harvard University Press). His recent construction of Chopin's first sketch for a Prelude in E-flat minor for the eventual set of Preludes, op. 28, attracted world-wide coverage in the press. Kallberg prepared a critical edition of Luisa Miller for The Works of Giuseppe Verdi, and also wrote the articles on "Gender" and "Sex, Sexuality" for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2d ed. His current projects include books on Chopin's nocturnes and on convergences of sex and music around 1800, and a study of Scandinavian song in the first half of the twentieth century. He is general editor of New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism (Cambridge University Press).
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1994
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music
Specializes in African-American and American music, jazz, cultural studies, popular music, film studies, and historiography. He lectures internationally on these topics. Ramsey is the author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop ( University of California Press, 2003), which was named outstanding book of the year by IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music). His current project, In Walked Bud: Earl “Bud " Powell and the Modern Jazz Challenge, is a study of jazz pianist Bud Powell and is forthcoming from the University of California Press. He has also begun a new book on singer/songwriter Curtis Mayfield. Ramsey was a Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellow at Dartmouth College in 1993, a DuBois Institute Fellow at Harvard University in 1996, and taught at Tufts University from 1994-1998. In 2001 he received the Irving Lowens Award for best article from the Society for American Music for “Who Hears Here? Black Music, Critical Bias, and the Musicological Skintrade.” He has published in Black Music Research Journal, The Musical Quarterly, Journal of Popular Music Studies, The Black Scholar, Callaloo, American Music, American Quarterly, Journal of the American Musicological Society, The New York Times and The Village Voice. His band Dr. Guy’s MusiQologY has performed for audiences in South America, New York, Australia, the University of Pennsylvania, the Kimmel Center, and in Philadelphia venues such as Zanzibar Blue and Gloria's Seafood House. Ramsey composes and arranges all of MusiQologY's music, which moves beyond the traditional Jazz idiom, experimenting with R&B, Latin, Hip Hop fusions. The band’s first CD, Y the Q? is available through http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drguysmusiqology. Click here for Musiqology blog.