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Sarah Day-O'Connell

Sarah Day-O’Connell

Associate Professor

Office: Zankel Music Center 121
Phone: (518) 580-5343
Email:  sdayoconnell@skidmore.edu

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RESEARCH INTERESTS:

In my research I combine musical analysis with interpretation of literary, visual, and material culture in order to explore how musical activity, especially singing, reflects and shapes broader social concerns – in particular, about gender and politics.  I also examine transcriptions, “covers,” recordings, theories of performance, criticism, and listener reception because I’m interested in how music, through performance, changes meaning across times and cultures.

TEACHING INTERESTS:

Music history and historiography; music and culture; late eighteenth-century music and aesthetics, gender and music; translation studies; music and medicine, faith, and healing; musical authorship/borrowing/plagiarism/copyright; opera; flamenco; Caribbean steelband; Japanese taiko drumming; American shape-note singing; music about trains.

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