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Deborah Rohr

Associate Professor


Ph.D. (Music Theory), Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.  Dissertation: "Brahms's Metrical Dramas: Rhythm, Text Expression and Form in the Solo Lieder"
M.A., Ph.D. European History), University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Bennington College

MU151, 152, 251, 252. Materials and Structures of Western Music I & II
MU344-45. Junior Seminar: "Rhythm and Form in Tonal Music" and "Brahms"
MU354. Analysis of Tonal Music
MU356. Tonal Counterpoint
MU363. Senior Seminar

Recent Publications:

Book coverThe Careers of British Musicians, 1750-1850: A Professon of Artisans. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
"The study of the social context of music must consider the day-to-day experiences of its practitioners; their economic, social, professional, and artistic goals; and the material and cultural conditions under which these goals were pursued. This book traces the daily working life and aspirations of British musicians during the sweeping social and economic transformation of Britain from 1750 to 1850. It features working musicians of all types and at all levels - organists, singers, instrumentalists, teachers, composers, and entrepreneurs - and explores their educational background, their conditions of employment, their wages, the systems of patronage that supported them, and their individual perceptions. Deborah Rohr focuses not only on social and economic pressures but also on a range of negative cultural beliefs faced by the musicians. Also considered are the implications of such conditions for their social and professional status, and for their musical aspirations."  -- Cambridge University Press