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Rebecca Marchand

Music History Faculty

Rebecca Marchand earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a P.S.C. in performing arts administration from Emerson College.

She specializes in American art music of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on the intersection of music, politics and religion. She has presented at a variety of conferences, including a "Master Teachers" session at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society, and she will be giving a poster session on Julius Eichberg, the founder of The Boston Conservatory, at the annual meeting of the Society for American Music in Boston in 2016. Marchand has also authored digital learning content for The Enjoyment of Music (W.W. Norton, 2014) and Music, Then & Now (W.W. Norton, 2013), and has an essay about composer Lou Harrison and the Second Vatican Council in the forthcoming festschrift, Qui musicam in se habet: Essays in Honor of Alejandro Planchart, edited by Anna Zayaruznaya, Bonnie Blackburn and Stanley Boorman, and expected in November 2015.

Marchand is serving her second term as President of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society, and directs the Graduate Music History Writing Center at The Boston Conservatory. She is currently working on a book about writing-based pedagogy in music history classes.

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