Graduate Careers and Alumni

What can you do with a graduate degree in Musicology?

An MM or PhD in Musicology can lead to several careers. Alumni are employed in a variety of fields: as professors at large research universities, small liberal arts colleges, and other institutions around the world; in positions in the performing arts that draw on musicological expertise; as academic professionals and administrators in higher education; as archivists, librarians, and information technology specialists; and as professionals in other domains.

Students from our programs have taken positions in music librarianship by completing an MLS degree (Master’s in Library and Information Science, offered through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science) in addition to the MM or PhD in Musicology.

“Not only were my faculty mentors fantastic during my time in graduate school but [they] have often continued to support my early career in various ways since graduation” (Former MM/PhD student)

 

Meet some of our recent PhD graduates! 

Theresa Allison, PhD 2010 (MD 2002)
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Margarethe Adams, PhD 2012
Associate Professor, Stony Brook University

Rebecca Bryant, PhD 2003
Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research

Liliana Carrizo, PhD 2018
Assistant  Professor, Colorado College

Hannah Chan-Hartley, PhD 2014
Writer, speaker and researcher; formerly Managing Editor and Musicologist at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and developer of Visual Listening Guides.

Renée Chérie Clark, PhD 2014
Reference & Acquisitions Librarian, University of Arkansas, Monticello

Richard Deja, PhD 2016
Lecturer, South African College of Music

Sara Haefeli, PhD 2011
Associate Professor, Ithaca College

Jessica Hajek, PhD, 2017
Assistant Professor, Our Lady of the Lake College University

Eduardo Herrera, PhD 2013
Associate Professor, Rutgers University

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, PhD 2018
Assistant Director for Admissions, Recruitment, and Community Outreach, University of Washington

Holly Holmes, PhD 2017
Jazz vocalist, musicologist, and educator

Tanya Lee, PhD 2011
Instructor, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford University

Ryan Ross, PhD 2012
Associate Professor, Mississippi State University

John Stanislawski, PhD 2014
Singer-songwriter; affiliate broker, realtor

Priscilla Tse, PhD 2017
Lecturer, School of Chinese Opera, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Megan Woller, PhD 2014
Assistant Professor, Gannon University

Emily Wuchner, PhD 2017
Associate Director, Student Experience, University of Illinois Graduate College

Aaron Ziegel, PhD 2011
Associate Professor, Towson University

 

PHDs COMPLETED in MUSICOLOGY (last 10 years)

FULL LIST OF PHDs COMPLETED in MUSICOLOGY