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LOUIS EPSTEIN

epstein@music.umass.edu
260 Fine Arts Center, Lively Arts Office
(413) 545-0030

MUSIC HISTORY; LECTURER


Louis Epstein received his BA in Music with honors from Princeton University in 2006 and his PhD in Music from
Harvard University in 2013.

Louis Epstein
His research focuses on the intersections between music, patronage, and politics in France during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In his dissertation, "Toward a Theory of Patronage: Funding for Music Composition in France, 1918-1939," he explores the wealthy individuals, powerful institutions, and lucrative practices that made music composition possible during a time characterized by political and economic turmoil.

Louis has presented at regional and national meetings of the American Musicological Society, and recently presented internationally at the "Rethinking Poulenc" conference at Keele University. He will give a paper entitled "Christophe Colomb and France's Official Discovery of Darius Milhaud" at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh, PA in November, 2013. An experienced teacher, Louis has received numerous awards from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. He presented his research on music history pedagogy at the 2011 Music History Teaching Day Conference. His other research interests include musical nationalism and exoticism, music sociology, and the historiography of modernism.

Appointed 2013

Dance Department