366 Fine Arts Center
MUSIC HISTORY; ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Erinn Knyt received her B.A. in Music History and Piano Performance with highest honors from the University of California, Davis in 2003 and an M.M. in Music and Ph.D. in Music and Humanities from Stanford University (2010). Knyt's dissertation is entitled "Ferruccio Busoni and the Ontology of the Musical Work: Permutations and Possibilities."
Knyt specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century music, aesthetics, and performance studies and has written extensively about Ferruccio Busoni. She has published articles in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, the Journal of Musicological Research, American Music, the Journal of Musicology, the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, and Twentieth-Century Music. Her book, Ferruccio Busoni and his Legacy is scheduled to appear with Indiana University Press in 2017. Her book was awarded an AMS 75 Pays Endowment Book Subvention Grant in 2016. She has also presented papers nationally and internationally on topics ranging from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century and has appeared as a piano soloist in recital and with orchestra.
Knyt has received several awards for her teaching, including the Chair's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Hoefer Teaching Assistant Award, and the Centennial Teaching Assistant Award at Stanford University. She was also selected as a finalist for a Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.