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149G Fine Arts Center
(413) 545-1247


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.

Erinn Knyt

Knyt's dissertation is entitled "Ferruccio Busoni and the Ontology of the Musical Work: Permutations and Possibilities."

Knyt received a Mellon Foundation Fellowship for her dissertation research and has an article in the Journal of Musicology, which explores Busoni's idiosyncratic compositional process. She has presented papers at conferences in California, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Michigan on topics ranging from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century and she was a finalist for the Ingolf Dahl Prize of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society in 2009. Knyt received a professional presentation grant for her presentation at the 19th Congress of the International Musicological Society in Rome. Her article, Ferruccio Busoni and the Absolute in Music: Nature, Form, and 'Idée', appeared in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association.  Knyt has also 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.

Appointed 2010

Dance Department