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Erinn E. Knyt is Professor of Music History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her B.A. in Music with highest honors (U.C. Davis), an M.M. in Music (Stanford University), and a Ph.D. in Music and Humanities (Stanford University).

Knyt specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, aesthetics, music history pedagogy, performance practice issues, and Bach reception, and has written extensively about Ferruccio Busoni. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including American MusicEighteenth Century MusicJournal of MusicologyJournal of Music History PedagogyJournal of Musicological ResearchJournal of the Royal Musical AssociationMusicology AustraliaMusic and Letters19th-Century MusicNineteenth-Century Music Review, and Twentieth Century Music.

Her first book, Ferruccio Busoni and his Legacy (Indiana University Press, 2017), which explores Busoni’s relationship with early and mid-career composition mentees, was awarded an AMS 75 Pays Endowment Book Subvention. Knyt’s second book, Ferruccio Busoni as Architect of Sound (Oxford University Press, 2023) was also awarded an American Musicological Society subvention, and her third book, J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” Reimagined, is under contract with Oxford University Press. Knyt was honored with the 2018 American Musicological Society Teaching Award.