Jacquelyn Sholes

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Jacquelyn Sholes is a full-time Lecturer (Musicology and Ethnomusicology) at Boston University

Ph.D., M.F.A., Brandeis University; B.A. summa cum laude (music and mathematics), Wellesley College. Dr. Sholes works primarily on repertory of the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, focusing especially on Austro-German and American music. Her book on allusion and inter-movement narrative in the instrumental music of Brahms is under contract with Indiana University Press. Current projects focus on musical relationships between Brahms, his disciples, and other members of his circle and on the work of Joseph Schillinger (composer, theorist, collaborator with Léon Theremin, and teacher of jazz “greats” including George Gershwin). Other areas of interest include the history of the concerto and string quartet; connections between music, literature, and the visual arts; Russian Romanticism; Mahler; French Impressionist composers; American musical theatre and popular song; and intersections of music, science, and technology in the twentieth century. Publications include articles and reviews in 19-Century MusicNineteenth-Century Music Review, The Journal of Musicological Research, Notes, Ars Lyrica, and The American Brahms Society Newsletter, as well as prefaces to several score editions and entries in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. She has also done interdisciplinary consulting work in neuroscience at MIT, resulting in co-authorship on an article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sholes has presented at (inter)national meetings of the American Musicological Society, German Studies Association, and Society for American Music and at the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. Earlier this year, she was elected President of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society; she also serves on the Board of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston. Prior to arriving at Boston University, she held faculty appointments at Williams College and Wellesley College.


The Joseph Joachim at 185 conference is supported in part by a generous grant from the

University of New Hampshire Center for the Humanities

Burt Feintuch, director

We are grateful for additional financial and practical support from the


Ryan C. McClelland, President


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Christoph Mücher, Director

the Federal Republic of Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service


Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD North America
and Michael Thomanek, Senior Program Officer

and from

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 9.40.16 AMMagazin für Klassische Musik und Musikwissenschaft
Geschäftsstellenleiter: Mathias Brösicke

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