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John Sheinbaum

Primary Area of Expertise

  • Classic, romantic, and modern music
  • Popular music

Also qualified to speak on topics in the following areas:

  • Music
  • History
  • Pop Culture


John Sheinbaum, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Musicology, received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. His primary research interests include Western art music of the 19th and early 20th centuries (especially the music of Gustav Mahler), popular music, and historiography. Before joining the faculty of the Lamont School of Music in 2000, he taught at Cornell University and the University of Rochester.  He is the author of “Periods in Progressive Rock and the Problem of Authenticity.” (Current Musicology, Spring 2008), “Adorno’s Mahler and the Timbral Outsider.” (Journal of the Royal Musical Association 13, 2006) and “The Artifice of the ‘Natural’:  Mahler’s Orchestration at Cadences.” (Journal of Musicological Research 24, 2005), among other publications.

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