The Department of Music is proud to announce the hire of musicologist Emily Dolan as Associate Professor of Music effective July 1, 2019. Dolan comes to Brown from Harvard University where she has been an associate professor of music since 2014. Prior to Harvard, she was an associate professor of music at the University of Pennsylvania. Dolan received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2006 and was awarded the Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship by the American Musicology Society. She specializes in late Enlightenment and early Romantic music and aesthetics. In particular, she focuses on issues of orchestration and instrumentality and on the intersections of music, science, and technology.
About Emily Dolan
Emily I. Dolan has published articles in Current Musicology, Eighteenth-Century Music, Popular Music, Studia Musicologica, Osiris, Keyboard Perspectives, and 19th-Century Music. Earlier this year, she guest edited a special issue of Opera Quarterly (“Vocal Organologies and Philologies”). In April 2008, she organized an interdisciplinary conference at University of Pennsylvania, “Herder, Music, and Enlightenment,” which explored the role of music in Herder’s philosophy. In 2009-2010, Dolan was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where she worked on her first book, The Orchestral Revolution: Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Currently, she is completing her second book, Instruments and Order.
Dolan has been involved in a number of collaborative projects, including co-authoring articles with historian of science John Tresch and teaching a virtual, distributed seminar on instrumentality with media historian Jonathan Sterne. With Alexander Rehding, she is co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Timbre.