Amy Zigler Named Assistant Professor of Musicology

Posted on June 18, 2024

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College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Amy Zigler as Assistant Professor of Musicology. 

Amy Zigler is a musicologist and pianist whose research examines issues of gender and sexuality in music, and the socio-cultural implications of (auto)biographical narratives in nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, with a focus on the life and music of Dame Ethel Smyth. Her publications include forthcoming chapters with Cambridge University Press and Boydell & Brewer Press; published chapters in the collections Nineteenth-Century Programme Music and Women Composers in New Perspectives, 1800–1950: Genres, Contexts and Repertoires; articles for The Opera Journal, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, and the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music; and biographical liner notes for the Grammy-award winning recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Prison. She has presented at conferences throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. Her research has been supported by the Music & Letters Trust and the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities. 

Dr. Zigler is the Members’ News Editor for the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music and a guest columnist for the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy, has served on the American Musicological Society’s Committee on Women and Gender, and helps maintain the website Outside of the classroom and the archives, she can be found at the piano as a member of the Winnfield Quartet.  

Before joining the UNCG School of Music faculty, Dr. Zigler was Associate Professor of Music at Salem College. She holds a PhD in music history and literature from the University of Florida where she was a Graduate Alumni Fellow. She also earned a MM in piano performance from Belmont University and a BM in piano performance from the University of Alabama. 

Please join us in welcoming Amy Zigler to the CVPA family! 

About CVPA The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UNC Greensboro offers the premier and most comprehensive set of visual and performing arts programs in North Carolina with Schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre. CVPA has been designated by the UNC System Board of Governors as an “area of distinction.” CVPA transforms lives by providing exceptional artistic and academic experiences. 


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