Denise Von Glahn
Denise Von Glahn‘s scholarly interests include music and place, music and institutions, ecomusicology, gender studies, biography, and the works of Charles Ives. She has published two books on music and nature topics, The Sounds of Place: Music and the American Cultural Landscape, which won a 2004 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and Music and the Skillful Listener: American Women Compose the Natural World, which won the 2015 Pauline Alderman book award from the International Alliance for Women in Music. With Michael Broyles she has written a biography of Leo Ornstein, Leo Ornstein: Modernist Dilemmas, Personal Choices, which won the 2009 Irving Lowens Award for distinguished scholarship in American music, and a critical edition of Ornstein’s Quintette for Piano and Strings, Op. 92 that appeared in the MUSA series. In 2017 she published Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life, the first full-length scholarly study of this contemporary composer, and in summer 2023 her newest book, Circle of Winners: How the Guggenheim Foundation Shaped American Music Culture will appear. Her scholarship has been published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS), the Journal of the Society for American Music (JSAM), and American Music among other journals and essay collections. Von Glahn founded and co-edited the Music, Nature, Place series at Indiana University Press with Sabine Feisst from 2012-2017. She was Director of the Center for Music of the Americas from 2008 to 2020, and the Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor and Coordinator of the Musicology Area from 2015 to 2021 at Florida State. She has won university awards for both her undergraduate and graduate teaching, been recognized with the Distinguished Service Citation from the Society for American Music in 2022, and is a frequent visiting scholar on campuses in the U.S. and abroad.
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