Warren D. Allen Professor of Music
Douglass Seaton

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LON 408

Douglass Seaton, Warren D. Allen Professor of Music, holds the B. Mus. from The College of Wooster, and M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. His principal research interests are in the music of Felix Mendelssohn, the music of the Enlightenment and Romanticism, and relationships of literature and music. Dr. Seaton's dissertation dealt with Mendelssohn's compositional processes. He is the author of Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition (currently in its third edition) and The Art Song: A Research and Information Guide, and editor of The Mendelssohn Companion. He prepared the scholarly editions of Mendelssohn's Lobgesang (Symphony No. 2), published by Carus-Verlag, and Elijah, published by Bärenreiter. His articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, The Musical Quarterly, The Music Review, College Music Symposium, Ars lyrica, and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, among others. Professor Seaton is former President of The College Music Society and has also served on the Council of the American Musicological Society.