Thomas Peattie

Assistant Professor of Music, Musicology and Ethnomusicology | peattie@bu.edu | 617.353.3354

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Thomas Peattie

Thomas Peattie holds a Ph.D. in historical musicology from Harvard University as well as an M.A. (musicology) and a B.Mus. (composition) from the University of Calgary. He joined the faculty of Boston University in 2003 and served as Chair of the Department of Musicology from 2004-5. During the spring of 2006 he held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Harvard University. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Boston University Humanities Foundation

His research focuses on the music of Gustav Mahler, fin-de-siècle urban culture, and notions of space and theatricality in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century symphonic music. In addition to an essay in the collection Mahler and his World (Princeton, 2002), he has recently published articles in Naturlaut (2010), Acta musicologica (2011), and the Journal of the Royal Musical Association (2011). He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Gustav Mahler’s Abstract Theater.