Faculty Profile: Lewis Lockwood

Lewis LockwoodPosition: Distinguished Senior Scholar (Musicology and Ethnomusicology)

BA, Queens College of the City University of New York; PhD, Princeton University. Lewis Lockwood is a musicologist of international distinction and renown. His scholarship on Renaissance music and Beethoven studies includes several award-winning books and more than a hundred articles and reviews. This depth of scholarship is matched by an impressive list of editorial and administrative accomplishments, including terms as the Editor of the Journal of the American Musicology Society (1964-1967), President of the American Musicological Society (1987-1988), and as the founding Editor of the yearbook Beethoven Forum (1992-2007). His book Music in Renaissance Ferrara (1984) received the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society, and his Beethoven: the Music and the Life (2003) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the category “Biography”. The Lewis Lockwood Award of the American Musicological Society is also named in his honor.

Prof. Lockwood is the Fanny Peabody Research Professor of Music, Emeritus at Harvard University and is currently the Distinguished Senior Scholar in the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University.