Faculty Profile: Jacquelyn Sholes

Position: Full-Time Lecturer (Musicology and Ethnomusicology) sholes


Ph.D., M.F.A. Brandeis University; B.A. summa cum laude (music and mathematics), Wellesley College. Previous faculty appointments at Williams College (VAP), Wellesley College, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Brandeis University Summer School and head teaching assistantship at Harvard University. Research includes two book projects (one under revision, one under development) focusing on intersections of form, narrative, and historical reference in the music of Brahms and on musical relationships between Brahms and other composers in his social circle. Articles published in Nineteenth-Century Music, The American Brahms Society Newsletter, and Ars Lyrica; reviews in The Journal of Musicological Research, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, and Notes; prefaces to several score editions; entries in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. Recipient of the American Brahms Society’s Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies. Dr. Sholes currently serves as Program Chair for the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society.