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Jonathan J. Waxman

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music


PHD, 2012, New York Univ (NYU); MA, 2004, New York Univ (NYU); BM, 2002, New York Univ (NYU)


Jonathan Waxman completed a Ph.D. in historical musicology at New York University with a dissertation titled "Prefacing Music in the Concert Hall: Composer Commentaries, Program Books, and the Conflict over Musical Meaning." He has recently published an article in the journal Popular Music History which examined the influence of Ives's music on the film scores and concert works of Bernard Herrmann. As Vice-­President of the Greater New York City chapter of the American Musicological Society, Jonathan has supervised several scholarly conferences for the society, and has recently given papers on concert program books at the national meetings of the Society for American Music, and the American Musicological Society.

At Hofstra, Jonathan teaches classes across the music history curriculum covering music from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century. He also has recently taught a seminar titled "Music and the Moving Image" for the Hofstra University Honor's College.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 143 HISTORY OF MUSIC 1 Undergraduate
MUS 145 HIST OF MUSIC-20TH C Undergraduate
MUS 151 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 1 Undergraduate
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