Faculty

Dr. Jean Boyd

Professor of Musicology

JEAN BOYD. Professor of Musicology. Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Research intrests: Texas jazz, American music criticism, ethnomusicology, oral history. Author of The Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing (University of Texas Press, 1998), "Western Swing: Working Class Southwestern Jazz of the 1930s and 1940s," in Perspectives on American Music, 1900-1940, edited by Michael Saffle (Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000). and The Quintessential Texas Band: The Story of the Light Crust Doughboys (University of Texas Press, forhcoming). ~ More...




Dr. Alfredo Colman

Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology

ALFREDO C. COLMAN (Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, 2005) is an associate professor in musicology/ethnomusicology. He is a Latin Americanist with a strong interest in the academic and traditional musical repertoires of Paraguay and other Latin American countries, as well as in liturgical music from Colonial Latin America. Dr. Colman served as music instructor at the Ateneo Paraguayo in Asunción and at the Universidad Evangélica del Paraguay in San Lorenzo, where he returns periodically to teach courses and seminars at the School of Music. From 2005 to the spring of 2006 he was a music lecturer at Southwestern University, Georgetown, and at the University of Texas at Austin, where he returned to teach in the spring of 2007.

Alfredo Colman has published The Paraguayan Harp: from Colonial Transplant to National Emblem (Hudson NY: Custos, 2012), the first monograph analyzing Paraguay's national instrument. ~ More...




Dr. Jann Cosart

Associate Professor of Musicology

Director, Baylor Early Music Ensembles

Dr. JANN COSART is the author of The Monophonic Tropes and Conductus of W1 (A-R Editions); and has published articles in Early Music, Proceedings of the Conference on Early Music in Higher Education, and Early Music America Bulletin. Her research interests include the investigation, employment and pedagogy of historical performance practice in all periods; archival, paleographic and musicological study of historical manuscripts; the preparation of editions and new music for medieval music performance; and, as an overarching scholarly ethos, the synthesis of research and performance across historical epochs. ~ More...




Dr. Robin Wallace

Professor of Musicology

Dr. ROBIN WALLACE is Professor of Musicology at Baylor University, an appointment that commenced in August of 2003. Dr. Wallace received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, where he studied piano with Thomas Simons and Leon Bates. He holds a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy in Music History from Yale University.

Dr. Wallace is the author of Take Note: An Introduction to Music through Active Listening, a major new music appreciation textbook published by Oxford University Press. His publications also include Beethoven's Critics (Cambridge University Press, 1986), a widely praised, groundbreaking study of the critical reception of Beethoven's music, and the series The Critical Reception of Beethoven's Compositions by his German Contemporaries, for which he served as translator and musicological editor. ~ More...




Dr. Laurel Zeiss

Associate Professor of Musicology

LAUREL E. ZEISS teaches classes in Baroque and Classical music, opera literature, and research methods and bibliography to music majors and graduate students, music appreciation to non-majors, and music literature to music minors. In both 2004 and 2006, Dr. Zeiss was nominated by the Baylor University School of Music faculty and students for an excellence in teaching award. ~ More...