Dr. Bethany McLemore

Lecturer of Musicology
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798
Phone: (254) 710-2360
Fax: (254) 710-1191

Bethany McLemore, Lecturer of Musicology, will teach courses in American Music, the History of Jazz, and Music History since WWI. She recently completed a one-year stint as Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center for American Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where she taught undergraduate and graduate seminars in American Music. Previous to this appointment, she led courses in Music History, Music of the Baroque Era, and Graduate Research Methods. She holds PhD (2016) and a Master of Music (2012) degrees from UT-Austin, and a Bachelor of Arts degree (2010) from Abilene Christian University. Bethany’s primary research interests center around questions of performance practice of nineteenth-century American popular song. Her current research concerns the practice of corseting, examining its impact on the body, the voice, and the performance of ideal femininity through musical performance. She has presented her work at national and international conferences, including at meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Feminist Theory and Music, the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, and the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music.