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Joseph Auner
Professor of Music

Joseph Auner, Professor of Music, Tufts University; former Vice President, The American Musicological Society.

His scholarly work focuses on Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, turn of the century Vienna, Weimar Berlin, and music and technology.

Books: Music in the 20th- and 21st Centuries and Anthology of Music in the 20th- and 21st Centuries (Norton, 2013); A Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg, ed. with Jennifer Shaw (Cambridge, 2010); A Schoenberg Reader (Yale, 2003); Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought, ed. with Judy Lochhead (Routledge, 2001).

Recent articles include: "Weighing, Measuring, Embalming Tonality," in Tonality 1910-1950, eds. Wörner, Rupprecht, and Scheideler (Steiner, 2012), "Losing your Voice: Sampled Speech and Song from the Uncanny to the Unremarkable, "in Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging in an Age of Ubiquitous Computing, ed. Ekman (MIT Press, 2012), and "Wanted Dead and Alive: Historical Performance Practice and Electro-Acoustic Music from Abbey Road to IRCAM," in Music in Print and Beyond: Hildegard von Bingen to The Beatles, eds. Monson and Marvin (Rochester 2013).

He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musical Society and General Editor of Garland/Routledge Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Before coming to Tufts in 2006 he was Associate Provost at Stony Brook University. His Ph.D. is from The University of Chicago (1991); he earned his B.A. at The Colorado College (1981), which granted him an Honorary Doctorate in 2014.

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Joseph Auner

Joseph Auner

Office: M172, Granoff Music Center
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Tel: 617.627.3564

Class Office Hours:
Mon 2-4pm
Tue/Thu 3-5pm

Department of Music
Granoff Music Center
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155