Bard Faculty

Christopher H. Gibbs

James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music; Coartistic Director, Bard Music Festival

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Bard Conservatory of Music: Music Theory and History, Music

Academic Expertise: Music

Area of Specialization: Music History

Biography:

B.A., Haverford College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Recipient, Dissertation Prize of the Austrian Cultural Institute (1992), ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award (1998); fellow, American Council of Learned Societies (1999–2000). Musicological director of the Schubertiade at the 92nd Street Y in New York City; musicological adviser for the Schubert Festival at Carnegie Hall (1997) and the Bard Music Festival (2000, 2002); coartistic director, Bard Music Festival (2003– ). Program annotator and musicological consultant, Philadelphia Orchestra (2000– ). Author, The Life of Schubert (2000); editor, The Cambridge Companion to Schubert (1997); coeditor, Liszt and His World (2006); associate editor, The Musical Quarterly. Contributor to New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 19th-Century Music, Schubert durch die Brille, Current Musicology, Opera Quarterly, and Chronicle of Higher Education. Faculty, SUNY Buffalo (1993–2003). At Bard since 2002.
Interests:

Research Interests: Music biography; reception history; opera; 19th-century music

Teaching Interests: 19th-century music; opera

Other Interests: Vienna

Highlights:

2012-02-05 — Publication
The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition

Co-authored with Richard Taruskin
Website: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Music/MusicHistoryWestern/?view=usa&ci=97801950

Contact:

Phone: 845-758-7108
E-mail: gibbs@bard.edu