Professor of Musicology
Ph.D. in Musicology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A. in Musicology, Louisiana State University
B.A. in Music Education, University of West Florida
Dr. Strasser's research interests focus primarily on music of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His dissertation, written under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Ringer, was a study of the Société Nationale de Musique, a concert society that promoted the composition of new French music in fin-de-siècle Paris. He has presented papers on aspects of his research at conference of the American Musicological Society and the International Musicological society. In addition, Dr. Strasser has published an article on Arnold Schoenberg, and presented papers on Mexican colonial church music and music in colonial New England. While researching his dissertation, Dr. Strasser spent two years in Paris as a recipient of a prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship awarded by the French government for the study of French history and culture. He has taught at the University of Evansville, and before turning his attention to musicology, was a band director at a high school in Florida and at the University of Louisville.