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Associate Professor of Music History & Literature
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Danielle Kuntz

Danielle KuntzAssociate Professor of Music History & Literature
Riemenschneider Bach Institute Scholar-in-Residence

Ph.D., M.A., University of Minnesota
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania



Danielle M. Kuntz is an associate professor of music history and Riemenschneider Bach Institute (RBI) Scholar-in-Residence, where she coordinates the RBI Scholars Program. She holds a Ph.D. (2014) and M.M. (2009) in historical musicology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to her graduate work, she received a B.S. in music education (2007) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of a Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2019.

Kuntz's primary research focuses on the archival and interdisciplinary study of music in the eighteenth century, with special expertise in the music of Portugal and the Luso-Hispanic World, as well as the relationship between music and issues of representation and power.

Her research has received the support of numerous competitive fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Dissertation Research Fellowship (Lisbon, Portugal, 2012-2013), Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant (Advanced Portuguese Language Study, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, 2012), the University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2013-2014), and the University of Minnesota Best Dissertation Award (Fine Arts, 2014).

Kuntz has presented her research nationally and internationally, including the Annual Conference of the American Musicological Society and the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music. She previously taught at the University of Minnesota and St. Olaf College.