Michael Strasser

Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael Strasser

Michael Strasser

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

Contact:

mstrasse@bw.edu

Dr. Michael Strasser's research is focused 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. While researching his dissertation, Strasser spent two years in Paris as a recipient of the prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship, awarded by the French government for the study of French history and culture. He has presented papers on aspects of his research into French music, Schoenberg and Mexican colonial church music at national and regional conferences of the American Musicological Society and at various international conferences in the U.S., the U.K. and France. Publications include articles and reviews in 19th-Century Music, Music & Letters, Notes, and Fontes Artis Musicae. Strasser regularly presents pre-concert talks for the Cleveland Orchestra. He previously 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.