Assistant Professor of Musicology
Edward Hafer, Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Southern Mississippi, holds a B.A. in Music History and Literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the M.M. and Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has had additional training at Millersville University (PA); Goethe Institutes in Düsseldorf and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany; and he has participated in a seminar on the works of Richard Wagner at the University of Bayreuth.
His research interests lie in the music of the nineteenth century, music & painting, and music of the Holocaust. He has presented and/or published research on Wagner, Schubert, Music & Painting, Music Pedagogy, and Cabaret Performances at the Concentration Camp Westerbork. During the summers, he leads a study-abroad course in Vienna, Austria entitled, "Vienna, City of Music: 1781-1827."