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Ed Hafer

Dr. Ed Hafer

Associate Professor


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, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and Hamburg, 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."

  • PHD - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006)
  • MM - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001)
  • BA - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1997)

Graduate Music History Review
Music Bibliography
Medieval & Renaissance Music
Baroque Music
Classical Music
Nineteenth-Century Music
Twentieth-Century Music
Masterworks of J.S. Bach
Masterworks of Franz Schubert
Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
Music, Propaganda, and Resistance (Honors Seminar)
A History of Weird Music (Honors Seminar)
Honors Music Appreciation
The Pedagogy of Music Appreciation
Vienna, City of Music (Study-abroad)
Music History I
Writing about Music

  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • German (Professional Working)
  • French (Limited Working)

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Areas of Expertise

Music History