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Barbara Dietlinger

Dr. Barbara Dietlinger

Assistant Professor


Barbara Dietlinger is Assistant Professor of Musicology at USM’s School of Music. Prior to her faculty appointment at USM, she was a Humanities Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago (2021-22). She received her PhD in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago in 2021. In addition, she holds two Magister Artium degrees in Musicology and Slavic Philology from the University of Munich, Germany.

Barbara specializes in the music and sound world of the early modern period. Her research focuses on the interplay of music, visual art, and print culture in memory formation in Saxony, Bohemia, and the Low Countries. Her article “The Composer’s Influence on the Renarration of History: Heinrich Schütz’s ‘Nun danket alle Gott,’ SWV 418,” was published in the 2019 Schütz-Jahrbuch. Additionally, she writes about opera and media. Her current project investigates the unlikely collaboration of West German and Czechoslovakian TV channels in producing TV operas and oratorios.

  • PHD - University of Chicago (2021)
  • MM - University of Chicago (2017)
  • MA - Univ of Munich (2015)

MUS 165: The Enjoyment of Music (Spring 2023)
MUS 435: Baroque Music (Spring 2023)
MUS 535: Baroque Music (Spring 2023)
MUS 500: Writing about Music (Fall 2022)
MUS 534: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Music (Fall 2022)
MUS 692: Music in War and Peace (Fall 2022)

  • German (Native or Bilingual)
  • Czech (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

early music; popular early music; music, memory, and commemoration; music and war; music and the (Counter-)Reformation; opera in media; early television history; digital humanities; music accessibility