Noel O. Verzosa, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Music
Office: Brodbeck Music Hall, Room 9
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 5-6 p.m.
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
- B.A., Bowdoin College
- HNMU 318: The Philosophy of Music
- MUSC 100: Fundamentals of Music
- MUSC 103: Introduction to Music
- MUSC 300B: The World of Beethoven
- MUSC 302: World Music
- MUSC 303: Music History & Literature I (Antiquity-1830)
- MUSC 304: Music History & Literature II (1830-Present)
I have spent the last few decades moving from one coast to the other and back again: I grew up in New York and attended college in Maine; I expatriated to California in 2001 for my graduate degree and first teaching job; and I made my return to the east coast in August 2009 to join the Hood College faculty.
Research and teaching interests
I am a music historian with a special interest in French music of the 19th and 20th centuries. My work concerns the ways in which French music reflected the cultural, political, and intellectual trends of this period: 19th century philosophy, the French Third Republic, the birth of abstract painting, the two World Wars, etc. More generally, I am interested in theories of modernism and the avant-garde in the 20th century, as well as in the historiography of music--how the story of Western art music is told and what the manner of storytelling says about our beliefs about music and culture today.