Faculty & Staff

Dr. Emily H. Green

Music History

Assistant Professor of Music
  • Music History
  • Advanced Topics in Music History
  • Popular Music in America
  • B.A., Cornell University
  • M.M., University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University

Dr. Emily H. Green is Assistant Professor of Music at George Mason University. Her research focuses on the strategies of music publishing and marketing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century western Europe. She is particularly interested in title pages and dedications, and attempts to discover what they communicated to their readers, both in the marketplace and in the home. This exploration visits interdisciplinary areas of inquiry like: the history of gendered advertising; the role of consumerism in the construction of taste; ethnographic considerations of celebrity, capital, and prestige; biography and the performance of authenticity; and the histories of collaborative authorship and silent reading. She has authored a monograph, Dedicating Music, 1785–1850 on patterns of dedications in this period. The tandem website with downloadable spreadsheets and data can be found here. She has also co-edited with Catherine Mayes Consuming Music: Individuals, Institutions, Communities, 1730-1830 (Univ. of Rochester Press, 2017). Her work has also been published in Current MusicologyEighteenth-Century MusicWidmungen bei Haydn und Beethoven, and The Journal of Musicological Research, as well as The New York Times and NewMusicBox.

She maintains a specialty in performance practice as a keyboardist on modern and historical instruments.  She engages with a wide range of repertoire, from Froberger to Schubert to Louis Andriessen, and has given concerts as a solo, collaborative, and ensemble player on harpsichord, early and modern pianos, and synthesizers.

Her other areas of teaching specialty include: feminist and queer theory; pop, hip-hop, and music video; and post-war American music.

She has previously taught at Yale University’s Department of Music (as an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow), the Peabody Conservatory, Catholic University of America, and American University.

Contact Dr. Green:  egreen10@gmu.edu
Learn more about Dr. Green’s upcoming publication here.