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MA, DPhil, University of Oxford
Karen Henson is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century opera, singers and music-theatrical performance, and opera and technology. She trained at the University of Oxford and in Paris, and her work has been supported by fellowships and awards from The British Academy, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Henson is the author of Opera Acts: Singers and Performance in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and editor of Technology and the Diva: Sopranos, Opera, and Media from Romanticism to the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press, 2016). She is now working on a book about opera and early sound recording.
Henson teaches a range of courses, from music appreciation, through the music history survey, to graduate seminars. She is an enthusiastic graduate advisor and welcomes applications from students interested in working toward the MA in musicology.
Music Building 311