Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

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Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday - 9:00 - 5:00 (Remote)

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Emily Wilbourne

Emily Wilbourne


Fields of Study:

Degrees and Studies:
PhD (Musicology), New York University (2008)
MA (Music), New York University (2005)
M.Mus (Musicology), University of Melbourne (2003)
B.Mus (Musicology) Hons, first class, University of Melbourne (2001)
Dip. ML (Italian), University of Melbourne (2001)

Biographical Information:
Emily Wilbourne specializes in Italian theatrical music and sound during the seventeenth century, and in questions of embodiment, performance, race, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of several books: Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell’Arte (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Lesbian/Opera: Elena Kats-Chernin’s Iphis and Matricide: The Musical (Lyrebird Press, 2022), and Voice, Slavery, and Race in Seventeenth-Century Florence (Oxford University Press, 2023); a collection of essays, co-edited with Suzanne G. Cusick, Acoustemologies in Contact: Sounding Subjects and Modes of Listening in Early Modernity (Open Book Press, 2021) is available via open access. Dr. Wilbourne’s articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Women & Music, Recercare, Teatro e storia, Italian Studies, Echo, and Workplace, as well as in several Oxford Handbooks. In 2011, Dr. Wilbourne was awarded the Philip Brett Award for excellence in queer music scholarship for her article, “Amor nello specchio (1622): Mirroring, Masturbation, and Same-Sex Love”; in 2017-18, she was the Francesco De Dombrowski Fellowship at the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence. From 2017-2021 she was Editor-in-Chief of Women & Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture.


Recent Publications:
“Breastmilk, Exposed Bodies, & the Politics of the Indecent,” Echo: A Music-Centered Journal 14.1 (2016): http://www.echo.ucla.edu/volume-14-1-2016/article-breastmilk-exposed-bodies-politics-indecent/

“The Queer History of the Castrato,” The Oxford Handbook of Music and Queerness, ed. Fred Everett Maus and Sheila Whiteley (2018): http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199793525.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199793525-e-14


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