Elizabeth Hoover, Musicology

230 Center for the Performing Arts
(513) 529-2054

Elizabeth Hoover is an Associate Teaching Professor in Music in the Department of Music who specializes in twentieth-century music and American experimentalism. Her research interests explore the intersections of sound, image and gesture in multimedia and screen media, including opera, happenings, film, television, and music videos. She has lectured at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, presented papers at various symposiums and conferences, including those held by the Society for American Music and American Musicological Society, and published in Current Musicology, Jazz Perspectives and Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. Her recent work, “Collage and the Feedback Condition of Earle Brown’s Calder Piece,” was published in Beyond Notation: The Music of Earle Brown (University of Michigan Press, 2017), the first monograph on composer Earle Brown, an American pioneer in open form and indeterminacy.

Dr. Hoover’s recurring teaching responsibilities in the Department of Music involve courses for music majors, including the core music history sequence, MUS211 and MUS212, A History of Western Music, and courses for music majors and non-majors alike, such as MUS206, Tracking Sounds: A History of Film Music, and MUS189, Great Ideas in Western Music. She also teaches graduate students in the courses MUS490/590, Special Topics in Music and MUS621, Graduate Research in Music. After participating in the Alumni Teaching Scholars FLC at Miami University (2016-2017), Dr. Hoover began intensely researching music history pedagogy. Her current project applies online learning frameworks, methodologies and technologies to face-to-face delivery methods of university/college-level music appreciation courses.

In 2017, Dr. Hoover started writing as a Digital Media author for W.W. Norton, Inc., for content included in the online resources for the 13th edition of The Enjoyment of Music (Kristine Forney and Andrew Dell’Antonio, 2018). Dr. Hoover holds an MA in Musicology and a PhD in Musicology, both from the University of Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth Hoover