Sandra Johnson-Pomeraning

Sandra Johnson-Pomeraining

Visiting Assistant Professor

302 Rentschler Hall


  • PhD, 2003, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
  • MM, BS, St. Cloud State University

Courses Taught Recently

  • MUS 135 Understanding Jazz, Its History & Context
  • MUS 185 The Diverse Worlds of Music • MUS 189 Great Ideas in Western Music
  • MUS 225 History of Rock and Roll

Teaching Commendations

  • 2016 Miami University Center for Teaching Excellence 
  • 2013 Miami University Office of Provost and President

Research Interests

  • American music between the World Wars
  • Sociomusicology contexts in non-Western traditional/popular music genres

Selected Publications

  • “‘What If This Storm Ends?’: Marketing Irish Festival Culture and Tradition in Dublin, Ohio," forthcoming.
  • “Paul Hindemith’s Philosophy and the Role of The Four Temperaments,” College Music Symposium 51 (2013), online.
  • “The Relationship between Hindemith and Milhaud before Mathis der Maler,” Hindemith-Jahrbuch (2004/33), 234–64.
  • Review of music scores of Paul Hindemith released between 1994 and 1997, MLA Notes 56 (March 2000): 776–82. English translation of program notes in Lars Keitel, piano, Zwischenspiel: Robert Schumann-Clara Schumann-Johannes Brahms, Tacet Musikproduktion CD80S00, 1999.

Selected Presentations/Papers

  • “Cultural Lessons from the Pubs,” Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin, Ohio, August 5, 2017.
  • “Soap, Song, and Sentiment: Marketing Stephen Foster in 1940,” American Musicological Society-Midwest Chapter Spring Meeting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, April 12, 2014.
  • “Toward a Model for a Philosophy of Music: Lessons from Augustine and Hindemith,” Musicology Colloquium, Catholic University of America, March 29, 2012.
  • “The Four Temperaments and Paul Hindemith’s Musical Journey of the Soul,” Fifty-Third Annual Meeting of College Music Society, Minneapolis, September 2010. “Paul Hindemith’s The Four Temperaments: An Examination of Philosophical Influences of Claudel and Maritain,” College Music Society-Great Lakes Chapter Meeting, Ball State University, March 2010.

Work in Progress and Recent Accomplishments

  • Intellectual Spiritualism: Renaissance, Revision, and Religion in Hindemith’s The Four Temperaments is the working title of my book-in-progress under consideration by Ashgate Publishing.
  • My strong interest in curriculum design has led to the development of MUS 185 online and, for the Oxford Pathway Program, a significant first-year poster session entitled Global Music Intersections with My Profession.