J.W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music
850 Forest Ave
South Bend, Indiana 46616
Home telephone: (574) 233-1263
Office: 211 Crowley Hall
Office telephone: (574) 631-6211
Ph.D. in musicology, Harvard University, 1975.
Dissertation: "Music of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in France”
Advisor: Prof. David G. Hughes
M.A. in musicology, Harvard University, 1971
B. Mus. with a major in applied piano, Southwestern University in Georgetown,
University of Notre Dame – J. W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music, 2005 -
University of Notre Dame - full professor, Department of Music, 1991 -
University of Notre Dame - associate professor, Department of Music, 1988-91
University of Notre Dame - assistant professor, Program of Liberal Studies,
Ithaca College - assistant professor of musicology, 1981-1984
Washington University in St. Louis - assistant professor, 1974-1981
Heine and the Lied. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Schubert’s Late Lieder: Beyond the Song Cycles. Cambridge, England: Cambridge
University Press, 2002. Paperback edition, 2006.
Hugo Wolf and his Mörike Songs. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press,
2000. Paperback edition, 2006.
Schubert, Müller, and Die schöne Müllerin. Cambridge, England: Cambridge
University Press, 1997. Paperback edition, 2006.
Schubert's poets and the making of lieder. Cambridge, England: Cambridge
University Press, 1996. Paperback edition, 1999.
Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University
Hugo Wolf: The Vocal Music. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press,
Retracing a Winter's Journey: Schubert's Winterreise. Ithaca and London: Cornell
University Press, 1991.
Franz Schubert - Winterreise: The Autograph Score, with an introduction by
Susan Youens (pp. vii-xvii). New York: Dover Publications, 1989.
Books in progress
A Social History of the Lied – under contract to Cambridge University Press
Articles and chapters completed in 2007 and awaiting publication
“’So tönt in Welle Welle’: Schubert’s Pantheist Songs” commissioned for Studien zur
Wertungsforschung, vol. 48: Verwandlungsmusik – Über komponierte Transfigurationen,
ed. Andreas Dorschel
“Schubert’s Swan Songs” commissioned for a special Schubert issue of Nineteenth-Century
“The Cry of the Schuhu: Schumann’s ‘Warnung’,” commissioned for The Oxford Companion
to Schumann, ed. Roe-Min Kok and Laura Tunbridge for Oxford University Press
Articles and book chapters commissioned in 2007, in progress
“The Songs of Richard Strauss,” commissioned for The Cambridge Companion to Strauss,
ed. Charles Youmans for Cambridge University Press
“Bildung, Barbarians, and the Bourgeoisie: Racial Theory in a Schumann Song,”commissioned
for a special Schumann issue of Il Saggiatore musicale in Milan
Over the past six years, I have written over fifty program-booklet essays for the Julia Goldwurm Song Series recitals at Carnegie Hall, including recitals by such luminaries as Deborah Voigt, Matthias Goerne, Ian Bostridge, Soile Isokoski, Dorothea Röschmann, Thomas Hampson, Renee Fleming, Barbara Bonney, Olaf Baer, Ben Heppner, Andreas Scholl, Dietrich Henschel, Bryn Terfel, Karita Mattila, Gerald Finley, Kiri Te Kanawa, and others.
Articles in books and refereed journals
“’Pure’ Song: ‘Du bist wie eine Blume’ and the Heine-Juggernaut,” in Nineteenth-Century
Music Review, vol. 3, no. 2 (2006): 1-36.
“Heine, Liszt, and the Song of the Future” in Liszt and His World, ed. Christopher Gibbs and
Dana Gooley, pp. 39-74 (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2006).
“Maskenfreiheit and Schumann’s Napoleon Ballad,” in The Journal of Musicology, vol. 22,
no. 1 (Winter 2005): 5-46
“Mörike’s Mozart, Wolf’s Schubert: ‘Denk’ es, o Seele!”, in the Schweizer
Jahrbuch der Musikwissenschaft/Annales Suisses de Musicologie, vol. 24: Centenaire
Hugo Wolf (2004): 83-119.
“Tradition and innovation: the Lieder of Hugo Wolf" in James Parsons, ed., The Cambridge
Companion to the Lied, pp. 204-222 (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press,
“Mendelssohn’s songs” in The Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn, ed. Peter Mercer-
Taylor, pp. 189-205 (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
“Echoes of the Wounded Self: Schubert’s ‘Ihr Bild’” in Goethe and Schubert: Across the
Divide, ed. Lorraine Byrne and Dan Farrelly, pp. 1-18 (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2003).
“Words and Music in Germany and France” in James Samson, ed., The Cambridge
Companion to 19th-Century Music, pp. 460-499 (Cambridge, England: Cambridge
University Press, 2002).
“Of Spain and Sin: A Glance at Wolf’s Spanisches Liederbuch,” in Siglind Bruhn,
ed., The Numinous in Music, pp. 22-49. New York: Pendragon Press, 2002.
Articles on “Hugo Wolf,” “Wilhelm Müller,” and “Eduard Mörike” in The New Grove
Dictionary of Music & Musicians, 7th edition, forthcoming 2000
“The Undoing of Desire: Hugo Wolf’s Paired Songs in the Mörike-Lieder” in Il Saggiatore
musicale, vol. 6, nos. 1-2 (1999): 183-212.
"Doubters and Believers: Case-studies in the geistliche Lieder of Hugo Wolf," special issue on
musical hermeneutics of The American Journal of Semiotics, ed. Siglind Bruhn, vol. 13,
nos. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 1998): 103-146.
"Of Dwarves, Perversion, and Patriotism: Schubert's 'Der Zwerg,' D. 771" in 19th-Century
Music, vol. 20, no. 2 (Fall 1997): 177-207.
"Schubert and his Poets: Issues and Conundrums" in The Cambridge Companion to Schubert,
ed. Christopher Gibbs, pp. 99-120. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
"Franz Schubert's Songs" in German Lieder in the Nineteenth Century, ed. Rufus Hallmark,
pp. 31-75. New York: Schirmer Books, 1996. Reprinted Routledge, 2007.
"Behind the Scenes: Die schöne Müllerin before Schubert" in 19th-Century Music, vol. 15, no. 1
(Summer 1991): 3-22.
"The Song Sketches of Hugo Wolf" in Current Musicology, no. 44 (1990): 5-37.
"Memory, Identity, and the Uses of the Past: Schubert and Luciano Berio's Recital I (for
Cathy)" in Franz Schubert-Der Fortschrittliche? Analysen- Perspektiven-Fakten, ed. Erich
Wolfgang Partsch. Veröffentlichungen des Internationalen Franz Schubert Instituts, vol. 4,
ed. Ernst Hilmar (Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1989): 231-248.
"Hugo Wolf and the Operatic Grail: The Search for a Libretto" in The Cambridge Opera
Journal, vol. 1, no. 3 (November 1989): 277-98.
"Drama in the Lied: Piano vs. Voice in Hugo Wolf's Serenades" in Studies in Music from the
University of Western Australia, no. 23 (1989), 61-87.
"An Unseen Player: Destiny in Pelléas et Mélisande" in Reading Opera, ed. Arthur Groos and
Roger Parker (Princeton University Press, 1988): 60-91.
"To Tell a tale: Symbolist Narrative in Debussy's Fêtes galantes I" in Nineteenth-Century
French Studies, vol. 16, nos. 1 & 2 (Fall-Winter 1987-8), 180-191.
"Le Soleil des morts: A Fin-de-siècle Portrait Gallery" in 19th-Century Music, vol. 11, no. 1
(Summer 1987): 43-58. Reprinted in Music at the Turn of Century: A 19th-Century Music
Reader, ed. Joseph Kerman (Universityof California Press, 1990): 151-166.
"Wegweiser in Winterreise" in The Journal of Musicology, vol. 5, no. 3 (Summer 1987):
"Music, Verse, and Prose-Poetry: Debussy's Trois Chansons de Bilitis" in The Journal of
Musicological Research, vol. 7 (1986): 69-94.
"Schubert, Mahler, and the weight of the past: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and
Winterreise" in Music & Letters, vol. 67, no. 3 (Winter 1986): 48-61.
"Winterreise: In the Right Order" in Soundings, No. 13 (Summer 1985): 41-50.
"Retracing a Winter Journey: Schubert's Winterreise, D. 911" in 19th-Century Music, vol. 8,
no. 3 (Summer 1985): 36-54.
"A Gradual Diminuendo: Debussy's Emendations to the Trois Ballades de François Villon" in
Perspectives on Music: Essays on Collections at The Humanities Research Center, ed. Dave
Oliphant & Thomas Zigal (The University of Texas, The Humanities Research Center, 1985):
"Schubert and the Poetry of Graf August von Platen-Hallermünde" in The Music Review, vol.
46, no. 1 (February 1985): 19-34.
"Metamorphoses of a Melody: Schubert's 'Wiegenlied,' D. 498, in Twentieth Century Opera" in
The Opera Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 2 (Summer 1984): 35-48.
"Musical Metre and Poetic Rhythm in Schubert's Winterreise" in Music & Letters, vol. 65, no. 1
(January 1984): 28-40.
"The Essential Don: 'Fin ch'han dal vino' reconsidered" in The Opera Journal, vol. 17, no. 2
"The Texts of Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21" in Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, vol. 8,
no. 2 (November 1984): 94-115.
"Considerations of Musical Prosody in Debussy's Trois Ballades de François Villon" in The
Journal of Musicology, vol. 2, no. 4 (Fall 1983): 418-33.
"Charlatans, Pedants, and Fools: Goethe and the Background to Hugo Wolf's 'Cophtisches
Lied I'" in Studies in Music from the University of Western Ontario, vol. 8 (1983): 77-92.
"Tragic Irony in the Second-Act Quartet of Verdi's Otello" in The Opera Journal, vol. 16, no. 1
(Spring 1983): 2-15.
"Debussy's Setting of Verlaine's 'Colloque sentimental:' From the Past to the Present" in
Studies in Music, no. 15 (December 1981): 93-105.
"'Alles endet, was entstehet' - The Second of Hugo Wolf's Michelangelo-Lieder" in Studies in
Music, no. 14 (December 1980): 87-103.
"The Muse Plays Pranks: Inspiration and Comedy in Wolf's Moerike-Lieder" in Journal of
Research in Singing, vol. 12, no. 1 (December 1988): 13-34.
"Madness in Music: Agnes' Song" in Journal of Research in Singing, vol. 11, no. 1 (December
"Elegies within Elegies: 'Anakreons Grab' from the Goethe-Lieder of Hugo Wolf" in Journal of
Research in Singing [JRS], vol. 10, no. 2 (June 1987): 31-42.
"On Debussy's Song Cycles," in The NATS Bulletin, vol. 43, no. 1 (September-October 1986):
"Debussy and Tristan l'Hermite: Le Promenoir des deux amants" in The NATS Bulletin,
vol. 43, no. 2 (November-December 1986): 22-25.
"Reflections on the two Müller-cycles of Franz Schubert" in The NATS Bulletin (January-
February 1985): 36-39.
"Hugo Wolf and Gottfried Keller: 'Wie glänzt der helle Mond" in The NATS Bulletin, vol. 41,
no. 1 (September-October 1984): 15-20.
"Baudelaire in music: Henri Duparc and 'L'Invitation au voyage'" in The NATS Bulletin
(March-April 1982): 9-13.
"Gabriel Fauré's 'Clair de lune,' Op. 46, no. 2" in The NATS Bulletin (September-October 1980):
Miscellaneous: Liner notes for twenty-seven CDs brought out by Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, Phillips, RCA Red Seal, Hyperion, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Newport Classics, and program booklet essays for the Edinburgh Festival 1998, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festivals 1993-94, Ravinia Summer Festival, the Pierpont Morgan Library Recital Series, Tanglewood 1996, etc.
Grants, awards, and professional offices
1. Major grants
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent
Scholars for the academic year 2005-2006
National Humanities Center Fellowship, 2003-2004
Guggenheim Fellowship 2001-2002
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent
Scholars for September 1994-September 1995
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and Individual
Scholars for August 1987 to August 1988
2. Smaller grants
Grant for $1,200 from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame for travel to London, 2-12 July 2000, for research at the British Library
Grant for $1, 500 from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the University of Notre Dame in order to give three invited lectures at the international festival "Goethe and Music" at the University of Girona in Figueres, Spain, 3-4 September 1998
Research travel grant from The Graduate School, University of Notre Dame, for $4,500 in 1996 (travel to Marbach and Vienna)
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) research stipend (2,500 DM) for April-May 1995
American Philosophical Society Travel Grant for Summer 1993 for $1,500
Notre Dame Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) travel grant for $2,350 for travel to Berlin and Vienna in October 1993
National Endowment for the Humanities Travel-to-Collections Grant in the amount of $750 for Summer 1992 to begin work on Schubert's poets and the making of lieder
A research-and-travel grant for $4, 500 for Summer 1989 from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts to work in the Boston Public Library and at Harvard University on Hugo Wolf and his Mörike Songs
A junior faculty summer research grant (Summer 1986) for $2,500 from the Notre Dame Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts for work in Vienna on the manuscript sources of Franz Schubert's Winterreise
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grant in the amount of $3,000 to work in Paris (Summer 1985), augmented by $1,000 from the Notre Dame Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
The Ford Summer Research Grant in the amount of $2,500 (Summer 1984) from Ithaca College (I gave up this award in order to accept a position at the University of Notre Dame)
3. Awards and offices
Elected to the American Musicological Society Board of Directors for the 1997-2000 term
The Dana Prize ($1,500) at Ithaca College in 1984 for outstanding research and publications by a faculty member during the preceding year
Lectures for Ravinia’s Steans Institute for Young Artists, “Schubert Sessions,” August 2007
Vancouver International Song Institute, June 19-23, 2007 – two lectures, coaching, and master-classes
Two lectures at a Schubert Festival in Texas, May 30-June 3rd, 2007, in conjunction with the famous singer Julianne Baird, The Shanghai String Quartet, and the pianist Todd Crowe
Keynote address, “Janus sings a barcarolle,” at the conference, “Music & Text,” Indiana University at Bloomington, February 11-13, 2006
12 October 2006 – “Schubert’s Ellen Songs,” lecture at Carnegie Hall in conjunction with Graham Johnson
Lecture-recital, coaching, and lectures at the Ravinia Festival, August 2006 for the Schumann year 2006
“Disputation from Within: Schubert’s Fisher-Girl and her Aftermath,” invited lecture at Oxford University, 23 May 2006
“Schubert’s Quarrel with Heine,” invited lecture at the University of California at Berkeley, 3 May 2006
“Schubert’s Quarrel with Heine,” invited lecture at Reed College, 19 March 2006
“Schubert, Narcissus, and Heine,” invited lecture at Carnegie Hall, in conjunction with master-classes by the eminent baritone Thomas Quasthoff, 16 March 2006
“Echoes of the wounded self: Schubert’s ‘Ihr Bild’”, invited lecture at Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, Maryland, 14 April 2005
“Echoes of the wounded self: Schubert’s ‘Ihr Bild’” and “Mörike’s Mozart, Wolf’s Schubert” at the Orpheus Institute for Music Theory, Ghent, Belgium, 29 March – 2 April 2005
20 October 2004, guest lecture at North Texas State University, “Drowning the Erlking: Clara Schumann’s Lorelei”
Three lectures, “Late Brahms and Early Wolf,” “Gleichgestimmte Seelen: Hugo Wolf and Eduard Mörike,” and “Schoenberg’s Buch des hängenden Gärten” for Westminster Choir College, 14-16 July 2004
Keynote address, “Heine and Music History,” at the International Conference on 19th-Century Music, Durham University, Durham, England, 5-9 July 2004
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Music, 17 April 2004 – invited speaker at a conference on “Revisions and Rethinkings” with a paper entitled “The Cultural Migration of a Masterpiece: Le voyage d’hiver”
Class of 1960 Distinguished Lecture Symposium at Williams College, April 6-8, 2004, “Schubert and Heine/Genius and Revulsion;” “Protest Music: Schumann’s Heine Ballads;” and “Schubert at the Seashore: ‘Am Meer’”
Invited guest lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music in London, 19 March 2004, “The Politics of Balladry: Schumann’s and Heine’s Grenadiers”
Invited guest lecturer for the Departments of German and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 9 February 2004, “Myth Made Modern: Clara Schumann’s Loreley”
Ritter Lecture Series at Tufts University, 19 November 2003, “Translating a winter journey: Winterreise en français”
Keynote address, American Musicological Society Southeast Chapter Meeting, Greensboro, North Carolina, “September 27, 2003, “Echoes of the wounded self: Schubert’s ‘Ihr Bild’”
Three lectures, “Schubert’s Songs of a ‘Good death’”, “Robert’s and Clara Schumann’s Loreley Lieder,” “Wolf’s Homages to Wagner,” for Westminster Choir College, July 14-16, 2003
Two guest lectures, “Schubert’s ‘Am Meer’ and ” and “Myth Made Modern: Clara Schumann’s Loreley,” at Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Music, 7 April 2003
Keynote address on “Echoes of the wounded self: Schubert’s ‘Ihr Bild’” for the conference, “Schubert, Goethe, and Claudine von Villa Bella” at Trinity College Dublin, 5 April 2003
“Poisoned Hymns in Schubert’s Heine Songs,” invited lecture, Tufts University, March 14, 2003
“Heine and Song: The History of a Long Misunderstanding” – invited lecture, Harvard University, March 17, 2003
“Music In and Out of Time: Schubert, Wolf, and ‘Um Mitternacht’” – invited lecture, Duke University special symposium on The Songs of Hugo Wolf, February 11, 2003
“Echoes, reflections, and the wounded self in ‘Ihr Bild’” – invited lecture, Cambridge University,
Thursday, 28 November 2002
Fourth annual John F. Larchet Memorial Lecture, University College Dublin, 4 March 2002, “To see worlds in a grain of sand: Contemplating Lieder”
“Hidden Death in Schubert’s Late Songs,” paper given at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) meeting in Seattle, 14-17 August 2001
Invited lecture, “Idyll and Death in Late Schubert: The Case of ‘Das Lied im Grünen,” University of Iowa School of Music Lectures Series, 31 March 2001
Keynote address, “Of Great Composers, Lesser Poets, and Music at the Close: ‘Der Winterabend’” at the International Conference on Music and Literature in German Romanticism, University College Dublin, 8 – 10 December 2000
24 September 2000 – “Ego, Ehrgeiz, and the Lied: Schubert’s Pyrker Songs,” Midwest chapter meeting of the American Musicological Society, Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 30 July 2000 – “Ego, Ehrgeiz, and the Lied: Schubert’s Pyrker Songs” at the International Conference on 19th-Century Music at Royal Holloway University of London
Friday, 17 September – Sunday, 19 September 1999, invited speaker for a conference on “The Songs of Hugo Wolf” at the University of Nebraska (two papers, “Paired Songs, Unpaired Personae” and “The Fire-rider: Song, History, and Nationalist Mythology”
7 May 1999, invited lecture, “The Myth of the Poet’s Composer: Hugo Wolf and Eduard Mörike,” special symposium in honor of Otto Albrecht at the University of Pennsylvania
3-4 September 1998, Festival of "Goethe and Music" at the University of Girona in Figueres, Spain - three lectures ("Goethe and the Lied," "Past Poets and Zukunftsmusik in the Songs of Hugo Wolf," and "Wolf Revises Liszt: The Case of 'Grenzen der Menschheit'") for a conference-symposium-concert series devoted to Goethe and music
I was engaged by Jon Aaron Concert Management/Trawick Artist Management in New York to give pre-concert lectures around the country from September through May 1996-97 and from September through May 1997-98 in conjunction with Sanford Sylvan, baritone, and David Breitman, pianist. These recitals and lectures are in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Schubert on 31 January 1797. The 1996-97 lecture-recitals were given in Los Angeles at UCLA; in New York City's Weill Recital Hall (two concerts); Montreal; the Renaissance & Baroque Society in Pittsburgh; the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; the Washington D. C. Chamber Music Society; the Cleveland Museum Concert Series; Bates College in Lewiston, Maine; San Francisco Chamber Music Society; University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio; and Haverford College in Philadelphia. The lectures for 1997-98 are at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho in late September 1997; Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston on 21 November 1997; DePauw College in Greencastle, Indiana; Carnegie Hall; University of Southern California; Emmanuel Church in Boston, etc.
October 1997, lectures on Schubert's Winterreise and on the lieder of Hugo Wolf at St. Mary's University of Maryland
7 January 1997, invited lecture, "When Composer and Poet Disagree: Schubert's Emendations of Wilhelm Müller's Die schöne Müllerin" at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio
19 March 1997, invited paper, "Literary Traditions in Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin" for Southwest Chapter Meeting, American Musicological Society, at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
3 March 1997, guest lecture, "Schubert's Emendations of Wilhelm Müller's Die schöne Müllerin," Pennsylvania State University
"Two-by-Four: Paired Songs in Hugo Wolf's Gedichte von Eduard Mörike," invited colloquium paper at Cornell University on 2 December 1996.
On 23 May 1997, invited paper "Transformations of Balladry in Schubert's Late Song Oeuvre" at the International Franz Schubert Symposium sponsored by the Wiener Festwoche in honor of the bicentennial of Schubert's birth.
"'Lilies that fester': Sex and Death in Müller's and Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin," invited lecture at Duke University on 29 February 1997.
"Songs of Obsession: The Poetisches Tagebuch of Schulze and Schubert," invited lecture at the Institut der Musikwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, May 8, 1995
"Transformation of the Romance: French Song at Mid-Century" and "From Mélodie to Modernism: Debussy and the Remaking of French Art-Song," lectures at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, July 1995
"Of Dwarves, Perversion, and Nationalism: Schubert's 'Der Zwerg,' D. 771," invited paper for a conference in Washington, D. C. on "Schubert's Piano Music" sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, April 5-9, 1995
"Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch,"guest lecture at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas on 19 September 1994
"From Folk Poem to Art Song: Hugo Wolf's Italian Songbook;" "'Where the Oranges Glow': Italy through the Eyes of German Painters;" and "'The Fire-rider': The Songwriting Art of Hugo Wolf," guest lectures at the symposium "The Lure of the South: German Artists and Composers in Italy," Southwestern University, 23-24 September 1994
"Intimations of Mortality in Schubert's Winterreise" and "The Piano as Actor in Schubert's Songs," guest lectures at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on 16 July and 23 July 1994
"Schubert: Songs and Dances of Death," invitational colloquium at the 22 April 1994 "Schubertiade at the Y" festival in New York
"En Route to Winterreise: Schubert and the Poetry of Ernst Schulze," paper at the international meeting, "Schubert and the Wanderer," University of Victoria, British Columbia, March 22, 1993
"Schubert's Early Songs," "Wilhelm Müller and Schubert," "Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin," three invited lectures for the Southwestern Schubertiad at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas on September 23-26, 1993
"Ernst Schulze and the Sisterly Muses, or Deception and the Art of Biography," invited lecture at Washington University in St. Louis, 23 October 1992
"'The Sappho of Vienna:' Gabriele von Baumberg and Schubert's Experiments with Opera-in-the-Lied," paper given at the International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music at the University of Exeter, 25 September 1992.
"Suicide, Scandal, and the Lied: The Case of Heinrich and Charlotte Stieglitz," University of Notre Dame Music Department Lecture Series, December 4, 1991.
"The Texts of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21" at the conference "Pierrot and Le Marteau: Schoenberg and Pierre Boulez," jointly sponsored by UCLA, USC, The Arnold Schoenberg Institute, The Goethe Society, Los Angeles Philharmonic, etc., March 14-16, 1987
"The Unseen Player: Destiny in Pelléas et Mélisande," invitational paper for a conference on "Reading Opera" at Cornell University on 25 October 1986
"Editorial Problems in two songs from Schubert's Winterreise," guest speaker at the Music Department/Lincoln Hall colloquium series at Cornell University in April 1984
"The Background to Wolf's 'Cophtisches Lied I'", an invited lecture at the University of Western Ontario in November 1982