Faculty, J.W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music and Department Chair
PhD, Cornell University
MMus, King's College London
Berthold Hoeckner holds an MMus from King’s College London, obtained his Staatsexamen in Germanic Studies and Music from the University of Cologne and the Cologne School of Music, and received his PhD from Cornell University in 1994. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1994 until 2021 as a Professor of Music and Humanities in the Department of Music and the College, also serving as associate faculty in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and as affiliate faculty in the Department of Germanic Studies. Honors and Fellowships include the Alfred Einstein Award from the American Musicological Society, a Humboldt Research Fellowship, a Mellon New Directions Fellowship, and a Franke Institute of the Humanities Research Fellowship. His scholarly interests include music since 1800, opera, song, aesthetics, Adorno, music and visual culture, and the social and cognitive psychology of music. His most recent book Film, Music, Memory was published in 2019 by the University of Chicago Press in the Cinema and Modernity Series edited by Tom Gunning. He joined the Department of Music at the University of Notre Dame in 2021 and is a concurrent faculty member in the Department of Film, Theatre &Television.