Sasha Metcalf

Alumni

Specialization

MA Musicology, Spring 2011; 
PhD Musicology, Summer 2015; 
Certificate in College and University Teaching, Summer 2015

Bio

Sasha Metcalf studies the interplay between administrators, artists and performing-arts institutions during the late 20th Century. Her current book project, Revitalizing American Opera, uses Philip Glass's reception history as a lens to examine how impresarios at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Repertory Theater, and Houston Grand Opera challenged the role of opera in American culture, inspiring and taking advantage of new funding programs under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts and OPERA America. Metcalf has presented her work at conferences including the American Musicological Society, Society for American Music, Society for Minimalist Music, and New Music Gathering. This research is featured in New Music Box and the journal American Music. Previously, Metcalf was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology at Vanderbilt University and a Lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also has served as newsletter editor of the Society for Minimalist Music since 2015.