Associate Professor of Music
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
In both her research and teaching, Professor Clark moves among the disciplines of musicology (music history), ethnomusicology (anthropology of music), and dance history, striving to demonstrate the ways that experiences of music are culturally constructed and historically situated.
Most of Professor Clark’s research has focused on French opera and ballet of the nineteenth century; however, she has recently developed strong interests in representations of nature in music and the tradition of music education at Lutheran liberal arts colleges. She teaches on a wide range of topics in music history, including courses on the history of opera and music and the environment.
Clark, M. (2001). Feminization of Ballet. In A. Latham, & R. Parker (Eds.), Verdi in Performance (pp. 120-124). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Clark, M. (2002). Quadrille as embodied musical experience in nineteenth-century Paris. Journal of Musicology, 19(3), 503-526.
Clark, M. (2003). Body and the Voice in La Muette de Portici. 19th-Century Music, 27(2), 116-131.
Clark, M. (2005). Role of 'Gustave', ou Le 'Bal Masque' in restraining the bourgeois body during the July monarchy. Musical Quarterly, 88(2), 204-231.