Michael Baumgartner
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Music
 Office: MU 321
 Phone: 216-687-6932
 Fax: 216-687-9279
 Email: M.BAUMGARTNER29@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 321, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
twentieth-century music, twenty-first-century music, 20th-century music, 21st-century music, film music, opera, musical, musicology, jazz, popular music, Jean-Luc Godard, Duke Ellington, Alfred Schnittke, Kurt Weill
Ph.D., Musicology, University of Salzburg, 2005
M.A., Musicology and Film Studies, University of Zurich, 1999
Brief Bio:
Michael Baumgartner's research interests are music in relation to the other arts (moving images, theatre and contemporary visual arts) and the exploration of the narrative capacity of music. In particular, he explores the music of Kurt Weill, Thea Musgrave, Duke Ellington and Alfred Schnittke. Another area of interest is film music. Baumgartner currently writes a monograph on Jean-Luc Godard's use of music in his films. Together with Ewelina Boczkowska (Youngstown State University), he currently edits an anthology on music in European post-war cinema. Baumgartner has also presented at numerous conferences throughout North America and Europe, including annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Royal Musical Association, the Society for American Music, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Music and the Moving Image, and other conferences such as the Sixth and Seventh Biennial International: Conference on Music since 1900, the Sixteenth Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music and Feminist Theory and Music 10.
Honors and Awards:
Killam Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2006)
Publication grant from Kurt Weill Foundation, New York (2006)
Research Interests:
Music for film and media
Opera and music theatre of the twentieth and twenty-first century
Teaching Areas:
Music history, film music, opera of the twentieth and twenty-first century
University Service:
Member of the University Admissions and Standards Committee (2014-6)