J. Peter Burkholder
Distinguished Professor of Music (Musicology); Chair—Department of Musicology
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Simon Center, M225D
- Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1983
- M.A., University of Chicago, 1980
- A.B., Earlham College, 1975
J. Peter Burkholder's research interests include twentieth-century music, Charles Ives, musical borrowing, American music, musical meaning, analysis, and music history pedagogy.
He is the author of Charles Ives: The Ideas Behind the Music and All Made of Tunes: Charles Ives and the Uses of Musical Borrowing and co-author of A History of Western Music, 8th ed., with Donald Jay Grout and Claude V. Palisca, and of Norton Anthology of Western Music, 6th ed., with Claude V. Palisca.
He is the editor of Charles Ives and His World, is co-editor of Charles Ives and the Classical Tradition, and has articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., Grove Music Online, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Musicology, 19th-Century Music, Musical Quarterly, Notes, Music Theory Spectrum, College Music Symposium, Journal of Music History Pedagogy, and others. He has also written liner notes for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and Centaur.
Burkholder was named an honorary member of the American Musicological Society in 2010, the youngest person to receive this award. In addition, he has received awards from the American Musicological Society (Alfred Einstein Award), Society for American Music (two Irving Lowens Awards), and ASCAP (two Deems Taylor Awards), as well as Danforth, Rockefeller, and American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships.
He has served as president, vice-president, and director-at-large of the American Musicological Society, as a board member of the College Music Society, and as President of the Charles Ives Society.