Anne-Marie Reynolds

Associate Professor of


Brodie 117
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Resized 2

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Eastman School of Music
  • M.A., Eastman School of Music
  • B.A., University of California at Riverside


  • Associate Professor, Musicology, SUNY Geneseo (2010-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Musicology, SUNY Geneseo (1999-2010)
  • Intructor, Musicology, SUNY Geneseo (1993-1998)
  • Visiting Professor, Eastman School of Music (Summer 2008, 2009 and 2011)
  • Visiting Professor, Chautauqua Institution (Summer 2000)

Publications and Professional Activities

  • "Nielsen's Saul og David as Tragedy: The Dialectics of Fate and Freedom in Drama and Music," in Niels Krabble, ed., Carl Nielsen Studies, v. 5 (The Danish Royal Library Press, 2012)
  • Program Notes for "Aurora Borealis: Nature and Music in Finland and Scandinavia," Bard Music Festival "Sibelius and his World," August 2011
  • Carl Nielsen's Voice: The Songs in Context (Copenhagen: a joint publication of the Museum Tusculanum, University of Copenhagen Press, and The Royal Library Press, 2010)
  • "Carl Nielsen's Folk-like Songs and the 'Danish National Tone'," in Niels Krabbe, ed., Carl Nielsen Studies, v. 4 (The Danish Royal Library Press, 2009)
  • "Carl Nielsen Unmasked: Art and Popular Musical Styles in His Opera Maskarade," Journal of Musicological Research (2001)
  • "The Early Song Collections: Carl Nielsen Finds his Voice," in Mina Miller, ed., The Nielsen Companion (London: Faber & Faber, Ltd.; 1994)


  • American Musicological Society
  • American-Scandinavian Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma Freshman National Honor Society
  • National Order of Omega
Spring 2015 Classes

MUSC 222:
F/Stage Musicals

    An examination of basic principles of dramatic construction that more or less determine ways in which stories may be presented through various mixtures of narrative prose, lyric poetry, music, dance,
    and scenery. Aristotle's principles of tragic drama form the foundation of that examination for purposes of artistic analysis and criticism. Examples of stage musicals that exhibit a variety of formal origins and presentational styles will be drawn from the repertory available in video format. Attendance at representative performances will be required. Offered every spring
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MUSC 227:
F/Music-Western Civ Since 1750

    A study of music in the history of Western civilization from 1750 to the present, considered within the context of the political, social, and cultural conditions of the various historical periods. Emp
    hasis will be placed not only on stylistic developments within the field of music, but also on interrelationships between music, art, and literature. Listening to, analyzing, and discussing representative compositions will be central to the course. (Attendance at musical performances will be required.) Prerequisites: MUSC 110 or MUSC 210 or an equivalent background in music theory. Offered every spring
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MUSC 333:
Studies in Vocal Lit:

    A seminar focusing on repertoire composed for the voice, delimited by the subtitle in a given semester (e.g., The History of Opera, Mozart's Operas, The Operas of Verdi and Wagner, The History of Art
    Song), and considered within the musical and cultural context of its day. Emphasis is on developments in musical style and performance practice, as well as significant composers, celebrated singers, analytical/performing interpretations, and the relationships between text and music, voice andinstrument, as relevant. Activities central to the course include listening to, viewing, analyzing and discussing representative compositions. Attendance at specific musical performances is required. (May be taken two times under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: MUSC 210 and MUSC 227. Offered spring, odd years
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