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
Fall 2014 Classes

HONR 204:
F/HnSm-FArt:Artist-Third Reich

    This seminar offers an introduction to a topic or set of topics drawn from the fine arts, as designated by the subtitle. Typical subtitles are: Jazz and the American Experience; Picasso:Form and Visi
    on; and Theater as Protest. As a core course, it will engage all students and will not assume any prior knowledge of the discipline(s) involved. As a seminar, the class will focus on a lively discussion and analysis of the issues. May be repeated more than once only with permission from director of the Honors Program. Prerequisites: HONR 202 or permission of program director. Offered once per year
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MUSC 100:
F/UnderstandMusic:Hist of Rock

    The general subtitles offered under the heading Understanding Music" will share a common aim of developing perceptive listening and basic analytical skills through exposure to a specific body of music
    literature, delineated either by style (e.g., jazz or rock) or topic (e.g., The Romantic Spirit, Film Music or a survey of Musical Styles). Each course will begin with an introduction to the musical elements, branching out to consider how these elements function with the specific musical repertory. It will be equally important to consider the role the music, in turn, plays within the ideological, cultural, and political contexts of its time. Attendance at musical performances will be required. "
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MUSC 331:
Studies in Keyboard Lit:

    A seminar focusing on repertoire composed for the keyboard, delimited by the subtitle in a given semester (e.g., The History of Keyboard Literature, Keyboard Literature of the Classical Period, Twenti
    eth-Century Keyboard Literature, The Keyboard as Chamber Instrument), and considered within the musical and cultural context of its day. Emphasis is on developments in musical style, performance practice, and instrument construction, as well as significant composers, celebrated performers, and contrasting analytical/performing interpretations. Activities central to the course include listening to, 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 permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years
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