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Carol J. Oja
Carol J. Oja is the William Powell Mason Professor of Music. Oja's research focuses on 20th-century American musical traditions. Her book, Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s (2000), won the Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. Other books include Copland and his World (co-edited with Judith Tick, 2005); Colin McPhee: Composer in Two Worlds; A Celebration of American Music: Words and Music in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock; and American Music Recordings: A Discography of 20th-Century U.S. Composers. She is at work on a book provisionally titled Leonard Bernstein and Broadway, and she is past-president of the Society for American Music.
Professor Oja is serving, and/or has served, on the following American Civilization dissertation committee(s):
“‘Heard It on the Radio’: Automobile Radio and American Culture” (Aaron Hatley)
“Performing While ‘Black’: African American Broadway Musicals of the 1970s and the Politics of Race” (Scott Poulson-Bryant)
“Rubber Souls: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination” (John C. Hamilton)
Contact information: Music Department