Associate Professor of Musicology
Kelly St. Pierre joined the faculty at Wichita State University in 2015. Her research examines the roles of propaganda in shaping Czech music and its reception through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her first book, Bedřich Smetana: Myth, Music, and Propaganda, was released in March, 2017 with the University of Rochester Press. Her research has also appeared in 19th-Century Music; Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online; and The Cambridge History of Music Criticism. Her newest book project, Measuring Czechness: Musicology, the People, and the State, explores the emergence of ethnomusicology alongside notions of ethnic cleansing in twentieth-century Czechoslovakia. This work is supported by a Fulbright grant; she will be spending the academic year 2019-2020 researching at the Czech Academy of Science’s Ethnological Institute and serving on the musicology faculty of Prague’s Charles University.
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