Interview – Resources provided by Samantha Bassler

As part of the podcast series, “ArtsAbly in Conversation,” Diane Kolin interviewed Samantha Bassler, a musicologist from Brooklyn NY, an adjunct professor in New York City, and a multi-instrumentalist.

A white woman with long brown hair wearing a red woolly pullover.

This post presents the resources that she mentioned during the conversation.

Samantha Bassler’s website

Samantha Bassler is internationally-known as a music scholar, educator, performer and activist. She has bachelor’s degrees in music performance and sacred music, master’s degrees in musicology and music theory, and PhD degree in musicology.

She lives in Brooklyn, NYC, and owns Stellar Music Space in Fort Greene, a private music school, where she also teaches piano, voice, and strings.

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Samantha Bassler’s academic page

Samantha Bassler is a Music Adjunct Faculty at NYU Steinhardt since 2016, where she teaches music theory and music history. Educated at Nyack College, Merton College, the University of Oxford, Rutgers University, and the Open University, Samantha first trained professionally as a church musician, and then as a musicologist, music theorist, and private music instructor.

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Byrd Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Co-edited by Samantha Bassler, Katie Bank and Katherine Butler, Byrd Studies in the Twenty-First Century demonstrates current approaches to Byrd studies in the twenty-first century and represents the sole major print effort to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the composer’s death in 2023. The volume’s chapters, by both early-career and established scholars, cover topics that engage with Byrd’s milieu and music, incorporating themes such as reception history, exploration and exile, historiography, digital scholarship, literary criticism, and reconstruction. It also expands upon established areas of Byrd scholarship, including Byrd’s Catholicism, analysis, performance practice, and reformation politics, investigating how approaches to Byrd and his music have changed over since the last major anniversary in 1923.

More about the book and link to purchase

More articles written by Samantha Bassler

A list of publications by Samantha Bassler is available on her page on Humanities Commons.

See the other articles written by Samantha Bassler

Joseph Straus

Joseph Straus is the first to publish about music in critical disability studies. He is a music theorist specializing in music since 1900. He has written technical music-theoretical articles, analytical studies of music by a variety of modernist composers, and, most recently, a series of article and books that engage disability as a cultural practice. He written textbooks that have become standard references. Many of his books and articles have received publication awards from the Society for Music Theory (SMT), of which he was President from 1997–99. He is a Distinguished Professor in Music at CUNY with a focus on Modernist Music, Post-Tonal Theory, and Music and Disability.

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