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Home Editions & Events 2015 Evmelia (IV) Dr. Eftychia Papanikolaou (Greece-USA): Special guest of Evmelia IV
Dr. Eftychia Papanikolaou (Greece-USA): Special guest of Evmelia IV

Evmelia Festival is proud to present its special guest ‪Dr. Eftychia Papanikolaou‬ (Greece-USA), who will give Musicology lectures and special presentations about Evmelia IV concert programs.

Eftychia (Effie) Papanikolaou

Eftychia (Effie) Papanikolaou is Associate Professor of Musicology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio (USA), where she also serves as Musicology Coordinator and Graduate Advisor. She holds a B.A. in English Philology and Literature from the University of Athens, Greece; Music Theory Degrees (Counterpoint and Fugue) from the National Conservatory of Athens; and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Historical Musicology from Boston University.


Her lectures and publications (from Haydn and Schumann to Brahms and Mahler’s fin-de-siècle Vienna) focus on the interconnections of music, religion, and politics in the long nineteenth century, with emphasis on the sacred as a musical topos. Other research interests include genre studies, music and film, interdisciplinary and dance studies.

Her publications have appeared in Musica sacra, Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism, Naturlaut, Music in Art: International Journal for Music Iconography, the Choral Journal, MLA Notes, and the German Studies Review. Her essays discussing the music in Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ and the TV series Battlestar Galactica have been published in interdisciplinary book collections. Most recently her chapter titled “Trauma as Memory in Ken Russell’s Mahler” was included in the book After Mahler’s Death (2013). She has also written on dance (Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes) and the choreographic works of Uwe Scholz. Upcoming publications include essays on Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. Her monograph, currently in progress, focuses on the genre of the Romantic symphonic mass.

Dr. Papanikolaou has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences, both musicological and interdisciplinary in scope. In the past 15 years she has contributed hundreds of program notes to professional ensembles and concertevents,and select liner notes for CD publications. She is also a frequent pre-concert lecturer on chamber and symphonic music, as well as opera.

She is currently an elected Member of the Council of the American Musicological Society (2014-16). She has also taught at Wellesley College, Tufts University, the Longy School of Music, and Harvard University (Teaching Fellow).


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