Publications and Reviews

James M. Gillespie Professor of Music

Department: Music


Office: Bixler 235
Phone: 207-859-5677
Fax: 207-859-5635

Mailing Address

5677 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1990
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1984
M.F.A., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1981
B.F.A., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1977

Areas of Expertise

  • Sacred music of the Baroque
  • Music and culture in 17th-century Vienna
  • Stephen Foster and 19th-century popular son

Professional Information

Professor Saunders teaches music history and theory. He has written numerous articles on sacred music of the early 17th century and on 19th-century popular song. His complete critical edition of the works of Stephen Foster was published by Smithsonian Institution Press, and his books on music in Vienna have been been issued by Oxford University Press and A-R Editions. He has received fellowships and awards for his teaching and research, including grants from the Fulbright Commission, American Musicological Society, National Endowment for the Humanities, and American Council of Learned Societies.

Courses Currently Teaching 2015-2016

MU111 A Introduction to Music
MU181 A Music Theory I