Steven E. Saunders

James M. Gillespie Professor of Music

Box 5677

Phone: 207-859-5677
Fax: 207-859-5635
Mailing Address:
5677 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856
Saunders, Steven E.


Ph.D. in Musicology, University of Pittsburgh, 1990
M. A. in Musicology, University of Pittsburgh, 1984
M. F. A. in Music Education, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1981
B. F. A. in Music with University Honors, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1977

Areas of Expertise

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

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
MU111 AIntroduction to Music
MU181 AMusic Theory I
MU241 AMusic History I: Middle Ages to the Early Baroque Period
MU242 AMusic History II: High Baroque to the Dawn of Romanticism
MU281 AMusic Theory III

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 the 17th century have been been issued by Oxford University Press, Corpus mensurabilis musicae, 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.


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