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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Virginia Ervin Newes, 1929–2020 »
Virginia Ervin Newes died on May 18, 2020, after a brief illness. Born in 1929 into an old Pennsylvania family, she was an...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nicholas Temperley, 1933-2020 »
We regret to report thatthe death of longtime AMS member Nicholas Temperley on 8 April 2020.  Emeritus Professor of M...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Father José López Calo, 1922–2020 »
Spanish Translation: Necrologica Padre José López Calo   Father José López Calo, aged 98, passed away in hi...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Howard E. Smither, 1925-2020 »
Howard E. Smither, James Gordon Hanes Professor of the Humanities in Music (emeritus) at the University of North Carolina,...
Thursday, April 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michael Pisani, 1954-2019 »
Michael Pisani, Professor of Music on the Mary Conover Mellon Chair, at Vassar College, died on July 9, 2019 at his summer...
Thursday, April 23, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Linda Shaver-Gleason, 1983-2020 »
Linda Shaver-Gleason, public musicologist, died on January 14, 2020, in hospice care at Serenity House in Santa Barbara,...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bruno Nettl, 1930-2020 »
Bruno Nettl, 89, of Champaign, beloved husband, father, grandfather, scholar, teacher, and mentor to students and colleagu...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Karin Pendle, 1939-2019 »
We regret to report the death of AMS member Karin Pendle on 9 December 2019.  An obituary is published here .
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Richard Wexler »
Richard Wexler A member of the AMS since the mid-1960s, Richard Wexler passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 (rea...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Rita Katherine Steblin »
Rita Katherine Steblin, 1951-2019 Rita Katherine Steblin, born April 22, 1951, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada,...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gary Craig Thomas »
Gary Craig Thomas Age 74, of St Paul, Gary Craig Thomas died peacefully in his sleep on August 29, 2019. Gary grad...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
David L. Burrows, 1930-2019 »
David L. Burrows (February 5, 1930 - June 9, 2019) It is with great sadness that we report the death of David Lamont...
Thursday, December 12, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
H Colin Slim, 1929-2019 »
H(arry) Colin Slim (1929-2019) One of the leading musicological scholars of his generation, Colin Slim was an indefa...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Daniel Heartz, 1928-2019 »
Life, education and posts held Daniel Heartz, distinguished scholar of 16 th - and 18 th -century musics, was born 05...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gary Thomas, 1944-2019 »
I regret to report the death of Gary Thomas on 29 August, 2019.  See a tribute at the Univ. of Minnesota website.
Monday, August 26, 2019   (6 Comments - view/add)
Robert Judd, 1956-2019 »
Our beloved Executive Director Robert F. Judd, who served the American Musicological Society since 1996, died suddenly on...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Laura Youens, 1947-2019 »
I regret to report the death on 22 July of AMS member Laura Youens. More information will be provided here as it becomes a...
Monday, July 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Louise Goldberg, d. 2019 »
Former JAMS Managing Editor Louise Goldberg died 31 May 2019. Louise worked with many authors on their articles from 200...
Friday, July 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michael Pisani, 1954-2019 »
AMS member Michael Pisani died on Tuesday 9 July 2019. A memorial service is scheduled for 19 July.  See the de...
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Donna S. Parsons, 1966-2018 »
Donna S. Parsons (1966–2018) Donna S. Parsons, a native Iowan and lecturer in popular music at the University of Iow...
Monday, April 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alejandro Planchart, 1935-2019 »
AMS Honorary Member Alejandro Planchart died on 28 April 2019.  Follow this link for an obituary by Margaret Be...
Monday, February 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nancy B. Reich, 1924-2019 »
I regret to report the death of long-time member of the AMS Nancy B. Reich on 31 January. She was 94.  See the o...
Monday, February 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruth Steiner, 1931-2019 »
With regret, I report the death of Ruth Steiner on 22 February 2019. See a tribute prepared by Debra Lacoste, Margot...
Friday, November 30, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Anthony Newcomb, 1941-2018 »
Anthony Newcomb (1941–2018) Anthony Newcomb, musicologist and longtime University of California, Berkeley faculty me...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
James Haar, 1929-2018 »
James Haar (1929–2018) James Haar died on 15 September 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri, the city of his birth. He was on...