Jean Barnes Christensen

Greetings to the class of 1962.

I will not be able to come to the reunion as I will be busy hooding my 6th Ph.D. student (musicology), watching my son, Nikolaj, graduate from Washington University in St. Louis (ARCH Cum Laude), and participating in the ceremony when my husband, Jesper Christensen, will be hooded as Ph.D. Art History, University of Louisville.
Past activities:

Two years of study in Paris, France (piano with Vlado Perlmutter)
M.A. in Music (UC Riverside)
Ph.D. Historical Musicology (diss. on Arnold Schoenberg, UCLA) in 1979
Professor in Music History Department, School of Music, University of Louisville, (1979-present)
Chair of Department, 1988-present
Full Professor, 1992

Support for my work in musicology (specializing in 20th-century):

George Marshall Dissertation Award, Denmark, 1975-77
Martha Baird Rockefeller Award in Musicology 1978-79; American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards 1983, 1992
Fulbright Research Award to Denmark and Sweden 1988
Fulbright to Bulgaria 2003


From Arnold Schoenberg's Literary Legacy: A Catalogue of Neglected Items (Harmonie Park Press, 1988)
New Music of the Nordic Countries Since 1950, Part One: Music Of Denmark (Pendragon Press, forthcoming)
Anders Beyer, Voice of Music: Conversations with composers of our time
(Ashgate Press, 2000), a book of translations from Danish and German
Articles in American and Danish periodicals

Family Life:

Married to Jesper Christensen, a Dane and an art historian with prehistoric art as a specialty. We have two children, Isabella (b. 1977) and Nikolaj (b. 1980).