Pamela Starr

Professor of Music History
Area of Focus: Music, Music History

Dr. Pamela Starr, Professor of Music History, a native of New York City, holds a B.A. in voice from Harpur College of the State University of New York at Binghamton, a Master's degree in Library Science from Columbia University, and the Ph.D. in Music History from Yale University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and has also been supported in doctoral and post-doctoral research by the American Association of University Women, the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, The American Philosophical Society, and the Research Council of the University of Nebraska.

Her research has centered on the music and musicians of the early Renaissance period, especially that of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and she has lectured and published on this subject both in the United States and in Europe. . More recently, she has begun research into musicians at the margins in the culture of Early Modern England.She has taught at Yale University and at Oberlin College before coming to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At UNL she has taught courses in music history at the undergraduate, masters', and doctoral levels, and has taught courses in music appreciation for non-majors. Professor Starr is currently serving as Secretary of the American Musicological Society.

What do you enjoy the most about being on the faculty at the Glenn Korff School of Music?

Starr: The chance to share my love and understanding of music with our talented students.

What do you want others to know about the Glenn Korff School of Music?

Starr: Great instruction from great instructors at comparatively low cost.

What are you most proud of in the area you work for the Glenn Korff School of Music?

Starr: Colleagues -- talented, productive, committed, and smart.

What do you like to do outside of the Glenn Korff School of Music?

Starr: Walk my dog.