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Dr. Abigail Fine

Assistant Professor of Music

Abigail Fine received her PhD in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago and her BA in Music at the University of Pennsylvania (phi beta kappa, summa cum laude, delta phi alpha). Her research focuses on reception and materiality in German and Austrian music culture. Her current work examines how composers were venerated as saints in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—in particular, how a widespread fascination with composers’ earthly traces (relics, shrines, sites of pilgrimage) shaped the reception of their music.

Her research has been supported by a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, and the Deutscher akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). She was the further recipient of an Ernst Mach Fellowship for research in Austria, a Franke Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and a Fulbright teaching grant for Germany.

Dr. Fine presents her research at conferences and workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Recent presentations include the American Musicological Society meeting in Rochester; After Idealism in Cambridge, UK; Music and the Middlebrow in London; and the North American Conference for Nineteenth-Century Music in Nashville.