Assistant professor of music in musicology, Dr. Elina Hamiltonʻs essay, “Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884-1962): Patroness of Music Publishing” has been published in a new collection, The Routledge Handbook of Womenʻs Work in Music. The publishing company describes the new volume, which was published in December of 2021, as “a unique collection of core research by academics and music practitioners from around the world, engaging with an extraordinarily wide range of topics on women’s contributions to Western and Eastern art music, popular music, world music, music education, ethnomusicology as well as in the music industries.”
In describing why she chose Dyer, an Australian pianist, early music expert, and patron of the musical arts, Hamilton says, “her work is widely known and relied on, but her name is not as well known as her work is.”
In addition to her research, Dr. Hamilton teaches “Women in Music,” a graduate level seminar exploring the role of women and gender in the creation and patronage of music throughout history and today.
“The Routledge Handbook of Womenʻs Work in Music” is available for student use through the University of Hawaiʻi at Manōa Library.