Colin Roust, Assistant Professor of Music History, teaches courses in music history, literature, and analysis. He previously taught at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and holds the B.Mus. in euphonium performance and music history from the University of Missouri and the Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Roust is active in the area of music history pedagogy, serving as a Fellow of Roosevelt’s Center for Teaching and Learning, a presenter at the annual Teaching Music History Day conference, and as a member of both the American Musicological Society’s Committee on Career-Related Issues and Pedagogy Study Group.
His research focuses primarily on the French composer Georges Auric, and revolves around issues of music and politics, and the relationship of music and other arts in multimedia works. He is a co-editor of the Routledge Film Music Sourcebook and his research has appeared in such journals as Ars Lyrica, The Musical Quarterly, and twentieth-century music. He has presented his research at national and international meetings of the American Musicological Society, College Music Society, Royal Musical Association (UK), and Society for American Music, in addition to the American Comparative Literature Association, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Society for French Historical Studies, and Society for French Studies (UK).
Dr. Roust’s current projects include a monograph titled Georges Auric and the Internationalization of Film Music, an edited translation of William Ritter’s Etudes d’Art Etranger (with Salvatore Calomino), and a study of music making by women in the French Resistance during World War II.
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Spring 2012 office hours: M/T/W/R 1:30-3:00pm, and by appointment