Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of Music
Emily I. Dolan joined the Harvard faculty in 2014. Previously, she was an associate professor of music at the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught since 2006. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2006, and has published articles in Current Musicology, Eighteenth-Century Music, Popular Music, Studia Musicologica, Keyboard Perspectives, Osiris, and 19th-Century Music. In 2009-2010, Dolan was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where she worked on her first book, The Orchestral Revolution: Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Currently, Dolan is working on a collaborative project on timbre with Alexander Rehding and on her second book, Instruments and Order.
At Harvard, Dolan teaches "Music 1: 1000 Years of Listening," a music history course in the general education program. She also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the music of Haydn and Mozart, and the intersections of music, science, and technology.