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Arne Spohr

Arne Spohr 88543

Position: Assistant Professor (musicology)
Director of Early Music Ensemble
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Phone: 419-372-2519
Email: aspohr@bgsu.edu
Address: 1003 Moore Musical Arts Center

Studied musicology, German literature and linguistics, theology and education at the Universities of Bonn (from where he obtained his Master’s Degree), Oxford and Wisconsin-Madison. In 2006 he received his Ph.D. in music history from the Musikhochschule Köln. His thesis, ‘How chances it they travel?’ Englische Musiker in Dänemark und Norddeutschland, 1579-1630 (English Musicians in Denmark and Northern Germany), reconstructs the musical exchange between England, Germany and Denmark in the years around 1600 and was published as a book in the series Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung in 2009. His main area of interest is music in Britain and Germany between 1550 and 1750 as well as topics related to the social history of music. In 2003 he published a critical edition of one of the major collections of 17th-century German instrumental ensemble music, Johann Schop’s Erster Theil newer Paduanen (1633/1640) with A-R Editions. His articles have appeared in the standard German music dictionary Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, the Händel-Lexikon, Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, Wolfenbütteler Barock-Nachrichtenand the Historic Brass Society Journal. He has delivered papers at European and American conferences on Renaissance and Baroque music. For a paper given at the tenth annual conference of the Society of Seventeenth Century Music in Princeton (2002) he was the first European scholar to receive the society’s Irene Alm Award. In 2008 he organized an international conference on the German composer and theorist Michael Praetorius, held at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. He previously taught at the Werner-von-Siemens-Gymnasium Bad Harzburg, the University of Göttingen, and the Musikhochschule Hannover, Germany.