School of Music
Associate Professor, Music History
Office Address: Belk 308E
Ph.D., University of Florida-Gainesville, 2007
M.M., University of Florida-Gainesville, 2002
B.M., Youngstown State University, 2000
Selected Publications and Presentations:
“Cold Mountain: An Appalachian Operatic Odyssey” Society for American Music Annual Conference, Boston 2016.
“Ole Bull and the Ill-Fated Norwegian-American Colony,” College Music Society’s International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, 2015
“Fletcher’s Omaha Music Collection: Select Analysis and Subsequent Influence in Post-Romantic America” at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Boston, 2015
“Information Literacy in Music History: Fostering Success in Teaching and Learning,” co-authored with Alessia Zanin-Yost, Journal of Library Administration, 2014
"'Monster Concerts’: Gottschalk’s Brobdingagian South American Festivals” College Music Society’s International Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013.
"The Sacred Concert Hall: Meira Warshauer's Orchestral Works," International Alliance for Women in Music Journal, Volume 17, 2 (2011).
"Defining the indefinable: The Leschitizky Method in Vienna and Chicago,” American Music Teacher
"Higdon, Jennifer,” Grove Music Online/Oxford Music Online
"Marching to a Different Drummer: Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra," International Alliance for Women in Music Journal, 2008
Christina L. Reitz received a BM in Piano Performance from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University where she was the recipient of the Mary P. Rigo Outstanding Keyboard Major. She earned an MM in Piano Pedagogy and a Ph.D. in historical musicology, with external cognates in women’s studies and piano performance at the University of Florida where she was received the John V. D’Albora Scholarship for Excellence in Graduate Research as well as the Outstanding Student Paper Award from the College Music Society, Southern Chapter.
Her primary research interests are women in music and American music. Peer-reviewed publications include the North Carolina Literary Review, International Alliance for Women in Music Journal, American Music Teacher, Journal of Library Administration, Grove Dictionary of American Music, Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Encyclopedia, Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and the Imperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia. She has presented at national and international conferences including the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, the College Music Society, and the Society for American Music. Her first monograph Jennifer Higdon: Composing in Color, was published by McFarland Press in June 2018.
Dr. Reitz has served on the Board of Directors of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association as well as the Editorial Review Board of the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research.