Beth Glixon

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School of Music

Part Time Instructor
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
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Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1985
M.A. Rutgers University, 1978
B.A. Brandeis University 1973

Research Areas:
Seventeenth Century Venetian Opera

At UK since: 1995

Beth Glixon received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1985, with a dissertation on recitative in seventeenth-century Venetian opera. Since 1990 she has been conducting archival research on the history of opera in seventeenth-century Venice, as well as on the social history of musicians there, especially women. Her research in Italy has been supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Glixon has published articles in Music & LettersJournal of MusicologyEarly Music HistoryEarly Music, and Musical Quarterly, and has presented papers at the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society of Seventeenth Century Music, of which she was one of the founding officers. Her book , Inventing the Business of Opera: the Impresario and his World in Seventeenth-Century Venice, co-authored with Jonathan Glixon, was recently published by Oxford University Press. Glixon has been an instructor in musicology at the University of Kentucky since 1995. She regularly teaches MUS 623, the first half of the opera literature survey, and the Baroque music survey (MUS 502). She has also taught Research Methods (MUS 618), and a special topics course on the music of Handel.

Created 07/13/2021
Last Updated 07/21/2021