Erin Fulton

Erin Fulton is a fifth-year PhD candidate in musicology who intends to pursue a career in music librarianship. Erin’s scholarly interests center on Anglo-American hymnody of the early nineteenth century, especially social worship hymns and the material culture of religious music. Her dissertation in progress is on "Vestry Meetings and Vestry Music in New England, 1841-1848." She not only uses this as a convenient excuse to sing Sacred Harp but has presented on related topics at numerous scholarly conferences, including papers in 2018-19 at the Society for American Music, the biennial Christian Congregational Music Conference, and University of Richmond's Contested Frequencies/Beyond Exoticism: Sonic Representation in the Digital Age. Her research has appeared in Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism (ed. Teresa Cascudo, 2017), Nota Bene, and the University of Kansas Journal of Undergraduate Research. She earned her BM in Musicology at the University of Kansas, writing her senior thesis on “Secular Music in Reform and Dispersed-Harmonic Tunebooks, 1820-1850.” Erin currently serves as the music bibliographer for the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship's Sounding Spirit project, a major digitization initiative headquartered at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship and that focuses on sacred music imprints published in the U.S. South between 1850 and 1925. She was the 2018 American Congregationalist Association-Boston Athenaeum fellow. Former positions include senior technician in cataloging at UK's Margaret I. King Special Collections Library and a cataloging internship at the Sacred Harp Museum in Carrollton, GA.

Doctoral Candidate
Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Anglo-American hymnody of the early nineteenth century