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Lisa Barg

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Area Chair, Musicology, Assistant Professor

Music Research
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lisa [dot] barg [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Music History/Musicology
music research

Lisa Barg received her B.A. in Arts from Antioch College (1987), and her M.A. (1994) and PhD (2001) in Music History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her research draws from modernist studies, jazz studies, and theories of race, gender and sexuality. Her publications include an essay, “Black Voices/White Sounds: Race and Representation in Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts,” which was published in American Music and was awarded the Kurt Weill Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in Music Theater (2001). Professor Barg also has contributed an article on Duke Ellington’s jazz concert work Black, Brown and Beige to the volume Playing Changes: New Jazz Studies (Robert Walser, ed., forthcoming, Duke University Press), and is currently writing a book on the subject of black internationalism, modernism and identity in the music of Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.