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Professor of Musicology
Office: 2041 Moore
Professor Steven Whiting taught at the University of Illinois, where he took his MM and PhD, before joining the University of Michigan faculty. Following his undergraduate education, he studied at Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany, on a Fulbright study grant.
Dr. Whiting has published twenty articles and book chapters about Beethoven, Satie, French cabaret music, and E.T.A. Hoffmann, and has co-edited A. L. Ringer's Musik als Geschichte. His book Satie the Bohemian: From Cabaret to Concert Hall (Oxford University Press, 1999) was recognized as an outstanding academic book by Choice.
A former director of the University's Center for European Studies and associate director of its International Institute, Whiting served SMTD as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies from 2003 to 2014.
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