Gabrielle Cornish Joins Frost as Assistant Professor of Musicology

Gabrielle Cornish Joins Frost as Assistant Professor of Musicology

By UM News

Gabrielle Cornish Joins Frost as Assistant Professor of Musicology

By UM News
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce Gabrielle Cornish will be joining the esteemed faculty of the Musicology Department as Assistant Professor effective August 2020.

The announcement was made by David Ake, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Musicology.

Professor Cornish recently earned a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Eastman School of Music. Her research broadly considers music and everyday life in the Soviet Union. In particular, she traces the intersections between music, technology, and the politics of socialist modernity after Stalinism. Her work has been supported and honored by the Fulbright Program; a Mellon/ACLS Fellowship; the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and the American Musicological Society, among other institutions.

“My colleagues and I are thrilled to bring Gabrielle Cornish to the Frost School,” states David Ake. “She is one of the rising stars of the latest generation of music scholars and is deeply committed to teaching our students and bringing her work to the broader public.”

Gabrielle Cornish stated: “I'm thrilled to be joining Frost this fall. I couldn't ask for a more supportive, engaging group of colleagues in the musicology department, and I'm so excited to work with the diverse and talented Frost student body. I'm excited and grateful to be able to join such a wonderful community of scholars, musicians, students, and staff.”

Cornish’s writing has appeared in not only leading scholarly publications, such the Journal of Musicology and the Slavic and East European Journal, but also in Slate, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and she appeared as a guest to discuss Russian history, culture, and politics on NBC Nightly News, BBC World Service Television, and BBC Radio Newsday.

Dr. Cornish’s scholarly interests greatly complement those of the Department of Musicology’s other renowned faculty members, all of whom explore in their own way, music’s role in reflecting and reshaping how people experience and understand the world around them.