B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Laurie McManus's broad interests in aesthetics, gender, and the intersection of the arts inform both her teaching and research. Her research concerns nineteenth-century music and culture, especially in relation to Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner. She completed a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, and is working on a book manuscript analyzing Brahms reception in the context of nineteenth-century notions of purity and sensuality. She has presented at national and international conferences, and has published in Nineteenth-Century Music, the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, Jazz Perspectives, Studi Musicali, and the American Brahms Society Newsletter. Her research has been supported by a fellowship from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies and the Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies from the American Brahms Association.
McManus plays both harpsichord and piano; while at UNC-Chapel Hill, she peformed regularly with the UNC Baroque Ensemble.