Position: Coordinator of Music Literature; Associate Professor, Music History and Literature
Pronouns: She / Her / Hers
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 204
Phone: (540) 665-4596
Employed Since: 2011
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
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. Her book, “Brahms in the Priesthood of Art,” was published by Oxford University Press in early 2021. 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, the Karl Geiringer dissertation award from the American Brahms Society and the Bozarth Award from the American Musicological Society. She is now a member of the American Brahms Society Board of Directors.
B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fields of Expertise:
McManus plays both harpsichord and piano; while at UNC-Chapel Hill, she performed regularly with the UNC Baroque Ensemble.