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Sarah Fuchs Sampson

Sarah Fuchs Sampson


Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures
Art & Music Histories

sefuchss@syr.edu

308 I Bowne Hall
315.443.4321


Research Interests

Grounded in archival research, Sarah Fuchs Sampson’s scholarship cuts across disciplinary boundaries, bringing together musicology, print culture and media studies, and nationalism studies to articulate new understandings of late eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century operatic cultures. She is currently working on two books: Opera on the Line: A Technological History of French Operatic Culture, 1870-1914, which focuses on the new modes of operatic consumption, pedagogy, and performance that emerged in France alongside the telephone, the phonograph, and the camera, and Singing Beyond the Stage: Operatic Sheet Music in Britain, 1780-1837, which investigates the cultural history of operatic sheet music published in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Dr. Fuchs Sampson’s work is forthcoming in Cambridge Opera Journal and the edited collection London Voices: 1820-1840.

Education

PhD in Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Courses

  • Debussy and His World
  • European Music History before 1800
  • European and American Music History after 1800
  • Film Music
  • Music, Space, and Place: Paris 1900
  • Operas of Verdi
  • Sound Culture

Publications

Books

  • Opera on the Line: A Technological History of French Operatic Culture, 1870-1914. In preparation.
  • Singing Beyond the Stage: Operatic Sheet Music in Britain, 1780-1837. In preparation.

Articles and Chapters in Edited Collections

  • “Animating Antiquity in the Vision animée.” Special Issue on “Prima Donnas and Leading Men on the French Stage,” co-edited by Hilary Poriss and Kimberly White. Cambridge Opera Journal, forthcoming.
  • “The Castrato as Creator: Velluti’s Voice in the London Sheet-Music Market.” In London Voices (1820-1840), eds. Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford. Chicago: Chicago University Press, forthcoming.

Book Reviews

  • Invited review of Giacomo Puccini and His World, eds. Arman Schwartz and Emanuele Senici. Music & Letters 98, no. 4 (November 2017): 683-85.
  • Invited review of Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, by Mary Simonson. Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 70, no. 3 (March 2015): 522-25.


AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

External

  • Harvard University, Houghton Library, John M. Ward Fellowship in Dance and Music for
    the Theatre. $3500. 2018-19.
  • American Association of University Women, American Dissertation Fellowship. $20000. 2015-16.
  • Transnational Opera Studies Conference, Award for Best Paper by a Junior Scholar. 2015.

Syracuse University

  • Central New York Mellon Humanities Corridor grant to fund working group on “Digital
    Humanities in Practice.” Co-organizer with Darren Mueller. $1500. 2018-19.
  • Central New York Mellon Humanities Corridor grant to fund working group on “Sound and
    Media.” Co-organizer with Darren Mueller. $6500. 2017-19.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Fellowship. $3000. 2018.

MEDIA COVERAGE