Dr. Jonathan Bellman is a Professor and Area Head of Academic Studies in Music at the University of Northern Colorado. He earned piano performance degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Illinois, and he completed his D.M.A. in Piano Performance Practices at Stanford University in 1990. Before coming to the University of Northern Colorado, he taught music history and piano performance at Stanford and at the University of Richmond.

His first two books, The Style Hongrois in the Music of Western Europe (1993), and The Exotic in Western Music (1998; a collection of essays by himself and others), were published by Northeastern University Press; his third book, A Short Guide to Writing about Music (2000; 2nd Ed. 2007) is a textbook published by Longman. His articles have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Music, Early Music, The Pendragon Review, Historical Performance, The Journal of Musicology, Piano and Keyboard, and The New Grove Dictionary of Music (2nd edition), and he has written reviews for the Opera Journal, Notes, Piano and Keyboard, and Early Keyboard Journal.  He is also one of the writers for the musicology weblog Dial M for Musicology, http://musicology.typepad.com/dialm/.

Dr. Bellman has recently given papers internationally in Warsaw, Durham, and Manchester, and nationally at UCLA and the Universities of Iowa, Tennessee, Arizona, and Alabama.  Other recent professional activity includes a residency at the Bard College Festival (2006), co-editing The Journal of Musicological Research (2001-04) and serving as manuscript and book consultant for a number of research and textbook publishers.  His research interests include the music and performance practices of Frédéric Chopin, transcultural music, and the Schumann-Brahms circle.


Wassermann Festival, Utah State University Music Department, Logan, UT