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Olga Haldey

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Associate Professor, Musicology & Ethnomusicology

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Musicology & Ethnomusicology

Olga Haldey's areas of expertise include Russian music after 1800; opera and ballet; early modernist philosophy and aesthetics; intersections between music, literature, and the visual arts; music criticism; and the music of Igor Stravinsky. A winner of the Alvin H. Johnson AMS-50 dissertation award, she has also received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Paul Sacher Stiftung of Basel, Switzerland, and a number of other fellowships and grants.

Dr. Haldey is the author of Mamontov’s Private Opera: The Search for Modernism in Russian Theater (Indiana University Press, 2010). Her research has been published in Journal of Musicology, Verdi Forum, Opera Journal, Revue des études slaves, Russian Review, Kritika, Notes, Double Reed, Australian Journal of Music Education, and Victorian Journal of Music Education. Several of her articles have also appeared in the Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia.

Currently, Dr. Haldey is completing (with collaborators) a facsimile edition of sketches and drafts for Stravinsky’s Les Noces (for University of Illinois Press), and working on her most recent project – a study of musical “responses” to Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita. She also occasionally reviews opera performances in Washington, DC, area for the online journal Opera Today.