Thomas J. Kernan, Assistant Professor of Music History and Honors Bachelor of Musical Arts Program Head, has served on the CCPA faculty since fall 2014. He is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library.
His PhD dissertation, “Sounding ‘The Mystic Chords of Memory’: Musical Memorials for Abraham Lincoln, 1865–2009” (University of Cincinnati, 2014) earned the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Association and Abraham Lincoln Institute Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize.
“Vilification or Problematization? John Wilkes Booth in Popular Songs and Musicals.” In Music and Tyranny, edited by Joseph E. Morgan and Gregory Reish. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
“What of the Performers? The Case of the Percussion Group Cincinnati and Percussion Chamber Music Historiography.” In The Modern Percussion Revolution: Journeys of the Progressive Artist, edited by Kevin Lewis and Gustavo Aguilar. New York: Routledge, 2014.
“Drum Set,” “Prepared Piano,” and “Timpani.” In New Grove Dictionary of American Music. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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