Prof. Caryl Leslie Clark

Fellow of the College
Professor, Faculty of Music
Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5
Fax: 416-946-3353

B.Mus. (Music History), Western, 1978

LGSM (Piano Pedagogy), Guildhall School of Music, 1977

ARCM (Piano), Royal College of Music, 1977

MA (Musicology), McGill University, 1981

PhD (Musicology), Cornell University, 1991

Teaching Area:
As a musicologist specializing in music of the Enlightenment and beyond, I teach a variety of WAM (Western Art Music) courses engaging the intersection of music and society from the 1700s to the present day. How was the music created by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven affected by changes in society, including increasing travel and mobility, urbanization, expanding markets, liberalizing values, technological developments, and global exploration and expansion? I also teach courses on the history of opera, the piano in society, musical entrepreneurship, and musical historiography.

Research Interests:
My research interests include Haydn studies and opera, gender and ethnicity on the operatic stage, Orientalism, music and Jewry, and the politics of musical reception.

Publications include The Cambridge Companion to Haydn (2005), Haydn’s Jews: Representation and Reception on the Operatic Stage (Cambridge 2009; awarded an Otto Kinkeldey Publication Subvention from the American Musicological Society), a double-issue of Restoration entitled “Interrogating King Arthur”, co-edited with Trinity Fellow Brian Corman, and several issues of the University of Toronto Quarterly on contemporary opera studies. My current research project, funded by SSHRC, is on Haydn, Orpheus, and the French Revolution.

Awards, Affiliations, Personal Interests, etc.:
In partnership with the Canadian Opera Company, I co-organize an annual series of symposia called The Opera Exchange:

Actively engaged in the work of the American Musicological Society, I have served on Council, was Program Chair for the annual meeting in San Francisco (2011), and am currently a member of the Publications Committee.

Caryl Leslie Clark