The Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Phone: (646) 312- 4061
Location: VC 7223
Anne Swartz (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh), is professor of music at Baruch College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research interests include Russian and Polish romanticism, especially the music of Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Szymanowska; eighteenth-century women composers; and Russian piano history. She is currently teaching Music of the Romantic Era, Music of the Twentieth Century, and Music in Civilization at Baruch.
Her course offerings at the Graduate Center for the PhD program in music include Russian Romanticism, and Tchaikovsky, Balakirev, and Rimsky-Korsakov: Tradition, Myth, and Modernity. In 2001 she helped launch and also taught the seminar, The Arts in New York, for the CUNY Honors College, now the Macaulay Honors College. She was the recipient of Baruch's 2001 Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching and formerly served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. She has presented papers in Russian and Polish at international conferences held at St. Petersburg University and the University of Warsaw, and she continues to conduct archival research in Poland and Russia. She has received grants and fellowships from the Kennan Institute and the East European Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the International Research and Exchanges Board, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Her recent study, A Elsner, Chopin, and Musical Narrative as Symbols of Nation, was selected for publication in a refereed anthology, Fifty Years of Polish Scholarship (New York, 2006), as a pioneering work on music, language and national identity. She is the author of a critical edition, Women Composers: Music Through the Ages: Women Born Between 1700 and 1799, Maria Szymanowska (London, 1998); musical editions of selected works from Szymanowska's Vingt exercices et préludes, Dix-huit Danses, Six Menuets, Polonaise and Trio (Bryn Mawr, 2004); and chapters in The Yearbook of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (Baku, 2005), Encomium Musicae: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Snow (New York, 2002), Tchaikovsky and his Contemporaries: A Centennial Symposium (London, 1999), and Chopin Studies 2 (Cambridge, 1994). She has authored numerous articles on Russian and Polish romanticism and modernism in professional journals, including, The Journal of Musicological Research, Slavica occitania, Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, Revue de Musicologie, New Journal for Music, The Polish Review, Fontis artis musicae, Cahiers du Monde Russe, and Australian Slavonic and East European Studies; and review essays in Current Musicology, American Music, The Russian Review, Russian History, The Slavic Review, The American Historical Review, and other such professional journals.
She recently presented papers at two major conferences celebrating the 300th anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg held at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University and the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.