PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Thomas Bauman is a specialist in opera, film music, African-American studies, and Mozart. He is a recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, the ACLS Grant-in-Aid, a Pew Foundation Grant, and an Andrew Mellon Faculty Fellowship (Harvard University). He is the author of North German Opera in the Age of Goethe (Cambridge University Press, 1985), W. A. Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Cambridge University Press, 1987), and most recently The Pekin: The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black-Owner Theater (University of Illinois Press, 2014). He has contributed to The Oxford Illustrated History of Opera (Oxford University Press, 1993), and the New Grove Dictionary of Opera (Macmillan, 1992).