Years of Service: 1995-2017

Thomas Bauman, professor emeritus of musicology, joined the Bienen School of Music faculty in 1995, having previously taught at the University of Washington, Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California, Berkeley.

A specialist in opera, film music, African-American studies, and Mozart, Bauman is a recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, an American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid, a Pew Foundation Grant, and an Andrew Mellon Faculty Fellowship at 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 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).