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Glenda Goodman


Contact Information

Office: SOS 257
Phone: (213) 740-6008

Biographical Sketch

Glenda Goodman is from Washington, D.C.. She is trained as a music historian and violist. She received a PhD in music from Harvard. She also attended Oberlin and Juilliard, and enjoyed playing experimental and contemporary music. Her scholarly interest in unpacking music's social role stems from her personal experiences as a performer.


  • B.A. Oberlin College, 2004
  • Other Degree Juilliard School, 2006
  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 2012


Summary Statement of Research Interests

  • Glenda Goodman is a music historian who writes about American music. She is drafting a book about amateur musicians in the 18th century. Glenda also works on music in the Atlantic world and Native American music in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her articles on these subjects have appeared in the leading journals in musicology and early American history.