Caroline Ehman


Ph.D., Eastman School of Music, 2013
M.A., McGill University, 2005
B.Mus. (High Distinction), McGill University, 2002


Caroline Ehman joined the music history faculty at the University of Louisville in 2013 after receiving her Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester). Her dissertation, “Reimagining Faust in Postmodern Opera,” explores treatments of the Faust legend in operas by John Adams, Alfred Schnittke, and Wolfgang Rihm, among others.

She has received fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) as well as the Sproull Fellowship from the University of Rochester. Previously, she has taught music history at the Eastman School of Music and SUNY Geneseo. She has presented papers at national and international conferences including the Modern Language Association, “Music in Goethe’s Faust: Goethe’s Faust in Music” (NUI Maynooth, Ireland), Music and the Moving Image, the Canadian University Music Society, as well as at the South-Central chapter meeting of the American Musicological Society. Her research on opera and concert music since 1980 specifically focuses on contemporary reworkings of myth, representations of gender, and intersections between live and technologically mediated performance.

Dr. Ehman is currently vice president of the South-Central chapter of the American Musicological Society. She and Rebecca Jemian organized “Fostering New Music and Its Audiences: The Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition 30th Anniversary Conference” which was held at the University of Louisville in March 2015.