Douglas Shadle (Ph.D., M.A., Musicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.M., Viola Performance, summa cum laude, University of Houston) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History. His primary area of research expertise is the culture of classical music in the United States, particularly before 1900. His current book project (under contract with Oxford University Press) demonstrates how the genre of the symphony served as an important locus of national identity formation for American composers and listeners throughout the nineteenth century. His published writings appear or are forthcoming in the Journal of the Society for American Music, the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, American Music, the Journal of Musicological Research, MLA Notes, the Journal of American Studies, Common-place, and Verses and Fragments, a digital humanities project exploring college life in antebellum North Carolina. Shadle’s other research interests include early sacred music, African American music, the Gregorian chant revival, and French modernism, and he has presented on these subjects at regional, national, and international conferences. An active supporter of classical music in the community, Shadle has also presented pre-concert talks for the city’s premier performing arts organizations, including the Louisville Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Louisville.