Dr. Jessie Fillerup
Assistant Professor of Musicology
Jessie Fillerup studies relationships between music, narrative, aesthetics, and philosophy through interdisciplinary methods of inquiry.  Her research focuses on the music of Maurice Ravel, fin-de-siècle French music, and the relationships between music, temporality, and theatrical magic.  She has presented her work at national and international conferences, including the American Musicological Society, the Society for Music Theory, the Society for American Music, and the College Music Society.  Recent articles and reviews have been published in the College Music Symposium, Fontes Artis Musicae, and the Journal of Military History.  Her essay on teaching the music of John Cage appears in the collection Vitalizing Music History Teaching, edited by James R. Briscoe.
A dedicated classroom teacher, she co-founded the Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society and served as its chair for four years.  She has developed multimedia pedagogical materials for Norton music textbooks, including A History of Western Music (8th ed.) and The Enjoyment of Music (11th ed.)  Currently she holds an NEH Enduring Questions grant, which supports the development and teaching of a course that explores a pre-disciplinary humanistic question.  She also serves as Review Editor for the Journal of Music History Pedagogy.
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Additional Publications

Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.M., University of Arizona
Piano Performance
B.F.A., University of Arizona
Music, Literature, Art History
Contact Information
(804) 484-1586