Assistant Professor, Music
Historical musicologist, Glenda Goodman, is an assistant professor of music at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the social and cultural history of music-making in colonial and early national America. She is currently finishing a book about the material culture of amateur music making, focusing on a group of men and women who grew up following the American Revolution. Glenda Goodman has published articles in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of the Society for American Music, the William and Mary Quarterly, and Common-Place, as well as edited collections. Her work has been awarded prizes in musicology, history, and eighteenth-century studies. She is also a classically-trained violist (Oberlin and Juilliard).
Glenda Goodman cultivated an interest in the digital humanities as a Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School. She is particularly interested in the role of music and sound in DH projects, as well as how digital platforms support new ways to engage with material texts. As an ACLS postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California she co-organized a two-part colloquium on digitized manuscripts. She hopes to have a DH component to her next project, a native-centered study of music and colonial encounter in New England.