About

STEVEN ZOHN is active as a musicologist and performer on historical flutes. Educated at Vassar College and Cornell University, where he received a Ph.D. in Musicology, his research on eighteenth-century music has been published in journals, essay collections, and reference works such as The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of Musicology, Eighteenth-Century Music, Bach Perspectives, the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Early Music, and The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music. His book, Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann’s Instrumental Works (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), is the first book-length study of the composer in English since the 1970s, and received the 2010 William H. Scheide Prize of the American Bach Society. Zohn is also the editor of volumes for the critical editions of C.P.E. Bach and Telemann, and of a volume for the series Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era. A frequent lecturer at scholarly conferences and universities, he is past president of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music and serves on the editorial boards of the journal Eighteenth-Century Music and the critical edition Georg Philipp Telemann: Musikalische Werke. From 1995 to 2004 he was founding Artistic Director of the period-instrument orchestra Publick Musick, and continues to perform on historical flutes with many ensembles along the east coast. His recordings of music by Bach, Boismortier, Handel, Telemann, and Vivaldi may be heard on the Centaur and Newport Classic labels. Two new CDs of music by Telemann will be released by Centaur in 2011: a world-premiere recording of recently discovered flute duets with flutist Colin St. Martin, and the first complete recording of a set of secular cantatas with soprano Julianne Baird. Zohn’s contribution to the study and performance of early music has been recognized by the American Musicological Society with its Noah Greenberg Award, and his research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the German Academic Exchange Service. He is currently Associate Professor of Music History at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.

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