Music Faculty

Beverly Stein
Professor of Music in Music History

Beverly Stein teaches a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses in musicology, music history, and world music.  Dr. Stein joined the Department of Music Faculty in 1999. 

Dr. Stein is an active researcher in seventeenth-century music has addressed questions of tonal practice, composer attribution, affect expression, musical persuasion,  gender representation in the oratorio, and eroticism in the cantata.   A specialist in the music of the Roman composer Giacomo Carissimi,  Dr. Stein was an invited speaker at the composer’s 400th anniversary observations in Rome and serves as an advisor for the new Carissimi complete edition.

Dr. Stein has chaired major University, College, and Department committees, advised Masters and Senior theses, and acted as Undergraduate Advisor for the Music Department.  In 2004 her engaging teaching style was recognized with an award by the General Education Honors Program.  Dr. Stein has served as President and Vice-President of the American Musicological Society, Pacific Southwest Chapter, and is on the Council of the American Musicological Society.

As a flutist, Beverly Stein worked with Julius Baker at the Juilliard School and Thomas Nyfenger at Yale University; further private studies were with Marcel Moyse, James Pappoutsakis, and Alain Marion.  She was a student at the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Music Academy of the West, and performed as flute soloist in Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra.

Dr. Stein holds t the Ph.D. from Brandeis University, A Master of Arts from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Juilliard School of Music