Instructor of Music
Erica Scheinberg received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation, titled “Music and the Technological Imagination in the Weimar Republic: Media, Machines and the New Objectivity,” sought to illuminate the relationship between music and technology in Germany after the First World War. Ms. Scheinberg’s graduate study was supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities and a UCLA Chancellor’s Fellowship. She has presented numerous papers at regional and national conferences, including several papers on the music of Kurt Weill and others on topics relating to mechanical and machine music. Her research and teaching interests include Modernist music, American music, the history of recorded sound, and archival studies. In addition to her training as a musicologist, Ms. Scheinberg holds a master’s degree in library science and a certificate in archives, records management, and preservation from Queens College of the City University of New York. She has worked as a music reference librarian and cataloger, and interned at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, where she created finding aids for archival collections in the Music Division.
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