Erica J. Scheinberg (she, her)

Campus Address
Brokaw Hall
Room 216
Conservatory of Music
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Erica Scheinberg is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, where she has taught since 2009 in the Department of Musicology and in the First-Year Studies program. In the Conservatory, she teaches the core musicology sequence MUCO 211-212 (Introduction to Musicologies) and has developed upper-level musicology seminars on a variety of topics:

  • The Blues
  • Concepts of Authenticity and Artifice in Popular Music
  • Cultural Histories of Sound Recording
  • Music in the 1920s 
  • Music in the U.S.
  • The Sounds and Spaces of the 19th-Century European Public Concert
  • Transnational Popular Musics of Latin America

At Lawrence, Erica has given many public talks and participated in panel discussions about music and other topics, including a series of lectures in conjunction with the documentary film series America’s Popular Music, guest lectures in courses in the History, Spanish, and German departments, and multiple presentations at First-Year Studies faculty symposia on the musical works The Rite of Spring and Kind of Blue. Since 2013 she has delivered onstage comments and presented pre-concert interviews for concerts on the New Music at Lawrence series. In 2020 she participated in several episodes of the piano-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire’s Feedback series, interviewing composers who had collaborated with the ensemble. She has presented academic papers at several national and international music conferences, including annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music.

BA in Music, University of California, Berkeley
MA in Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD in Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles
MLIS, Queens College, CUNY
Years at Lawrence