Department of Music Lecture: “Musicology Beyond Academia: An Alumni Panel”

This alumni feature is in celebration of WUSTL MUSIC’s 75th Anniversary.


Christina Fuhrmann, Professor of Music at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory and editor of BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute
Christina Linsenmeyer, Associate Curator at the Morris Steinert Collection of Musical Instruments at Yale University
Danielle Pacha, Former Managing Editor, Recent Researches, at A-R Editions (Middleton, Wisconsin).


Christina Fuhrmann, Professor of Music at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, previously taught at Ashland University, where she was the 2015 winner of the Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. She also has experience as managing editor of the Journal of Musicology. Her research has been published in venues such as The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, and The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature. Her book, Foreign Opera at the London Playhouses, from Mozart to Bellini (Cambridge University Press, 2015) received the Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music, awarded biennially by the North American British Music Studies Association.

Christina Linsenmeyer was founding curator and interim Head of Curatorial Affairs at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix, AZ (2008–2011).

In 2019, after working for many years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, with funding from the Academy of Finland, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and the Finnish Non-Fiction Writer’s Association, she took a position at Yale University as Associate Curator at the Morris Steinert Collection of Musical Instruments. She holds a PhD in Musicology (Washington University in St Louis, 2011) and a diploma in Violin Making and Restoration (North Bennet Street School, 1996). She has served on the Board of the American Musical Instrument Society and is currently Vice President of ICOM–CIMCIM (International Council of Museums – International Committee for Collections of instruments and music).  She specializes in musical-instrument museums and organology. Her research explores the intersections of aesthetics (visual and aural), social history, and material culture – particularly the canon of violinmaking.

Danielle Pacha earned her Ph.D. in Musicology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. She joined the editorial staff at A-R Editions in 2003 and served as managing editor for Recent Researches in Music from 2015 to 2021. A medievalist by training, she notably helped shape several groundbreaking volumes in Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, including Philip the Chancellor, Motets and Prosulas, edited by Thomas B. Payne (2011), and Motets from the Chansonnier de Noailles, edited by Gaël Saint-Cricq, Eglal Doss-Quinby, Samuel N. Rosenberg (2017). Outside of A-R, she was a longstanding publishing consultant for the nonprofit FairShare CSA Coalition and was tapped to appear on the Genetics Society of America’s 2018 “Careers in Publishing” panel, joining several other STEM and HSS publishing specialists. She has shared her insights on publishing and editing as a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and through Underscore, the A-R blog. She retired from her editorial career in mid-2021 and hopes that her next chapter will be equally as gratifying.