Dale E. Monson


Member, Commission on Accreditation
Elected November 2015; term ends November 2018

Dale E. Monson is Professor of Music and Director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. Prior to his current appointment in 2009, he served as Professor and Director of the School of Music at Brigham Young University, and earlier worked on the faculties of the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Michigan.

Professor Monson is a musicologist with interests in 18th-century opera, early 19th-century German Romanticism, and aesthetics. He is the former Director of the Pergolesi Research Center and Editor-in-Chief of the Pergolesi Complete Works Edition. His scholarship has focused on the influence of singers on the history of opera. He has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Delmas Foundation, and is a Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, serving as visiting lecturer to the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He has published multiple articles in the New Grove Dictionary on opera and librettists. Early in his career he studied orchestral conducting, including appearances with the Mexico City Chamber Orchestra in the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City and the Lake George Opera Festival.

Professor Monson earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in musicology from Columbia University, a Master of Arts Degree in Music Theory from Brigham Young University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Clarinet Performance from Brigham Young University. He has served NASM as an Annual Meeting presenter, as member of the 2013 Nominating Committee, and Chair of the 2014 Nominating Committee.

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Posted December 2015