Welcome to the professional site of Dr. Samuel N. Dorf, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Dayton.

Dorf HeadshotDr. Samuel N. Dorf is a musicologist and dance historian. He received a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Northwestern University in 2009. Dr. Dorf has published articles dealing with the performance and reinvention of ancient Greek music and dance in fin-de-siècle Paris, and queer music reception and has presented papers at history, queer studies, dance history, archaeology, and musicology conferences throughout North America and Europe. His research areas include intersections between musicology and dance studies and the history of technology, reception studies, queer studies, film studies, and the history of performance practice. He has won awards, grants, travel funds, and fellowships from The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, The University of Dayton, The Ohio Humanities Council, Northwestern University, Harvard University, the Society of Dance History Scholars, and the American Musicological Society. His monograph, Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930, was published by Oxford University Press in 2019.