screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-7-52-10-pmDr. Samuel N. Dorf has taught in the Department of Music at the University of Dayton since 2010. He is an innovative teacher, committed to experiential learning in the musicology classroom and to public musicology for the community. He takes his teaching and mentorship responsibilities very seriously. As a scholar, performer and ensemble director he believes that the music history classroom should be a space to listen, play, and experiment with familiar and unfamiliar repertoires. Dorf has an engaging and energetic teaching style that challenges all students to explore questions of music historiography, performance practice, social justice, and aesthetics.

He currently serves as the Associate Director of the University Honors Program at the University of Dayton where he directs the Honors Thesis process, runs the Berry Summer Thesis Institute, and the Honors Student Symposium, and advocates for undergraduate research across campus.

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-7-47-13-pmHe has written about his teaching for the American Musicological Society’s blog, Musicology Now, here.


University of Dayton

Music 205: Music, Technology, and Culture

Music 301: Music History I

Music 302: Music History II

Music 309: Opera Seminar

Music 315: Music and Gender

Music 327: Music in Film

Music 501: Graduate Musicology Seminar

Music 390-30: Gamelan Ensemble  (Co-Director)

Music 390-31: Early Music Ensemble (Director)

University of Victoria

Fine Arts 100: The Creative Being (Developed curriculum, team-taught, and worked with Faculty of Fine Arts Dean’s office to administer new required interdisciplinary course on theories of creativity).

Northwestern University

General Music 175: Music as Multimedia (Non-majors course)

General Music 230: Masterpieces of Opera (Non-majors course)

Musicology 400: Graduate Music History Review (for Doctor of Music students).