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DavidChapmanPhoto(PhD, Rutgers University) Historical musicology, anthropology of music, performance practice, world music. dchapman@rutgers.edu


DavidChapmanPhotoDAVID CHAPMAN holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, both in double-bass performance. He received his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Rutgers University, where he has taught courses in music history, performance practice, and world music for the Music Department since 1999; he is currently teaching Anthropology of Music in the Anthropology Department at Rutgers.  

He is the author of the monograph Bruckner and the Generalbass Tradition (Vienna: Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2010), and is currently preparing an edition of Bruckner's Nullte Symphony (WAB 100) for the New Bruckner Collected Works series. He has contributed articles and reviews to various scholarly journals, including Eighteenth-Century Music, Ad Parnassum: A Journal of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music and the Galpin Society Journal.

Dr. Chapman remains an active performer on modern double bass, violone in contrabasso, violone da gamba, and five-string Viennese Violon. He frequently appears with a variety of early music groups in the New York metropolitan area, including Sinfonia New York, Early Music New York, and the American Classical Orchestra.

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