Christopher Ogburn

Adjunct

Visual & Performing Arts

Christopher G. Ogburn is a doctoral candidate of Historical Musicology at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research concerns German opera, particularly the music of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, German American studies, and American country music. His dissertation, entitled Strauss in the City: The Reception of Richard Strauss’s Salome, Elektra, and Der Rosenkavalier within New York City, 1907-1941, explores the reception of Strauss’s early operatic work in New York and the use of this music in German American identity formation.

Education

  • M.Phil. in Historical Musicology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • M.A. in Historical Musicology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • B.Mus. in Bassoon Performance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

 

Courses Taught

MUSC 150 Roots of the Modern Age: Music

  • Research
    • German Opera
    • German American Studies 
    • Reception Studies 
    • American Country Music
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    "Brews, Brotherhood, and Beethoven: The 1865 New York City Sängerfest and the Fostering of German American Identity," American Music (forthcoming, 2016).

    “The 1865 New York Sängerfest and the Formation of German American Identity,” Society of German American Studies Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, April 11, 2014