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Kelly Christensen

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Kelly Christensen

M.A., Musicology, Indiana University
B.M., Music Education, Bowling Green State University
Dissertation Title: 
When Music Gets Old


Kelly Christensen is a doctoral candidate in musicology at Stanford University. She holds a master of arts degree in musicology from Indiana University, with a minor in philosophy (2015), and a bachelor of music in music education from Bowling Green State University (2012). Her dissertation, “When Music Gets Old: Revivals, Reorchestration, and Recollections of Eighteenth-Century Opéra-Comique in Nineteenth-Century France,” asks how audiences, artists, and administrations remembered cultural products of the Old Regime after the Revolution, specifically the nationalist genre opéra-comique. Archival research for her project was supported by the French Embassy in the US's Chateaubriand Fellowship in 2018-2019 and by the Georges Lurcy Foundation in 2019-2020. She is also developing a database of the Opéra-Comique’s daily programming, 1820-1850, whose archival research was supported in 2019 by the American Musicological Society's M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund.

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