Elizabeth Hoover, Musicology

Teaching Professor
Lead Departmental Advisor
Associate Director of Liberal Education

224 Presser Hall
(513) 529-2054

Ph.D Musicology, University of Pittsburgh
MA Musicology, University of Pittsburgh
BA Music, Miami University

Elizabeth HooverElizabeth Hoover is an Associate Teaching Professor in Music in the Department of Music who specializes in twentieth-century music and American experimentalism. Her research interests explore the intersections of sound, image and gesture in multimedia and screen media, including opera, happenings, film, television, and music videos. She has lectured at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, presented papers at various symposiums and conferences, including those held by the Society for American Music and American Musicological Society, and published in Current Musicology, Jazz Perspectives and Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. Her chapter, “Collage and the Feedback Condition of Earle Brown’s Calder Piece,” was published in Beyond Notation: The Music of Earle Brown (University of Michigan Press, 2017), the first monograph on composer Earle Brown, an American pioneer in open form and indeterminacy.

Dr. Hoover’s recurring teaching responsibilities in the Department of Music involve courses for music majors, including the core music history sequence, MUS211 and MUS212, A History of Western Music, and Global Miami Plan courses for music majors and non-majors alike, including MUS313, Writing About Small Screen Sounds, MUS206, Tracking Sounds: A History of Film Music, and MUS189, Great Ideas in Western Music. She also teaches and advises graduate students in MUS490/590, Special Topics in Music, MUS621, Graduate Research in Music, and the MUS611 Research Project.

Dr. Hoover specializes in music history pedagogy and writing across the music curriculum. In 2020-2021 she is participating in the faculty learning community (FLC), “Creating Support Structures for Graduate Student Writers,” co-sponsored by the Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE) and the MU Graduate School, to develop pedagogical strategies that emphasize informal writing practices within the graduate curriculum. She is also a Digital Media author for W.W. Norton for content included in online resources for the 13th edition of Enjoyment of Music (Forney and Dell’Antonio, 2018), the 10th edition of A History of Western Music (Burkholder, et al., 2018), and the 4th edition of Enjoyment of Music Essential Listening Edition (Forney and Dell'Antonio, 2020).

In 2019-2020 Dr. Hoover co-facilitated the Alumni Teaching Scholars (ATS) faculty learning community with Milt Cox as part of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). She participated in the 2016-2017 ATS cohort to explore the application of online learning frameworks, methodologies and technologies to face-to-face delivery methods of music history and appreciation courses in higher education. She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate for Instructional Design and Educational Technology at Miami University to further develop this research. Dr. Hoover continues her work with the CTE as a Faculty Teaching Associate (FTA) for the 2020-2021 school year.

Dr. Hoover holds an MA in Musicology and a PhD in Musicology, both from the University of Pittsburgh.