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Beverly Wilcox
Ph.D., U.C. Davis

Courses/Areas Taught
  • Music History/Literature

Professor Beverly Wilcox

Beverly Wilcox is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and completed her Ph.D. in musicology and criticism at U.C Davis. She is also an Alvin H. Johnson AMS-50 fellow of the American Musicological Society. Her dissertation, “The Music Libraries of the Concert Spirituel: Canons, Repertoires, and Bricolage in Eighteenth-Century Paris” concerns concert entrepreneurs who amassed libraries of musical scores and parts and later leased them to their successors, and the effect these practices had on public concert repertoires.

Her article “The Hissing of Jean-Pierre Pagin: Diderot’s Violinist meets the Cabal at the Concert Spirituel,” was published in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture in 2010, and her article on a 1754 concert poster and its relationship to Parisian concert reviews, “Une affiche du Concert spirituel retrouvée,” was published in France. She has taught the department’s Introduction to Music Literature and History of Rock courses, and served as a teaching assistant for other music history and theory courses. She plays the natural horn and received UC Davis’ Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant award in 2007, the Music Library Association’s Carol June Bradley Award for Historical Research in Music Librarianship and the American Musicological Society’s Eugene K. Wolf Travel Award for European Research in 2010, and a Humanities Graduate Research Fellowship from the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies and Music Graduate Group in 2011.