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Dr. Amy E. Zigler serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Graduate Admissions Coordinator in the School of Music at Salem College, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate music history, piano literature, and courses on women in music. Her research specializes in music of the 19th and 20th centuries, with a focus on the cultural study of chamber music, the social history of music in Germany and Great Britain, and the study of gender and sexuality in music. Dr. Zigler has presented papers internationally, nationally, and regionally, including the 2008 Performing Romantic Music: Theory and Practice conference in Durham, England, the 33rd Annual 19th Century Studies Association conference, and multiple presentations at the North American British Music Studies Association bi-annual conferences. Dr. Zigler has also been published in the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music as well as the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy website. She holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Florida, where she was a Graduate Alumni Fellow; her dissertation explored the intersection between biography and style in the chamber works of Dame Ethel Smyth. Dr. Zigler holds degrees in Piano Performance from Belmont University (M.M.) and the University of Alabama (B.M., magna cum laude), and she continues to perform as a soloist and collaborative pianist. In addition to her formal education, Dr. Zigler studied piano at the Landesmusikakademie in Heek, Germany with Falko Steinbach, and she received a certificate in 20th century British history from the University of Cambridge. She is currently a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, the American Musicological Society, the North American British Music Studies Association, the International Smyth Society, and the International Alliance for Women in Music. Dr. Zigler serves on the American Musicological Society Committee on Women and Gender, and as board member for musicology in the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic chapter.

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