Dr. David Metzer

Professor, Musicology

BA (Dickinson), M.Phil, PhD (Yale)

Music Building 403
Tel. 604-822-2246
david.metzer@ubc.ca


Biography

David Metzer’s work explores a range of twentieth and twenty-first century styles, including classical, jazz, and pop. He is currently working on a book dealing with this history of the ballad in American popular music from the 1950s to the present.

Dr. Metzer’s publications included Musical Modernism at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Quotation and Cultural Meaning in Twentieth-Century Music (Cambridge University Press, 2003). He has had articles published in Popular Music, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Musicology, Black Music Research Journal, and Modernism/Modernity, among other journals.