Assistant Professor of Music Receives National Honor

September 2, 2014

Dr. Amy Zigler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Salem College, has been invited to serve a three-year term on the American Musicological Society’s Committee on Women and Gender. Her appointment will begin in November 2014.

The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 to advance scholarship in the various fields of music through research, learning, and teaching. More than 3,400 individuals from over 40 nations participate in the Society. The Committee on Women and Gender, initially founded in 1974, is comprised of select members who are charged with advancing the status and representation of women in the Society and in the discipline at large, and making recommendations for relevant action to the Board.

“Salem College and the School of Music are extremely proud of Dr. Zigler's honor of being chosen to the prestigious American Musicological Society's Committee on Women and Gender. Her selection to this elite committee represents her high standard and dedication to scholarship in the field of women in music. She will represent Salem College well over the next three years of her term,” said Dr. Timothy Olsen, Acting Director of the School of Music.

Dr. Zigler received her B.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Alabama, followed by a M.M. in Piano Performance from Belmont University. Her Ph.D. in Music History and Literature is from the University of Florida. She previously taught at Salem College as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a Part-time Assistant Professor before her appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. She teaches multiple sections of Music History, as well as Women in Music for majors and non-majors, and Piano Literature. She has been a member of the American Musicological Society since 2002.

Published on September 2, 2014