Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Area of Specialization
19th & 20th Century Music
Opera: An Introduction; Music History Introduction; Traditions in American Music; Jazz, A History in Sound; Broadway Musicals; Romantic Music: 19th Century; Music in Modern Times: 20th Century; and Senior Seminar (American Studies)
Larry Stempel specializes in the study of Western music of the 19th and 20th centuries, and his research has focused on examining the relationship between the cultivated and vernacular traditions of this period. He has served as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra of the Universidad de Chile, La Serena, and his compositions have been performed at the Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood. W.W. Norton & Co. will publish his forthcoming history of Broadway musicals.
“Not Even Varese Can Be an Orphan,” The Musical Quarterly 60, 1 (1974): 46-60.
“Vareses Awkwardness und die Symmetrie im Zwolftonrahmen,” Scweizerische Musikzeitung 119: 69-82.
“’Street Scene’ and the Enigma of Broadway Opera” in A New Orpheus (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986): 321-41.
"The Musical Play Expands," American Music 10, 2 (1992): 136-69.