David Warren Steel

Curriculum Vitae

904 South Lamar Blvd.
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
E-mail: mudws@olemiss.edu


2015-present Professor of Music Emeritus, University of Mississippi.
2011-2015 Professor of Music, University of Mississippi.
1987-2011 Associate Professor of Music, University of Mississippi.
1980-1987 Assistant Professor of Music and Southern Culture, University of Mississippi.
1974-1980 Staff Assistant, Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Michigan; Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan School of Music.


1973-1982 University of Michigan, Ph.D. in musicology, December 1982; A.M. in musicology, May 1976; harpsichord study with Edward Parmentier.
1969-1971 Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, special student.
1964-1968 Harvard College, A.B. cum laude in general studies (linguistics and Germanic languages and literature), June 1968; organ and harpsichord study with James Weaver and John Fesperman.

Awards and Fellowships

1992 Society of Pi Kappa Lambda
1987-1988 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
1984 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers
1979 Rackham Dissertation Grant, University of Michigan
1978 Fred Harris Daniels Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society
1968 The Phi Beta Kappa Society
1967 Harvard College Scholarship

Memberships and Offices Held

American Musicological Society, Association of Anglican Musicians, Early Music America, Society for Ethnomusicology (local arrangements co-chair, 1993 meeting), Society for American Music.


Guest Lectures and Conference Papers

Sound Recordings

Film and Media

Reviews and Interviews

Grants and Consultantships

2015 Endowed Chair in Musicology, University of Alabama.
2005, 2010-14, 2018 Instructor, Camp Fasola, a residential singing school.
2008 Consultant for Blue Ridge Music Center, supported by National Council for Traditional Arts and National Park Service
1990 Consultant for State Board of Education, Wrote Mississippi Culture Curriculum for Ninth Grade Social Studies
1987-1991 Consultant Specialist, Sacred Harp Publishing Company, Carrollton, Georgia, for new edition of The Sacred Harp.
1985 Instructor, Regional Heritage Project, Booneville, Mississippi, supported by Mississippi Council for the Humanities.
1984 Folklife Presenter, Louisiana Folklife Festival, Louisiana World Exposition.
1983 Instructor, Sacred Harp Singing School, Pittsboro, Mississippi, supported by National Endowment for the Arts.
1983 Instructor, Mississippi Culture Summer Seminar, Jackson State University.
1981-1984 Director, Oxford Folklife Festival, supported by National Endowment for the Arts and Mississippi Arts Commission.
Warren Steel (mudws@olemiss.edu)

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