Music History Faculty

Stuart G. Cheney

Associate Professor of Musicology, Chair of Musicology

Stuart Cheney joined the TCU School of Music in 2009. He earned degrees in composition and musicology at the University of North Texas before completing the Ph.D. in historical musicology at the University of Maryland, where he also directed the early music ensembles for four years. His areas of research and teaching include the French Baroque, the viola da gamba and its repertoire, and rock music. He has presented his research at national and regional meetings of the American Musicological Society, Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, International Biennial Baroque Conference, International Musicological Society, College Music Society and at symposia in Versailles and Limoges, France.

Cheney's articles on French Baroque music have appeared in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (revised edition), The Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, Consort: European Journal of Early Music, A Viola da Gamba Miscellanea, and most recently in Early Music. He also has published editions of 17th- and 18th-century chamber music for Éditions Minkoff and Dovehouse Editions. A recipient of the Pomeroy Prize for contributions to early music at the University of Maryland as well as a one-year Chateaubriand Grant from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cheney served from 1999 to 2007 as editor of The Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. He has performed on viola da gamba, baroque cello, vielle and mandolin with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, Orchestra of the 17th Century, Maryland Handel Festival, the Bach Sinfonia, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and many others.

Prior to coming to TCU, Cheney taught at Southern Methodist University, Goucher College in Baltimore, the University of Maryland and Vanderbilt University.

BM - University of North Texas
MM- University of North Texas
PhD- University of Maryland