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Jennifer Oates
Position: Assistant Professor, Queens College and the Graduate Center; Head of the Music Library, Queens College
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College
Phone: 718-997-3901
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Florida State University
Research Interests: 19th-20th century British music, women and music

Jennifer Oates is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British music. Additional research interests include women and music, Scotland in music, and American music. She is also a founding member of the North American British Music Studies Association.


Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): A Musical Life. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2013.

Three Overtures of Hamish MacCunn (1868–1916): The Dowie Dens o’ Yarrow, Land of the Mountain and the Flood, and The Ship o’ the Fiend, full-score edition. Recent Researches in Music of the Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Centuries. Madison, WI: AR Editions, 2010.

“Brigadoon: Lerner and Loewe’s Scotland,” Studies in Musical Theatre 3/1 (2009): 91–99.

“Hamish MacCunn (1868–1916): A Scottish National Composer?,” in Europe, Empire and Spectacle in 19th-Century British Music, edited by Rachel Cowgill and Julian Rushton, pp. 145-57. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006.

“Practical Ways to Bring Information Literacy into the Undergraduate Music Curriculum,” College Music Symposium 44 (2004): 74–82.

“Music Librarianship Education: Problems and Solutions,” Music Reference Services Quarterly 8/3 (2004): 1–24.

“The Making of Scottish National Opera: Hamish MacCunn’s Jeanie Deans,” The Opera Journal, 35/2–3 (June-September 2002): 3–28.