Steve Wilson

stevewilson_id_pictureVisiting Lecturer

B.M. University of Iowa; M.M. Wichita State University; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Steve Wilson’s work explores the philosophy of interpretation as it pertains to radical and experimental music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His article, “Diamanda Galás: Écriture Féminine, Abjection, and Feminine Jouissance,” is forthcoming in Perspectives of New Music. Steve has also presented his research at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, as well as other conferences across the fields of musicology and engineering.

Steve’s other research interests include film music, aesthetics, women in music, and music technology. While at Wichita State University, Steve served at the Center for Research in Arts, Technology, Education, and Learning. There, he help created interdisciplinary meetings between arts and engineering students. During this time, he composed electronic works and created sound art installations for galleries including the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia.

Prior to teaching at the University of Illinois, Steve taught at Mount Mercy University and Cornell College, both in Iowa. He earned his Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Steve also holds an MM in percussion performance from Wichita State University and a BM in percussion performance from the University of Iowa.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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