Dr. Kristen Turner

Adjunct Faculty, Music History

Bachelor of Music in Performance, UNC-Greensboro

Master of Arts in Musicology, Eastman School of Music

Master of Arts in Musicology, UNC-Chapel Hill

Ph.D. in Musicology, UNC-Chapel


Kristen M. Turner holds degrees from UNC-Greensboro, the Eastman School of Music, and UNC-Chapel Hill. Her dissertation, “Opera in English: Class and Culture in America, 1878-1910,” received a Glen Haydon Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Musicology. She has presented at numerous conferences including the national meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music. Her work has been published in the Journal of the Society for American Music, and the Journal of Musicological Research. Her research interests are in 19th century opera, 19th and 20th century American musical culture, African American music, music and politics, and music and gender.