Sarah Eyerly, Associate Professor of Musicology, Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology, Director of the Early Music Program, and Coordinator of Musicology, holds the MA/PhD in musicology and criticism from the University of California, Davis, and the MM in historical performance practices from the Mannes College of Music. As a Fulbright Fellow to the Netherlands, she studied historical performance practices at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. Prior to joining the faculty at FSU, she taught at UCLA, the University of Southern California, and Butler University, and was appointed as a visiting scholar with UCLA’s Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Her research interests are broad, and include sound studies, performance practice and applied musicology, music and religion, and the geo-humanities. Her book and sound mapping project, Moravian Soundscapes (Series: Music, Nature, Place; Indiana University Press, 2020), is a sonic history of Moravian mission communities during the period of the Seven Year’s War and the American Revolution. She is also currently involved in an interdisciplinary research project on the history and transmission of Moravian hymns in the Mohican language. Other research projects include adaptations of Mozart’s music by Inuit musicians in coastal Labrador, a biography and documentary film on the life of the eighteenth-century Mohican musician, Joshua, heritage tourism and indigenous representation at the Gnadenhütten massacre site in Ohio, and sound reconstruction of the Apalachee and Spanish musical culture of Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, FL.