In the UChicago Magazine, Braxton Shelley (PhD ’17) praises Alumna Eileen Southern for “singlehandedly [starting] a field” of Black musicology

Eileen Southern


The UChicago magazine features Alumna Eileen Southern for her contributions to Black music history and musicology. Her book Music of Black Americans: A History has become a foundational text for those studying these topics and was a major contribution to the literature alongside her journal The Black Perspective in Music. Read the full article to hear from different Black musicologists, including UChicago Alumnus Braxton Shelley (PhD ’17), about how Southern’s contributions to Black musicology and musicology as a whole have shaped the field.