Jacek Blaszkiewicz is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century French music, criticism, and aesthetics. His current research and teaching interests include opera and operetta, street music, urban history, theories of listening, empire and imperialism, and historical sound studies.
Dr. Blaszkiewicz’s current book project, Fanfare for a City: Music and the Urban Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Paris, uncovers the foundational role that urbanization played in shaping the city’s musical life. Focusing on the years 1848-1900, the book shows how shifting attitudes towards composing, consuming, and listening to music paralleled how Second-Empire Paris was designed as a “capital of the nineteenth century.” Dr. Blaszkiewicz has presented his work at meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Royal Musical Association, and the Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. His writing is published or forthcoming in the Journal of Musicology, Current Musicology, Nineteenth Century Music Review, Notes: Journal of the Music Library Association, and the edited volumes Musical Theatre in Europe, 1830-1945 and Berlioz 1869-2019: 150 ans de passions.
Dr. Blaszkiewicz has been the recipient of numerous grants, including a Fulbright Fellowship, the Alvin H. Johnson AMS-50 Fellowship, and the M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet award from the American Musicological Society. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music (2018). Before joining the music history faculty at Wayne State, he taught at Williams College, Eastman, and Stony Brook University. During the 2015-16 academic year, he was a chercheur at the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV) and at the Institut de Recherche en Musicologie (IReMus).