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Emily H. Green

Emily H. Green is assistant professor of musicology at George Mason University. Her work examines music as a product of economic and social structures rather than as an expression of the pure “genius” of historical figures. She writes on the music trade in the age of Mozart and Beethoven, investigating questions like: How much did the whims of the marketplace determine a composers’ compositional choices? How did published scores reach their readers? How did composers and readers measure success at that time? She written a book, Dedicating Music, 1785-1850, coming out in 2019 from University of Rochester Press, Eastman Studies in Music; she has co-edited a volume, Consuming Music (publ. 2017); and she has published articles in several scholarly journals. She is fluent in a variety of types of academic and non-academic writing, as evidenced in more than one scholarly piece composed as a narrative, her second book manuscript, Tales of Music’s Distribution, and her journalism for NewMusicBox and the New York Times. She is active as a performer on modern and historical keyboards in the Washington, DC area, and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two small children.