Josephine R.B. Wright
Josephine Lincoln Morris Professor of Africana Studies; Professor of Music; Chair of Africana Studies
Department/Affiliation: Africana Studies, Music
Office Address: 216 Scheide Music Center
- B.Mus., University of Missouri
- M.Mus., Pius XII Academy, Italy
- M.A., University of Missouri
- Ph.D., Musicology, New York University
- AFST 401: Independent Study
- MUSC 213: Music History III
- IDPT 101: First-Year Seminar
Awards and Professional Memberships
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Society for American Music (2015)
- Former Editor - American Music, first women appointed editor for this society, first black appointed to such a position by a national musicological organization in the United States - 1994-1997
- Former Editor - Music and African-American Culture
- Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Missouri - 1999
- Board of Directors of the American Musicological Society, The Society for American Music - member
- Pi Kappa Lambda Upsilon Chapter - National Music Honorary
- National Artistic Directorate - member
- Former Trustee - The American Classical Music Hall of Fame, Museum of Cincinnati
- The Clark Fund Award
- The National Endowment of the Humanities
- The Henry Luce Award - Distinguished Scholarship
- The holder of the first endowed chair in Black Studies at The College of Wooster, where she joined the faculty in 1981.
- In the summer of 2006, she presented an invited paper at Oxford University.
- Is currently an adviser for the revised Grove Dictionary of American Music published by Oxford University Press.
- She is an expert in African-American music, American music, women in music, and Western music history.