Tina Frühauf is currently developing the RILM Music Encyclopedias; as editor she oversees the German editorial work of RILM and the RILM Retrospectives Abstracts of Music Literature (dating before 1967). She is also teaching at Columbia University and is on the doctoral faculty of The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.
Born and educated in Germany (with a PhD in Historical Musicology from the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen), she has lived in New York since 1999, and holds dual citizenship. Frühauf’s research is centered on the developing field of music and Jewish studies, especially in religious contexts but also art music, historiography, and Jewish community (through participatory action research), often crossing the methodological boundaries between ethnomusicology and historical musicology. She has received most recently fellowships and grants from the American Musicological Society, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture.
Dr. Frühauf has written widely about the German Jewish music culture; aside from book chapters and encyclopedia articles, her work appeared in The Musical Quarterly, Musica Judaica, and TDR: The Drama Review. She is the author of The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture (Oxford University Press, 2009/2012; also available in German through G. Olms); editor of An Anthology of German-Jewish Organ Music, Hans Samuel: Selected Piano Works (A-R Editions, 2013), and Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture (Oxford University Press, 2014). She has just signed a contract on her second book designed for a more general readership (the first, Salomon Sulzer: Reformer, Cantor, Icon, was published by Hentrich & Hentrich in English and German in 2014): Experiencing Jewish Music in America: A Listener’s Companion (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Dr. Frühauf is currently completing a comprehensive monograph on music in the Jewish communities of Germany after 1945. She has just organized the 2015 conference Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945 http://brookcenter.gc.cuny.edu/postmodernity%E2%80%99s-musical-pasts-rediscoveries-and-revivals-after-1945-abstracts/, hosted by The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation, to venture into new areas of musicological inquiry