Associate Professor of Music, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Associate Professor of Music Charity Lofthouse received degrees in vocal performance and music theory from Oberlin Conservatory and a Ph.D. in music theory from the CUNY Graduate Center, where her dissertation focused on Sonata Theory and formal hybridity in Dmitri Shostakovich’s early multi-movement symphonies. Her publications include work on Shostakovich and on the film compositions of Clint Eastwood, and she has presented papers and lectures at Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, Music Theory Society of New York State, Feminist Theories in Music, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Eastman School of Music, Louisiana State University, Mannes College of Music, and at international conferences in Austria, Estonia, and Russia. Before joining the faculty of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Charity taught at Baruch and Hunter Colleges and at Oberlin Conservatory. In addition to activities as a music theorist, Lofthouse continues to perform as a composer, singer, and keyboardist, most recently giving vocal recitals at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and performing as soloist at Union Temple Brooklyn, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and Trinity Wall Street, in New York City.