Martin Nedbal

Assistant Professor of Musicology
Primary office:
785-864-9718
338 Murphy Hall


Ph.D. Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; M.M. Syracuse University; B.A. Hamilton College

Martin Nedbal joined the University of Kansas musicology faculty in 2016 after previously serving on the faculty of the University of Arkansas. He received his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the Eastman School of Music in 2009. His main research interest is in opera history, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, and he also studies the music of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, and Czech music.

Nedbal’s book Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven will be published by Routledge in the fall of 2016. He has also published numerous articles on the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Smetana, and Dvořák in the journals The Musical Quarterly, Opera Quarterly, Acta Musicologica, The Journal of Musicological Research, and Current Musicology. Nedbal is also a contributor to The Oxford Handbook on Music Censorship, Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia, and The New Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online. His research has been supported by grants from the Austrian Scholarship Foundation and the American Musicological Society.

His current projects include a monograph on the reception of Mozart’s operas in nineteenth-century Prague, and the edition of the first Czech translation of Mozart’s Così fan tutte from 1831. He is also preparing an English edition of the theoretical works by Leoš Janáček for Editio Janáček. 


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