- Ph.D., Indiana University, 2016
- M.A., Indiana University, 2006
- B.M., Crane School of Music, SUNY College at Potsdam, 2004
Daniel Bishop has been adjunct lecturer in music in music in general studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 2010.
During that time, he has taught Music for the Listener (Z101), The Live Musical Performance (Z100), and Music for Film (Z315). He has also created and developed several new courses for the program, including Music in Global Cinema (Z284) and Music and Culture in the James Bond Franchise (Z224).
In addition to his work with Music in General Studies, Bishop has taught graduate-level coursework for the musicology department at the Jacobs School, including Music Bibliography (M539) and Film Music (M510). As a teacher, his greatest priority is to help students of any type of musical background acquire knowledge and develop skills that enable them to experience critically focused and aesthetically rich encounters with art.
Bishop completed his Ph.D. in Musicology at the Jacobs School of Music (2016), where he also earned his M.A. in Music History (2006). A native of upstate New York, he also holds a B.M. in cello performance and music education from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York College at Potsdam (2004).
In August of 2021, he published his first book, The Presence of the Past: Temporal Experience and the New Hollywood Soundtrack (Oxford University Press, 2021), a study of American Cinema of the 1960s and 70s and the role of the soundtrack in creating sensibilities of temporal and historical experience. His research interests include film music and sound, aesthetics and philosophy, and sound studies.
He has written on topics such as cinema of the 1960s and 70s, occult aesthetics in the work of auteur filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky and Guy Maddin, and the relationship between music, myth, and nostalgia.
His work has been published in the edited collections Critical Insights: Bonnie and Clyde (Salem Press, 2016) and Haunted Soundtracks: Audiovisual Cultures of Memory, Landscape, and Sound (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). His research and reviews have been published in The Journal of Musicological Research, Journal of the Society for American Music, and Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association.
Bishop has also presented his work at numerous conferences, including meetings of the American Musicological Society, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and the annual Music and the Moving Image conference held by the New York University Steinhardt School.
His current research project involves exploring the philosophy of Gaston Bachelard and its implications for audiovisual aesthetics and soundtrack studies. He is also developing a new course for the Music in General Studies program, titled “Superheroes: Music in Cinema” (Z320), which focuses on the role of music in the Marvel and DC cinema franchises.