- Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, Indiana University, 2023
- Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, Royal College of Music London, 2013
- Bachelor of Arts in Music and Mathematics, Harvard University, 2011
Kirby Haugland is visiting assistant professor of music in musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
His research focuses on the webs of relationships surrounding musical creation and performance. This interest has manifested in subjects ranging from early film music and contemporary composer John Adams to technologies of eighteenth-century stage design. His doctoral dissertation, “Bringing Opera to Saxon Audiences in the Age of Napoleon 1800-1817,” explains how and why local opera producers adapted an international repertoire for early nineteenth-century audiences in Dresden and Leipzig. A portion of this research will soon be appearing in the journal Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture.
Haugland has presented at annual conferences of the American Musicological Society and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the International Conference on Music and Minimalism, and the University of Arizona Graduate Student Music Conference.
In 2018, he accompanied a student string quartet to the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany, where he led a seminar on folk music in quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven and Bela Bartok. In October 2023, he will be presenting at the third annual conference of the Schubert Research Center in Vienna, Austria.
With his background as a performer, Haugland is interested in bringing insights from musicology to musicians, audiences, and the public. He has written many program notes and lectures for opera and concert performances. In early 2020, he served as an advisor and music engraver for Opera Lafayette’s production of the 1805 version of Beethoven’s opera Leonore, performed in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Since 2022, he has also served as finance and administration manager for Bloomington Early Music, which supports several local ensembles and hosts a festival of historically informed performances each May.