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Matthew Baumer

Matthew BaumerAssociate Professor

Music History

Contact Information

Cogswell 302



Survey of Music and Literature

Music History I and II


PhD, University of North Carolina

MM, University of North Carolina

MA, University of North Carolina

BSEd, Drake University


Matthew Baumer teaches the undergraduate music history survey as well as graduate courses in music history and music research. His interests include 19th-century program music, particularly the orchestral music of Franz Liszt, the representation of gender in instrumental music, and African American gospel music. After graduating with a degree in choral music education from Drake University, he earned the MM in piano performance as well as the MA and PhD in musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the faculty at IUP, he taught music history at Middle Tennessee State University and was the managing editor of the Instrumentalist. He has presented papers at national and regional meetings of the American Musicological Society and at other conferences in the United States and England. Performing interests include collaborative piano and singing in early music ensembles. An avid cyclist, he is married to Jane Potter Baumer, a mezzo soprano and choral music educator, and has two daughters, Haley and Hannah.

  • Music Department
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 103
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.