Laura Dolp's interdisciplinary research explores the historical agency of music as a site of human transformation, including music and spirituality, the interrelation of music and social spaces, mapping and musical practices, and the poetics of the natural world. Currently she is working on a monograph that examines the historical relationship between cartography and the musical score, Maps and Music: Stories of the Cartographic Score, and is contributor and editor of a book-length collection on the reception of Arvo Pärt’s music, entitled Arvo Pärt in Media, Culture and Politics. Dr. Dolp is also co-author for a recent collection of essays on Pärt (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and her research is featured in 19th-Century Music, the Journal of Musicological Research, Naturlaut and Muzyka. She has been awarded a President’s Fellowship at Columbia University and a DAAD scholarship at Humboldt–Universität in Berlin.

Dr. Dolp is Associate Professor of Musicology and Coordinator of General Education Studies at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University where she teaches undergraduate history and graduate seminar special topics. Before joining the faculty at Montclair State University she was a visiting faculty member at Wellesley College. She received her Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Columbia University.


Ph.D., Historical Musicology
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, May 2005
Dissertation: Mahler’s Landscapes: Constructions of Space in Music and the Visual Arts in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

M.A., Music History and Literature
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Thesis: The Silent Garden: Inventive Procedure and Ancient Principle in the Berlin Mass of Arvo Pärt

B.M., Cello Performance
Portland State University

B.A., Sound and Visual Relations
Mills College

Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria

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