Carol J. Oja
Carol J. Oja is William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University. She is also on the faculty of Harvard’s graduate program in American Studies. Oja's Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s won the Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. Her newest book, Bernstein Meets Broadway: Art, Race, and Progressive Politics During WWII, is to be published by Oxford University Press. Other books include Aaron Copland and his World (co-edited with Judith Tick); Colin McPhee: Composer in Two Worlds (University of Illinois Press); A Celebration of American Music: Words and Music in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock (co-edited with Richard Crawford and R. Allen Lott); and American Music Recordings: A Discography of 20th-Century U.S. Composers. Oja has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College, the National Humanities Center, NEH, and the Mellon Faculty Fellows Program at Harvard. She is past-president of the Society for American Music.