Gail Hilson Woldu
Gail Hilson Woldu is Professor of Music at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Her published work focuses on the disparate fields of American popular music in the late twentieth century and music in France between 1870 and 1930. She has written two books, one in each area: The Words and Music of Ice Cube and an annotated translation, with introduction, of Vincent d’Indy’s Cours de composition musicale. Her numerous articles and essays on Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, French schools of music, and hip-hop culture appear in Revue de musicologie, Musical Quarterly, Notes, Women and Music, and College Music Symposium, as well as in edited volumes, among them Echos de France et d’Italie, Debussy and His World, Nadia Boulanger et Lili Boulanger, témoignages et etudes, Le Conservatoire de Paris: des Ménus-Plaisirs à la Cité de la musique, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, The Resisting Muse, and The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities supported her research on d’Indy and his contemporaries. Woldu is currently writing a book on Marian Anderson.