Kristin Wendland (Ph.D.., CUNY) is a Senior Lecturer at Emory University in Atlanta, where she teaches music theory classes; history and culture classes; Argentine tango courses; and arranges for, coaches, and mentors the students of the Emory Tango Ensemble. Wendland has served The College Music Society as Board Member for Music Theory (2004-07), Program Committee member (2004-08), member of the Committee on Community Engagement (2010-15), chair of Professional Development Committee (2009-10 and 2015-) and Chair of the 2015 Nominations Committee. Her recent article “The Allure of Tango: Grafting Traditional Performance Practice and Style onto Art-Tangos” appeared in the College Music Symposium (47/2007). She has read papers, participated in panel sessions, and led demonstration workshops on music theory and Argentine tango topics for The College Music Society, the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Ethnomusicology, and she has been invited to give lecture demonstrations at the University of Miami the University of California, Riverside, Music Teachers’ Association of California, and the University of Kentucky. She has organized and performed on numerous Argentine tango concerts, programs and milongas (tango dances) at Emory and around the Atlanta area. Wendland received a Fulbright Lecture and Research grant in 2005 to Buenos Aries, and she planned and organized two CMS professional development workshops in Buenos Aires in 2007 and 2009. Her book Tracing Tangueros: Argentine Tango Instrumental Music (Oxford University Press) with coauthor Kacey Link appeared in March, 2016.
Music Theory and the Tango