Arizona State University
Professor of Music
Dr Sabine Feisst is Professor of Musicology and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University’s School of Music and Global Institute of Sustainability. Focusing on twentieth and twenty-first century music studies, she published the monographs Der Begriff ‘Improvisation’ in der neuen Musik (Studio Verlag, 1997) and Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years (Oxford University Press, 2011) which won the Society for American Music’s prestigious Lowens Award for the most outstanding book on American music in 2011 and was called “a pioneering work of revisionist scholarship.” In 2014 she was chosen as one of five ASU professors to receive the Defining Edge Research Award in the Humanities and Literature. Her research has been supported by German and American government grants and she has served on the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship board. Author of over 80 articles in anthologies, journals and reference works and US editor of Contemporary Music Review, she is currently writing a monograph on music inspired by the American Southwest, deserts, editing the Oxford Handbook of Ecomusicology, and is general editor with Denise Von Glahn for the Music, Nature, Place book series from Indiana University Press. With Garth Paine, she co-directs ASU’s Acoustic Ecology Lab which includes such research streams as the Listen(n) Project and EcoRift.