Stephen Crist


Stephen Crist is Professor of Music History. His primary areas of research concern European music of the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, and jazz in the 1950s and 1960s. His publications on J. S. Bach and his contemporaries have appeared in many books and journals, including The Cambridge Companion to Bach, Oxford Composer Companions: J. S. Bach, The World of the Bach Cantatas, Bach Perspectives, Bach (Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute), and Journal of the American Musicological Society. He also contributed the entry on “Johann Sebastian Bach” for Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music. His work on early Lutheran hymnody includes Enchiridion Geistliker Leder vnde Psalmen, Magdeburg 1536: Introductory Study and Facsimile Edition and an article in Notes (Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association) on hymnals and other musical sources in the Kessler Reformation Collection at Emory. In addition, he has conducted extensive archival research on the jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, which has been presented in venues such as Lincoln Center and the Library of Congress. He also delivered the keynote address for the Brubeck Festival at the University of the Pacific, and has published articles on Brubeck in the Journal of Musicology and Bach Perspectives. Dr. Crist has served as president of the American Bach Society (2012-2016) and president of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (2013-2015).