Head of Music Library
Jennifer Oates's research focuses on music librarianship, instruction, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British music, particularly Scottish art music and the music of Hamish MacCunn and Sir Granville Bantock. In addition to articles and book chapters, her publications include a biography of MacCunn (Ashgate, 2013) and critical editions of MacCunn’s overtures (2010) and a two-volume edition of his songs (2016) in Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.
She received the Music Library Association’s 2016 Richard S. Hill Award for best essay or article on library instruction/pedagogy for her article, “Engaging with Research and Resources in Music History Courses” in the spring 2014 issue of The Journal of Music History Pedagogy. In addition to her library degree, Professor Oates holds a bachelor's degree in vocal performance, and a master's and Ph.D in historical musicology.