April Prince

Extraordinary Professor of Music History

April Prince, Extraordinary professsor
Office Location
204 Communications/Music Complex
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
School of Music
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 8
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2774
E-mail Address


B.A., Wesleyan College; M.M., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Short Bio

April L. Prince joined the Loyola University New Orleans musicology faculty in 2012.  She holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, and her dissertation, entitled “Der anmutreichen, unschuldsvollen Herrin: Clara Schumann’s Public Personas” focuses on the reception of Clara in portraiture, concert reviews, and programming.  Her research interests include nineteenth-century German pianism, virtuosity, gender studies, and twentieth-century country and hillbilly musics of the American South.

Prince has presented her work at a variety of conferences including AMS regional meetings and the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music.  Her research has been supported by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and through a continuing fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin.

Before coming to Loyola, Prince taught classes in music history at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City Community College, and UT-Austin.  She is currently working on an article about Clara Schumann’s portraiture and historiography, selections of which she will present at the AMS National Meeting in fall, 2013.

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