Faculty Profile

Amy Wlodarski

Associate Professor of Music (2005)

Contact Information


Weiss Center for the Arts Room 215


Her current research explores the relationship between music, trauma, memory, and politics, especially with regard to the music of European totalitarian regimes. Current publications focus on the manner in which composers have imagined the Holocaust in musical works ranging from Arnold Schoenberg to Steve Reich. In addition to written scholarship, she has given pre-performance lectures with musical institutions such as the Los Angeles Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. At Dickinson, Professor Wlodarski teaches music history courses and conducts the Dickinson College Choir. Recently, She was named a 2010 co-recipient of the Oral History Association’s Pedagogy and Teaching Award.


  • B.A., Middlebury College, 1997
  • M.A., Eastman School of Music, 2001
  • Ph.D., 2006

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

MUEN 009 College Choir
Admission to all department ensembles is by audition at the beginning of the academic year or by permission of the director. Instrumental ensembles meet once a week for 2 to 2 1/2 hours each. Choral ensembles meet twice a week for 1 to 1 1/4 hours each. Credit for participation in department ensembles is noted on participants' transcripts.

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.