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Faculty Profile

Amy Wlodarski

(she/her/hers)Professor of Music; Charles A. Dana Chair (2005)

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Weiss Center for the Arts Room 215


An award-winning scholar and teacher, Prof. Wlodarski's research explores the complex expressive relationships between Jewish music, trauma, memory, and the tragedies of World War II and the Holocaust. Her two monographs--Musical Witness and Holocaust Representation (2015) and George Rochberg, American Composer (2019)--have both received accolades from leading musicological societies, and she is currently working on a book detailing the international reception of Viktor Ullmann's "Der Kaiser von Atlantis," a chamber opera written in Ghetto Terezín in 1944. In addition to written scholarship, Prof. Wlodarski regularly presents programs for major musical institutions, including the Los Angeles Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Violins of Hope Exhibition, and her work has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Harvard University. As an educator, she specializes in courses that explore the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of creative practices in music ranging from 1750 to the present and conducts the Dickinson College Choir.


  • B.A., Middlebury College, 1997
  • M.A., Eastman School of Music, 2001
  • Ph.D., 2006
  • Faculty Resident Director, Dickinson in Italy, 2022-2024


  • Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2010-11
  • Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2014-15