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Elizabeth Whittenburg Ozment

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Office location and address
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.M., James Madison University
M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

As an Association Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, I advise Transfer students. I encourage students to visit my office to discuss their transition to UVA, intellectual curiosities, short- and long-term academic plans, and strategies for balancing coursework with life responsibilities. Above all, I wish for my students to be academically successful and to take advantage of the many resources available to them at UVA.

My research interests include cultural memory, performance repetition, public history, and environmental sound. I am particularly interested in the reiteration of musical performances to mark landscapes and influence historical memory. My most recent ethnographic work about musical memorialscapes in the southern United States explores the values that communities assign to history through selective music preservation, and is forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation(OUP, 2017). I have served on the Society for Ethnomusicology Council, as media review editor for the Society for American Music Bulletin, and as secretary of the Society for Ethnomusicology gender and sexualities taskforce.

I hold degrees in musicology/ethnomusicology, music performance, music education, and graduate certificates in women’s studies, and interdisciplinary university teaching. Prior to my role as Association Dean, I taught in the School of Music and Institute for Women’s Studies at The University of Georgia, in the School of Liberal Arts at Georgia Gwinnett College, and as a Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholar at West Chester University. I am also an active clarinetist, and an avid supporter of the arts.

LASE 150: Special Topics in the Liberal Arts
Special Topics in the Liberal Arts.
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
MUSI 1559: New Course in Music
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Music.
MUSI 3030: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MUSI 3310; or instructor permission.
MUSI 3570: Music Cultures
Credits: 3
Studies of various musical topics, with emphasis on relatons between music and cultural context. Taught at the major level.
MUSI 4060: Women & Music
Credits: 3
Studies women's perspectives about music, and dominant perceptions of women's participation in music. A global approach to exploring women's roles as creators, performers, patrons, and consumers of popular and art music traditions.
MUSI 4559: New Course in Music
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Music.