David Schroeder

Professor Emeritus


Email: david.schroeder@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.3772
Fax: 902.494.2801
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 Univesity Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Musicology
  • Music and the Enlightenment
  • Music and culture


  • AMus (Western)
  • BA (Western)
  • MA (Western)
  • PhD (Cambridge)

Research & creative activity

Current research interests include ethics and the performing arts, music and the Holocaust, and listener’s guides

Selected publications

Experiencing Tchaikovsky: A Listener’s Companion (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015)

Experiencing Mozart: A Listener’s Companion (Scarecrow, 2013)

Hitchcock’s Ear: Music and the Director’s Art (Continuum, 2012)

Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2009)

Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002)

Mozart in Revolt: Strategies of Resistance, Mischief and Deception (Yale UP, 1999)

Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990)

Numerous articles on Berg, Schubert (criticism and performance issues), Haydn, Mozart, and Verdi have appeared in journals such as The Musical Quarterly, Music and Letters, Logos, The Journal of the American Musicological Society, Mosaic, The Music Review, and Italian Journal.

Awards and honors

University Research Professor (Dalhousie, 2008-13); invited talks include ones given at Lincoln Center in New York, at the Caixaforum in Barcelona, and on BBC Radio 3; other lectures and conference papers have been presented in Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Spain, and Hungary.