Heidi Jensen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Performing Arts
Performing Arts Division


  • PhD: Musicology with Cognates in Anthropology and Philosophy, The University of Florida, 2022
  • Dual MM: Music History and Literature and Guitar Performance, The University of New Mexico, 2015
  • BA: Anthropology with Minor in Philosophy, The University of Rochester, 2003

Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Intersections of music and philosophy
  • Ecomusicology
  • Sound Studies
  • Transmedia song and digital histories
  • Junctures of technology and aesthetics
  • Popular music and commercial culture as historical narrative

Courses Taught

  • Music History I&II
  • Sound Gathering
  • Cultural Competencies
  • Alfred Popular Music Ensemble
  • Musical Reorientations
  • Musical Infrastructures
  • Introduction to Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Music Theory I&II
  • First-Year Experience

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Research & Publications

  • Book Proposal: “Three Women: Piracy, Sovereignty, and the Sublimity of Song” (Book Project)
  • Panel Chair, “Envisioning Climate Justice Through Folk Music,” at “Music, Sound, and Climate Justice Conversations 2022” 11/9/22
  • “Soundings” at “Aesthetics and Evidence Conference” hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies and the UF Anthropology Department 2022
  • Committee Member for “Creative Resilience Conference: Artistic Expression and Community Throughout COVID-19 2021
  • “Ringing Out and Zooming In: The Collapse of Productive and Reproductive Labor” presenter/panelist American Musicological Society National Conference, Ecocriticism Study Group (Talk and Podcast) 2020
  • “Gestures of Criminality and the Gist of Violence: Gestus in ‘Die Moritat vom Mackie Messer’” presenter, GAMuT Graduate Student Conference, University of North Texas 2020
  • “‘You sleep, we do the work for you.’ Kurt Weill’s Surreal ‘Song of The Guns’” UF Student Society for Musicology Mini Conference 2019
  • “Gestures of Criminality and the Gist of Violence: Gestus in ‘Die Moritat vom Mackie Messer’” Southern Graduate Research Symposium 2019
  • Pre-Opera Lecture, “Engleburt Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel” Phillips Performing Arts Center 2018
  • Presenter, “The Liminal Ideal and Liminoid Reality of Wagner's Bayreuth” American Musicological Society, Capitol Chapter Conference 2016

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