Musicology Faculty


Dr. Sally Bick

Associate Professor

Dr. Bick is an Academic Advisor for Music students.

Office: Armouries, AM 226
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 2787

Sally Bick received her Ph.D. from Yale after completing a Bachelor in Music from the University of Toronto, an MPhil from Yale and Masters in Music from Indiana University. Her research focuses on film musicology and American musical culture from the 1930s and 40s with an emphasis on the intersection of music and politics.

Her articles appear in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Musical Quarterly, American Music, Acta Musicologica, Current Musicology, and German Studies Review as well as in book collections.

Dr. Bick is currently working on two large projects. Her book, under with Cambridge University Press, presents a critical assessment of 1930s and 40s cultural front ideals in relation to the aesthetic and political values underlying Aaron Copland's and Hanns Eisler's engagement with Hollywood. She is also preparing an intellectual and cultural history on the musical legacy of the New School for Social Research and its contributions to U.S. musical culture.

Dr. Bick was the winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award (2006)), and received a year fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2011-12); as well as two three-year grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2004-07 and 2011-14). She is on the Board of the Journal of the Society for American Music and belongs to the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music.


Dr. Mary Paquette-Abt

Sessional Instructor

Office: The Armouries

Mary Paquette-Abt, a musicologist living in Detroit, began teaching at the University of Windsor in the Fall of 2010. Her research interests include sacred and secular vocal music in early seventeenth-century Rome, and the music of the United States, particularly Detroit, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Both interests pursue the role of music in print and in performance as evidence of culture and society, and rely on local archival sources.

Currently, on the summer faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Dr. Paquette-Abt has taught previously at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Michigan State University, Louisiana State University, and Wayne State University, where she has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Humanities Center. Her masters and doctoral degrees were completed at the University of Chicago, and the B.A. at Drake University. She has lectured on Detroit music at Wayne State University and at Tulane, has published reviews in The Journal of Musicological Research and Early Music, and has presented papers at both national and chapter meetings of the American Musicological Society, the International Musicological Society Congress, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. At present, she serves as editorial assistant for the online Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music.