Prof. Bathia Churgin

Bathia Churgin is Professor emerita in the Music Department of Bar-Ilan University (Israel), a department she founded in 1970. She earned her Ph. D. at Harvard University in 1963 and first taught at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY). She has been a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University, the Harvard Summer School, Northwestern University Summer School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY, and Indiana University. A specialist in Classic music, the Classic Symphony, and Beethoven, she is the author of four volumes concerning the music of G. B. Sammartini and the book, "Transcendent Mastery: Studies in the Music of Beethoven" (Pendragon, in press). She is also the editor of Beethoven's Third and Fourth Symphonies for the Beethoven-Haus Werke (in press), and coeditor with Mary Sue Morrow of the volume on the l8th-century symphony for the series "The Symphonic Repertoire" (in press, Indiana University Press). A Festschrift in her honor was published by the Journal of Musicology, 18 (winter, 2001).