Timothy D. Watkins

Associate Professor of Musicology
Jarvis Hall 321

t.watkins@tcu.edu | 817-257-4959

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Ph.D., Musicology, The Florida State University
MM, Musicology, The Florida State University
MCM, Conducting,The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
BM (cum laude), Samford University

Courses Taught

The Music of Latin America
Seminar in Musicology
Graduate Survey of Music History
History of Music I: Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance
World Music

Areas of Focus

Renaissance music, Baroque music, The music of Latin America, especially the musical consequences of the encounter between European and indigenous cultures.

Performance Practice: Issues and Approaches. Edited volume with preface by Christopher Hogwood. Ann Arbor: Steglein, 2009.
“Some Thoughts about Teaching Music History: A Conversation with Douglass Seaton,” Journal of Music History Pedagogy, 4/2 (Spring 2014): 193-211.
Numerous articles on instruments in Guaraní and Aché cultures in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd ed., edited by Laurence Libin.  Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“Musical Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Jesuit Reductions.” In “Hands-On” Musicology: Essays in Honor of Jeffery Kite-Powell, edited by Allen Scott, 291-308. Ann Arbor: Steglein, 2012.

Arpa India ha Mbaraká: Questions of Paraguayan Musical Identity.” Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, University of Sheffield, England, 20 – 23 April 2017.

“Cultural and Musical Identities in Princeton Garret-Gates MS. 258.” 19th Congress of the International Musicological Society, Rome, Italy, 1 – 7 July 2012.

“A New Source for Colonial Guatemalan Music: Princeton Garret-Gates MS. 258.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, Minneapolis, MN, 7 – 10 April 2011.

“Musical Acculturation in Early Colonial Mexico.” Annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Venice, Italy, 8-10 April, 2010.

“A Whole New World: Colonial Mexican Polyphony as Cultural Encounter.” Transitions: 18th Congress of the International Musicological Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 10 – 15 July 2007.

“Music from the Oaxaca Codex: Toward a Postcolonial Approach to Early Mexican Polyphony.” International Conference of the College Music Society, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 13 – 17 June 2005.

“The [Mexican] Order of Things: A Foucauldian Approach to Music in Colonial Mexico.” Annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Miami, Florida, 2 – 5 October 2003.

“Cellular-Modular Organization as an Indicator of Nahua Influence on Compositions by Gaspar Fernandes.” Annual meeting of the American Musicological Society, Atlanta, Georgia, 15 – 18 November 2001.

American Musicological Society

Society for Ethnomusicology

British Forum for Ethnomusicology

Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

College Music Society

Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Renaissance Society of America

American Musicological Society:

  • Moderator of the electronic discussion list (AMS-L), 2013 – 2014
  • Communications Committee, 2012 – 2013
  • Local Arrangements Committee, Southwest Chapter 2012

Society for Seventeenth-Century Music:

  • Nominating Committee (2003 – 2006)