Kim Pineda, PhD

Musicology and Historical Performance


I am a musicologist and performer specializing in historical performance practices of classical music from the 14th through 18th centuries, as well as vernacular music in the American Southwest and the Louisiana Territory.
My research inerests include:

  • French and Spanish colonial and mission music in the Americas
  • Rhetoric and music in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Music, race, gender, and empire in the long eighteenth century
  • Improvisation traditions from the 15th through the 19th centuries
  • Transmission of music across cultural borders (Baroque Borderlands)
For 2016-17 I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology at Texas Tech University

Performance Calendar 2016-17

  • 4 September 2016, TTU Friends of Music (time/location TBA)
  • 18 September 2016, Faculty Collaborations Concert, TTU Hemmle Recital Hall, 16:00
I am available for workshops and masterclasses in academic or private settings. The workshops offer a stimulating and challenging environment where participants will improve their playing technique, musical understanding, and expand their knowledge of historical performance practices.

(I usually update the calendar as soon as events are scheduled)


Students looking for assistance in preparing for entrance exams to graduate school or doctoral comprehensive exams may contact me for tutoring. My training, research, and teaching experience can help you negotiate the experience. The lessons may take place virtually or in person. Click here to start an email dialogue

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