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David Salkowski

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

David Salkowski is a Lecturer of Musicology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research focuses on the intersections of aesthetics, religion, and community formation in Late Imperial Russia and the Russian diaspora. His publications have appeared in Twentieth Century Music and the edited volume Sacred and Secular Intersections in the Music of the Long Nineteenth Century, and additional contributions are forthcoming in Cambridge Opera Journal and The Oxford Handbook of Music and Christian Theology. He received his PhD in musicology from Princeton University in 2021 and is currently at work on his first monograph, provisionally titled Russian Orthodoxies in Music: Community, Censorship, and the Revival of the Sacred.


Salkowski’s research has been supported by the Fulbright Program in Russia, the Center for Culture, Society, and Religion at Princeton University, and the American Musicological Society. Prior to joining the faculty at Tennessee, he taught at Montclair State University and Kennesaw State University.

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Grechaninov's Sister Beatrice and the Consecration of the Stage in Orthodox Russia

(Re)constructing Medieval Rus’ in Kastalsky’s Furnace Rite