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Raymond Knapp

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Raymond Knapp is Distinguished Professor of Musicology and Humanities, and is currently serving his third term as Chair of the Department. The inaugural Director of the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, he has also served the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as Academic Associate Dean. Knapp has a broad interest in classical and contemporary music, and has authored five books, including the award-winning The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity (2005) and, most recently, Making Light: Haydn, Musical Camp, and the Long Shadow of German Idealism (2018). He is currently co-editing The Oxford Handbook of the Television Musical with Jessica Sternfeld. At UCLA since 1989, Knapp is well known for his commitment to undergraduate education, having chaired the Academic Senate’s Undergraduate Council, General Education Governance Committee, and College Faculty Executive Committee. He is currently helping to develop a Disability Studies IDP and Major at UCLA.