Alexander K. Rothe

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Alexander K. Rothe is a music and liberal arts professor and administrator with over ten years of experience teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students. Previously he was a Core Lecturer at Columbia University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology in 2015. His research interests are music performance studies, new music and diversity, and higher education administration.

Dr. Rothe served as a Lecturer of Musicology at Northern Arizona University (2019-20), Core Lecturer at Columbia University (2016-19), and a Graduate Instructor at Columbia University (2009-14). His research has been published in The Musical Quarterly and Current Musicology. He gave recent conference presentations at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Portland in 2019, the inaugural symposium “YOST: Y/Why Opera/Studies Today” at Yale University in 2019, the international symposium “Bauhaus Beyond Borders: Exploring the Legacy in the 21st Century” at Northwestern University in 2019, and the 2019 Ring Seminar “New Insights into Wagner’s Ring Cycle” for the Wagner Society of New York. Dr. Rothe received research grants from the Fulbright Program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). As an undergraduate at Northwestern University, he completed the five-year dual degree program, receiving a B.A. with honors in German and a B.M. with honors in Music Cognition.

Dissertation
Staging the Past: Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle in Divided Germany during the 1970s and 1980s
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Columbia Degrees: 
MA, Historical Musicology
2009
MPhil, Historical Musicology
2010
PhD, Historical Musicology
2015
Degrees from Other Institutions: 
BA/BS
with honors
German
Northwestern University
2006
BM
with honors
Music Cognition
Northwestern University
2006