Sonja Wermager

PhD Student in Historical Musicology

Sonja Wermager is a PhD Student in Historical Musicology. Her research focuses on intersections of religion and music, most recently the social and political context of Robert Schumann's religious works. She is the 2018-2020 recipient of the GSAS Barker Fellowship, serves on the editorial board of Current Musicology, and teaches Music Humanities. 
Prior to starting the PhD program in 2016, she completed a B.A. in Music and History at St. Olaf College and a Masters in Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK), where she received the U.S. Postgraduate Student Scholarship and graduated with distinction with a thesis on musical theology in the psalm paraphrases of Matthew Parker. She also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for College Possible, working with high school seniors on college access and affordability.