Jane Riegel Ferencz is Associate Professor of Music History and serves as the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Communication. She has presented papers nationally and internationally at meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, the Haydn Society, and a number of other organizations. Her musicological research interests are diverse, ranging from late 18th and early 19th century orchestral and chamber music to American music of the 20th century. Current projects include a book chronicling the musicians of the WPA Federal Dance Project, as well as a biography of the American pianist-composer-arranger Genevieve Pitot.
Dr. Ferencz is a member of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the American String Teachers Association, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Cello Society. She has chaired several committees for the Society for American Music, and has also served as secretary of the AMS Midwest Chapter (2009-2011). She has been active in a number of campus initiatives focused on intentional teaching and assessment.
At UWW, Dr. Ferencz teaches Music History courses. She has also participated in several Travel Study courses, taking students to Italy and France.
Awards: UW-W Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education (2012); College of Arts and Communication Teaching Award (2009); nominee for the W.P. Roseman Teaching Award (2009); UW-W LEARN Center Teaching Scholar (2002-2003); UW-W Excellence Award for Instructional Academic Staff (2002)
B.M. DePauw University (Cello Performance); M.M. Kent State University (Cello Performance); M.A. Kent State University (Musicology); Ph.D. UW-Madison (Historical Musicology); additional doctoral study at Indiana University-Bloomington