Jane Riegel Ferencz is Associate Professor of Music History and adjunct faculty in the Department of Women's Studies. She has presented papers at meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, the Haydn Society, and 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 studies of WPA Federal Dance Project music and the works of American pianist-composer-arranger Genevieve Pitot. Dr. Ferencz is a member of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, the American Beethoven Society, and the American String Teachers Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Cello Society. She has been a member of the SAM Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award Committee, serving as Chair in 2008, and currently serves as secretary of the AMS Midwest Chapter (2009-2011).
Awards: UW-W Excellence Award for Instructional Academic Staff (2002), 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); Music Department Teaching Award nominee (2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009); nominee for UW-W Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education (2008, 2010)