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Clare Carrasco

Assistant Professor Music Music - JCA
Clare Carrasco


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Clare Carrasco is a music historian who specializes in music and culture of early twentieth-century Austria and Germany. Her current book project focuses on music criticism and public concert life in Berlin during the earliest years of the Weimar Republic. She is especially interested in how contemporary witnesses experienced and ascribed meaning to public performances of avant-garde works amidst the political and social tumult that followed the First World War. 

Clare’s research has been published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society (2018) and the Journal of Musicology (2020), and she has presented her work at national and international conferences, including meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Austrian Studies Association, the German Studies Association, and the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. Her research has been supported by the University of North Texas, Butler University, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and an Alvin H. Johnson/AMS-50 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Musicological Society. 

Clare also maintains active teaching interests in ethnomusicology and social justice. At Butler University she teaches two courses in the undergraduate music history sequence each year: Music History and Literature 3 (1800–present) and Music in Global Contexts (a Social Justice and Diversity designated course). She regularly offers a variety of seminars for both undergraduate and graduate students. Recent seminar topics have included: Gender and Sexuality in Music, Berlin in the Weimar Republic, and Cultural Borrowing in Twentieth-Century Composition.  

Outside of her research and teaching, Clare is an avid runner and dedicated community volunteer. She also spends as much time as possible in her home state of New Mexico enjoying sunny skies, mountains, and green chile.


  • BM, 2006, New Mexico State University
  • MM, 2008, University of North Texas
  • PhD, 2016, University of North Texas