Noel Verzosa, Jr.

  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Associate Professor of Music

Department Chair of Music

Program Director, Master's in Humanities

Brodbeck Music Hall, Room 9


I am a music historian specializing in Western art music of the nineteenth- and twentieth centuries. My specific area of interest is in French music and its relationship to philosophy, criticism, and general intellectual culture.

I offer courses on a variety of musical topics: the history of Western art music from the medieval era to the present; music and philosophy; American popular music; Sondheim; Beethoven; world music; etc.

In a former life I was a pianist, and on rare occasions, I have been known to dust off the keys and jam for old times' sake. Outside of music, my hobbies include German board games and fountain pens.


  • B.A., Bowdoin College, 1999
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008