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Associate professor of musicology, Dalhousie University

Steven Baur is a Los Angeles-born musicologist and an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has published widely on topics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century music from both “popular” and “classical” traditions, from Ringo to Ravel and from Musorgsky to the mambo. His work appears in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Popular Music and Society, American Music, and the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, and he has co-edited two books. He is currently working on a monograph focusing on drum kit performance practice since the dawn of recording. Baur is also an accomplished drummer with hundreds of recordings and live performances to his credit.


  • 2005–2021
    Associate Professor, Dalhousie University