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Peter Lamothe

Peter Lamothe Dr. Peter Lamothe is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Belmont University School of Music, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Music History.

Dr. Lamothe received his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Master of Arts in Music from the University of New Hampshire. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition with a Minor in Classical Greek from the University of New Hampshire.

He has presented his research at conferences in the United States and the United Kingdom, including “‘Quite Far from That State of Grace:’  Debussy’s Score for Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien as Incidental Music,” “The Music of Ubu Roi: Terrasse’s Parallel World of Absurdity,” “Questions of Genre: Massenet’s Les Érinnyes at the Théâtre-National-Lyrique,” and “Salome in Paris, 1907: Decadence, Politics and Franco-German Relations. His article titled “Questions of Genre: Massenet’s Les Érinnyes at the Théâtre-National-Lyrique” appears in the award-winning collection of essays, Stage Music and Cultural Transfer: Paris, 1830-1914, edited by Annegret Fauser and Mark Everist (University of Chicago Press, 2009). He is a member of the American Musicological Society.

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